News

Stories and updates from the Challenging Heights team, partners, and supporters.

Children in Senya empowered to take action in their community
Education Prevention

Children in Senya empowered to take action in their community

For the past several weeks, our Partners in Development Officer, Rosemary, has been out in the field in Senya. Multiple...
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Harvest season is bountiful for seed microloan recipients
Livelihoods Prevention

Harvest season is bountiful for seed microloan recipients

This growing season hasn't been an easy one. The rains came rather late and were very sporadic. The maize crops...
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In-kind microloan beneficiary praises the programme
Livelihoods Prevention Rescue and Recovery

In-kind microloan beneficiary praises the programme

Rose Attah sat among the small group of women gathered in the meeting hall, surrounded by large bags filled with...
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Community Child Protection Committee comes to Immuna
Rescue and Recovery

Community Child Protection Committee comes to Immuna

As the rate of trafficking has declined in Winneba, Challenging Heights has begun to expand into other communities along the...
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Challenging Heights calls on the government to #StopSlaveryGhana
News

Challenging Heights calls on the government to #StopSlaveryGhana

The recent release of the U.S. State Department's 2016 Trafficking in Persons Report has shown that Ghana's government's response to and efforts...
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40,000 pairs of shoes distributed to children in need
Education Prevention

40,000 pairs of shoes distributed to children in need

For the past few weeks, our field team has been visiting schools around Winneba and the Central Region to distribute...
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NGO supports police to rescue five children from slavery
News

NGO supports police to rescue five children from slavery

Five child slaves in Fantekope, an island community along the Lake Volta in the Kpando District have been rescued from slavery...
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Hand in Hand for Literacy Library hosts workshop for area teachers
Education Prevention

Hand in Hand for Literacy Library hosts workshop for area teachers

A library is an important part of any community that values education. But in a place that has low literacy...
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Challenging Heights attends UNICEF workshop about corporal punishment
Advocacy

Challenging Heights attends UNICEF workshop about corporal punishment

Last week was a major step forward for our Advocacy Officer, Akua Duah, and her anti-corporal punishment campaign. She, along...
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Challenging Heights calls for government action to address human trafficking
News

Challenging Heights calls for government action to address human trafficking

Challenging Heights has stated that it is disappointed in the Government for still failing to address the issue of Human...
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Sixteen children rescued from forced labour on Lake Volta
Rescue and Recovery

Sixteen children rescued from forced labour on Lake Volta

After months of research and preparations, our Rescue Team spent the last two weeks on Lake Volta locating and rescuing...
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CH Cold Store marks major success on first day
Livelihoods Prevention

CH Cold Store marks major success on first day

After nine seemingly never-ending months, the CH Cold Store has opened for business and is supplying the women of Winneba...
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After five attempts, Kodjo agreed to a rescue
Rescue and Recovery

After five attempts, Kodjo agreed to a rescue

He’d heard of Challenging Heights and the work they did to take children working on Lake Volta away from their...
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Success in school after years on Lake Volta
Rescue and Recovery

Success in school after years on Lake Volta

Having never been to school before, Challenging Heights field officers call 11-year-old Kwame the role model to his family. While...
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Reintegrating and reuniting 10 survivors of child slavery
Rescue and Recovery

Reintegrating and reuniting 10 survivors of child slavery

It was an emotional morning, with expressions ranging from ear-to-ear grins to tears of joy to nervous jitters to a...
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Child Development Khazanas come to Swedru schools
Education

Child Development Khazanas come to Swedru schools

In a partnership with Butterflies India, last week we signed up 80 students to participate in Child Development Khazanas (CDKs)...
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2014 YEP Graduate Now Managing Print Shop Near University
Livelihoods

2014 YEP Graduate Now Managing Print Shop Near University

Before joining Challenging Heights’ Youth Empowerment Programme (YEP), Emmanuel said he knew how to type and some basic graphic design....
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New Community Child Protection Committee formed in Manford
Rescue and Recovery

New Community Child Protection Committee formed in Manford

One of the most important parts of our work with identifying children who are at risk or have been trafficked...
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Challenging Heights encourages media to cover social protection issues
Advocacy

Challenging Heights encourages media to cover social protection issues

We here at Challenging Heights are extremely proud of what we have been able to accomplish. From rescuing slaves from...
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Professional development training at shelter yields results
Rescue and Recovery

Professional development training at shelter yields results

In order to provide the best care we can to the rescued children in our shelter, our staff continually undergoes...
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