News

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

Reintegrated children prepare for their first school vacation
Rescue and Recovery

Reintegrated children prepare for their first school vacation

Rescuing children from slavery on Lake Volta is only the first step in a long, and sometimes difficult, journey to...
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Local fish mongers step up to help at Challenging Heights’ fish smoking site
Livelihoods

Local fish mongers step up to help at Challenging Heights’ fish smoking site

It’s a service Challenging Heights envisions as a hub for activity, commerce and progress in the Penkye community on Winneba’s...
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YEP Graduate runs his own printing shop
Livelihoods

YEP Graduate runs his own printing shop

With a line out the front door and people sitting on every seat available, Konastone apologises to his clients and...
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DCE Prevents Child Labour Rescue in Awutu-Senya
News

DCE Prevents Child Labour Rescue in Awutu-Senya

For Immediate Release 31 March, 2016 Challenging Heights is disappointed in the conduct of the District Chief Executive of Awutu-Senya,...
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High hopes for high fashion instead of fishing on Lake Volta
Rescue and Recovery

High hopes for high fashion instead of fishing on Lake Volta

Sitting behind a sewing machine in the noisy tailor shop at Nkwantanan, in the middle of the four access roads...
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CHS students compete in Winneba’s Inter-school Games
Education

CHS students compete in Winneba’s Inter-school Games

Each school year in the middle of the second term, schools from across Winneba come together in friendly competition. Twelve...
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CH Development Partners work to help stop child trafficking in Ghana
News

CH Development Partners work to help stop child trafficking in Ghana

An overwhelming number of children in Accra Town, an island community close toYeji in the Brong-Ahafo Region are not enrolled...
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Without water in Winneba
Uncategorized

Without water in Winneba

For nearly two months, water did not flow from the city lines throughout the town of Winneba. Turning on a...
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Rescued children learn life skills for personal health, safety and self-control
Rescue and Recovery

Rescued children learn life skills for personal health, safety and self-control

As we rehabilitate children rescued from slave labour on Lake Volta, staff at our Hovde House shelter continuously works on...
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Financial management training helps beneficiaries plan for their businesses
Livelihoods

Financial management training helps beneficiaries plan for their businesses

In search of better jobs and more secure income, hundreds of women and a few men join our Challenging Heights...
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Safety and hope for a bright future make Hovde House “home” after a rescue
Rescue and Recovery

Safety and hope for a bright future make Hovde House “home” after a rescue

Fifteen year-old Ema enjoys reading in the shelter's library. year-old Ema spent six years fishing as a child slave on...
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Soap making adds extra skills for beneficiaries’ earning potential
Livelihoods

Soap making adds extra skills for beneficiaries’ earning potential

In a boisterous training session under a canopy set up next to the Challenging Heights office in Sankor, more than...
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Child Protection Trainings help staff and communities better care for children
Rescue and Recovery

Child Protection Trainings help staff and communities better care for children

Caning an entire school class when they continuously show up late. A seventeen year-old dating a nineteen year-old. A seventeen...
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Child Rights Conference makes necessary waves with local leaders
Advocacy

Child Rights Conference makes necessary waves with local leaders

Nearly 500 children from 19 different schools in the Senya Beraku area gathered at the Senya Methodist Church on 29...
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Hundreds of children call on local Assembly to protect their Child Rights
News

Hundreds of children call on local Assembly to protect their Child Rights

For Immediate Release – Challenging Heights in partnership with the Canadian High Commission today supported hundreds of children in Senya Beraku...
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Behind the Scenes at Challenging Heights: HR strengthens organisation
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Behind the Scenes at Challenging Heights: HR strengthens organisation

After managing a family-owned rental real estate company, Araba Korsah left her hometown of Cape Coast for Winneba, to re-energize...
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Art Therapy Offers Avenue for Self-Expression for Rescued Children
Rescue and Recovery

Art Therapy Offers Avenue for Self-Expression for Rescued Children

A palm-sized canoe with seats and a fishing line leading to a fish almost the size of the boat was...
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“Voluntary Returns” to our Rehabilitation Shelter
Rescue and Recovery

“Voluntary Returns” to our Rehabilitation Shelter

While most of the children who arrive at our Hovde House Rehabilitation Shelter are rescued by our field team from...
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Challenging Heights position on the National Plan of Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Ghana
News

Challenging Heights position on the National Plan of Action for the Elimination of the Worst Forms of Child Labour in Ghana

For Immediate Release – The Overall goal of the NPA is stated as: “The main objective of this National Plan of...
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Rescued Story: From a life of work, afraid of drowning, to a hopeful future in school
Rescue and Recovery

Rescued Story: From a life of work, afraid of drowning, to a hopeful future in school

Having seen another boy drown while diving into the lake to untangle a net caught on a tree underwater, Kow...
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