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

Recap of a Rescue, 40+ Children Saved from Modern Slavery in 2015
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Recap of a Rescue, 40+ Children Saved from Modern Slavery in 2015

In the week traversing Lake Volta in October 2015, the Challenging Heights Field Operations Team rescued 24 children from forced...
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Christmas at Challenging Heights School
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Christmas at Challenging Heights School

As part of an annual tradition, students at Challenging Heights School prepare entertainment to celebrate the end of the year...
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Advocacy and training put to use to stop child trafficking
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Advocacy and training put to use to stop child trafficking

This fall, a bus full of children was stopped by police; the driver was questioned; all children were questioned, and...
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Parents visit newly rescued children at the Challenging Heights rehabilitation shelter
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Parents visit newly rescued children at the Challenging Heights rehabilitation shelter

Sometimes it’s been years since a mother or father has seen their child, who’d been sent to northern regions to...
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Library recitation competition inspires reading and learning
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Library recitation competition inspires reading and learning

The best English speakers from five different schools pitted against each other for an intense recitation competition. The librarians at...
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Rescue: Traffickers are summoned and pay restitution
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Rescue: Traffickers are summoned and pay restitution

At the time of rescue, traffickers and families who are said to be misusing children and forcing them to work...
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Challenging Heights Rescues 24 Trafficked Children trapped in Hazardous Labour
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Challenging Heights Rescues 24 Trafficked Children trapped in Hazardous Labour

Challenging Heights has just rescued another 24 children trapped in child trafficking in fishing on Lake Volta. This brings the...
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Senya community learns the realities of child trafficking
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Senya community learns the realities of child trafficking

Gasps and groans erupt from a crowd of hundreds gathered at the Methodist Church in Senya, which is nearly an...
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Children enjoy reading and learning at CHS Hand in Hand for Literacy Community Library
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Children enjoy reading and learning at CHS Hand in Hand for Literacy Community Library

“All these little faces are smiling, reading, and enjoying books.” For about the first ten minutes of stepping into the...
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Rescue: A day on Lake Volta; 2 more boys will go to school
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Rescue: A day on Lake Volta; 2 more boys will go to school

The first day the field team was set to ship out in the Jeff Kashden Express in search of children...
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Public transport drivers learn how to watch out for child trafficking
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Public transport drivers learn how to watch out for child trafficking

“There is so much I want to share with everyone back at the [station],” said Kweku, a transportation union leader...
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Rescued: The boy hurriedly eating on the Lake Volta shore in Yeji
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Rescued: The boy hurriedly eating on the Lake Volta shore in Yeji

Lists are made and given to Ghana Police, Navy and the Ministry of Social Welfare. Day one is arranging back-up;...
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Hovde House staff use new therapies to ease rescued children’s PTSD
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Hovde House staff use new therapies to ease rescued children’s PTSD

When children arrive at the Hovde House Rehabilitation Shelter, they come from a life of slave labour on Lake Volta....
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Challenging Heights School votes for its first student government
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Challenging Heights School votes for its first student government

“Mr. Chairman!” is how each student began their manifesto, explaining why they are the best candidate for the role in...
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Violence Against Children Endangers Development in Ghana
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Violence Against Children Endangers Development in Ghana

Press Release: 2nd October 2015 As we commemorate the International Day for Non-Violence, Challenging Heights is calling on schools and...
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Behind the Scenes of Challenging Heights: from Intern to ICT teacher to Grants Officer
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Behind the Scenes of Challenging Heights: from Intern to ICT teacher to Grants Officer

"I never knew that volunteering could be a good way to get experience that will then get you a job."...
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CHS students vote for the World Children’s Prize
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CHS students vote for the World Children’s Prize

Advocating and education about children’s rights, making children aware of some hazardous child labour in other parts of the world,...
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Continuous vigilance needed to prevent child trafficking
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Continuous vigilance needed to prevent child trafficking

Press Release: 20th September 2015 Today, 20th September 2015, through Senya Police Service and Challenging Heights collaboration 5 children were...
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CHS student advocates against child labour after his own time enslaved on Lake Volta
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CHS student advocates against child labour after his own time enslaved on Lake Volta

He wants to be a soldier and eventually launch a career in computer engineering. These goals of success and stability...
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Rescued children say hello to their families, goodbye to their friends, for now
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Rescued children say hello to their families, goodbye to their friends, for now

A busload of anxious children rides through Swedru, Winneba, and Senya. More than thirty child slaves completed an intensive rehabilitation...
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