BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / DECEMBER 10, 2018 Go Back Challenging Heights Rescues 42 More Children From...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / OCTOBER 15, 2018 Go Back In Support of #FootballPeople Action Weeks October 15,...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / AUGUST 7, 2018 Its Family Time! The family visit day is one of the key events on...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / JULY 31, 2018 In a country where 1.9 million children 5 to 17 years of age are...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / JULY 5, 2018 Trafficking impacts children and their families on the individual...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / DECEMBER 8, 2017 It was early evening when the Rescue Team stepped off the bus in...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / NOVEMBER 13, 2017 So far in 2017, we have cared for 128 children at the...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 Growing up, Kojo* was a typical Ghanaian child. He is the...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / SEPTEMBER 6, 2017 Challenging Heights, in collaboration with the Ghana Police...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / AUGUST 29, 2017 Challenging Heights is campaigning against violence against...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / AUGUST 11, 2017 Challenging Heights, along with the Ministry of Gender, Children...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / JULY 25, 2017 Last week, a group of students at Friends International Academy...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / JUNE 28, 2017 Challenging Heights is pleased to note that Ghana has maintained,...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / JUNE 21, 2017 It's a relatively routine morning in Joma, a small town along...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / MAY 24, 2017 We know that changing cultural norms is no easy task. While more than...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / APRIL 19, 2017 Last year was an important year for us at Challenging Heights. We...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / APRIL 12, 2017 We at Challenging Heights spent much of last year assessing the...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / APRIL 10, 2017 Challenging Heights, in partnership with Abolish Slavery Now, an...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / MARCH 15, 2017 After we conduct a rescue and the children are brought to the...

Learn more about child trafficking, child labour, and children’s rights from around the...

At Challenging Heights children are at the heart of everything we do. As such, we invite schools and young...

The majority of the children working on Lake Volta are 10 years old or younger, and this is reflected in...

Perpetual Bondzie, 25, was working as a seamstress our of her house. However, her business was small...

Three years ago Kofi*, then 13, had completed his time at the Challenging Heights Hovde House. He was ready...

Last month, Challenging Heights and their partner Mercy Project reintegrated 30 children with their...

At Challenging Heights, we believe in and support the protection of children’s rights, particularly...

We at Challenging Heights have reached a crucial point in our history. For the past 12 years we have spread...

Throughout the years that we’ve been rescuing and rehabilitating survivors of modern slavery on Lake...

There was a buzz in the air all week. Classes had been closed for a few days and the children had set about...

There wasn’t a cloud in the sky, but the soft haze of Harmattan had settled above the waters of Lake...

Once we have rescued children from Lake Volta and they are recovering at our Hovde House shelter, our...

Each year, December 2 marks the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery. This year, James Kofi...

Earlier this year, Family for Every Child released the Guidelines on Children’s...

Challenging Heights has received the Best Social Enterprise award at the 5th edition of the...

Kwame props the hood of the taxi up and bends at the waist to reach into the engine. He fiddles with the...

Earlier this year, the students of Castle View High School in Castle View, Colorado choose Challenging...

Years as a domestic servant for fishermen on Lake Volta, Ruth knew cooking and washing. She would take boat...

As a part of the launch of the Children’s Reintegration Guidelines from Family for Every Child,...

Challenging Heights School is now Friends International Academy! We are building on our success and...

Upon entering the gates to the Challenging Heights Hovde House, you could tell that today was not a normal...

For the past several weeks, our Partners in Development Officer, Rosemary, has been out in the field in...

This growing season hasn’t been an easy one. The rains came rather late and were very sporadic. The...

Rose Attah sat among the small group of women gathered in the meeting hall, surrounded by large bags filled...

As the rate of trafficking has declined in Winneba, Challenging Heights has begun to expand into other...

For the past few weeks, our field team has been visiting schools around Winneba and the Central Region to...

Five child slaves in Fantekope, an island community along the Lake Volta in the Kpando District have...

A library is an important part of any community that values education. But in a place that has low literacy...

Last week was a major step forward for our Advocacy Officer, Akua Duah, and her anti-corporal punishment...

Challenging Heights has stated that it is disappointed in the Government for still failing to address the...

After months of research and preparations, our Rescue Team spent the last two weeks on Lake Volta locating...

After nine seemingly never-ending months, the CH Cold Store has opened for business and is supplying the...

He’d heard of Challenging Heights and the work they did to take children working on Lake Volta away...

Having never been to school before, Challenging Heights field officers call 11-year-old Kwame the role...

It was an emotional morning, with expressions ranging from ear-to-ear grins to tears of joy to nervous...

In a partnership with Butterflies India, last week we signed up 80 students to participate in Child...

One of the most important parts of our work with identifying children who are at risk or have been...

We here at Challenging Heights are extremely proud of what we have been able to accomplish. From rescuing...

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

Rescuing children from slavery on Lake Volta is only the first step in a long, and sometimes difficult,...

It’s a service Challenging Heights envisions as a hub for activity, commerce and progress in the...

With a line out the front door and people sitting on every seat available, Konastone apologises to his...

Sitting behind a sewing machine in the noisy tailor shop at Nkwantanan, in the middle of the four access...

Each school year in the middle of the second term, schools from across Winneba come together in friendly...

An overwhelming number of children in Accra Town, an island community close toYeji in the Brong-Ahafo...

For nearly two months, water did not flow from the city lines throughout the town of Winneba. Turning on a...

As we rehabilitate children rescued from slave labour on Lake Volta, staff at our Hovde House shelter...

In search of better jobs and more secure income, hundreds of women and a few men join our Challenging...

Fifteen year-old Ema enjoys reading in the shelter’s library. year-old Ema spent six years fishing as...

In a boisterous training session under a canopy set up next to the Challenging Heights office in Sankor,...

Caning an entire school class when they continuously show up late. A seventeen year-old dating a...

Nearly 500 children from 19 different schools in the Senya Beraku area gathered at the Senya Methodist...

For Immediate Release – Challenging Heights in partnership with the Canadian High...

After managing a family-owned rental real estate company, Araba Korsah left her hometown of Cape Coast for...

A palm-sized canoe with seats and a fishing line leading to a fish almost the size of the boat was crafted...

While most of the children who arrive at our Hovde House Rehabilitation Shelter are rescued by our field...

For Immediate Release – The Overall goal of the NPA is stated as: “The main objective...

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

In the week traversing Lake Volta in October 2015, the Challenging Heights Field Operations Team rescued 24...

As part of an annual tradition, students at Challenging Heights School prepare entertainment to celebrate...

This fall, a bus full of children was stopped by police; the driver was questioned; all children were...

Sometimes it’s been years since a mother or father has seen their child, who’d been sent to...

The best English speakers from five different schools pitted against each other for an intense recitation...

At the time of rescue, traffickers and families who are said to be misusing children and forcing them to...

Challenging Heights has just rescued another 24 children trapped in child trafficking in fishing on Lake...

Gasps and groans erupt from a crowd of hundreds gathered at the Methodist Church in Senya, which is nearly...

“All these little faces are smiling, reading, and enjoying books.” For about the first ten...

The first day the field team was set to ship out in the Jeff Kashden Express in search of children trapped...

When children arrive at the Hovde House Rehabilitation Shelter, they come from a life of slave labour on...

“There is so much I want to share with everyone back at the [station],” said Kweku, a...

“Mr. Chairman!” is how each student began their manifesto, explaining why they are the best...

Press Release: 2nd October 2015 As we commemorate the International Day for Non-Violence, Challenging...

“I never knew that volunteering could be a good way to get experience that will then get you a...

Advocating and education about children’s rights, making children aware of some hazardous child...

Today, 20th September 2015, through Senya Police Service and Challenging Heights collaboration 5 children...

He wants to be a soldier and eventually launch a career in computer engineering. These goals of success and...

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

Challenging Heights condemns the current trend of delay and irregularity in the release of capitation...

School uniforms and classroom desks, cabinets and chairs, are sewn and built on site at Challenging Heights...

While school is out for August vacation, Challenging Heights School teachers gathered in the community...

Challenging Heights is happy to acknowledge that the Motor Transport and Traffic Directive (MTTD) of Ghana...

After a press conference with Ghana Police which launched the “Turn Back Human...

Bright-eyed, but quiet and nervous, twenty-two students from Challenging Heights School split up into...

Challenging Heights calls on Ghana Police to deliver on their commitment to stop children being trafficked...

All 55 children currently being cared for at the Challenging Heights Hovde House were taken on a day-long...

“We are the money watchmen! The ‘money security act.’” Gilbert Oduroh says he and...

“It’s a great feeling ‘cause you get the chance to transform someone who has never been...

Hair dresser, tailor, concrete designer, auto mechanic, welder, carpenter and more. The oldest rescued...

As the Challenging Heights Community Stakeholder’s Manager, Mr. Mensah settles disputes between...

“I hope that my appeal will be granted so that together we can create a country safe for all children...

Research results launched in Ghana today have highlighted how the Government’s Livelihood Empowerment...

Before heating the coals and smoking fish to sell at market, participants of the Challenging Heights...

Challenging Heights strongly asserts that the leaks in the ongoing Basic Education Certificate Examination...

Between class-work, exam prep and studying, 20 of Challenging Heights School’s oldest students, JHS 2...

Challenging Heights believes that the Government of Ghana is neglecting its 9 million children by failing...

Shelter staff makes the Hovde House feel like home for rescued children “One of the kids here...

As Ghana Police Service launch the TURN BACK Human Trafficking strategy today, Challenging...

Along with preparing the children rescued from hazardous labour on Lake Volta to go back to their families...

If a child reports neglect on the part of his own parents, or a parent needs support getting their spouse...

PRESS RELEASE 18-5-2015 Ghana Education Service must respond to the violent and unnecessary discipline...

“We have devoted ourself to do this work, so that our children’s future will be...

Just one week after learning how to make liquid soap through the Challenging Heights Livelihoods,...

Much excitement filled the streets of Winneba during the first weekend in May. The annual Aboakyir...

Friday morning, the Challenging Heights bus rolled out of the Hovde House with 17 children and the...

“In your own one corner, you can start something that in the near future will guarantee something...

Challenging Heights School rewarded its best behaved students with prize packs with storybooks, stuffed...

The Challenging Heights team successfully completed another rescue trip to Lake Volta, bringing back...

Today we remember the abolition of the Transatlantic Slave Trade, the victims of this injustice, and those...

Packed into a car in the middle of the night, 25 confused and scared children were unknowingly being sent...

As our radio programme, aimed at local, Ghanaian, audience, continues we have been excited to see the...

This year we have been excited to continue moving forward with our various livelihoods programmes! More...

16 year old, Georgina, is a powerhouse student at Challenging Heights School. Georgina is currently in JHS...

“The Chairperson, Nenyi Ghartey VI, Honorable Alex Afenyo-Markin (MP for Effutu), Reverend Professor...

The evidence of Slavery in Ghana is undeniable Another 17 children have been rescued from hazardous forced...

Another 17 children have been rescued from hazardous forced labour on Lake Volta by Challenging...

Challenging Heights School (CHS) students are staying busy as many participate in various CHS after school...

All over the world women, children and men are trafficked into modern slavery. In Ghana, over 190,000...

Our latest rescue that occurred at the end of December, through direct rescue, investigations and...

As we all entered the New Year full of excitement and ready to take on the coming year, all of Challenging...

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

Henry, a recent graduate from CH’s ICT class, is known for his enthusiasm in the classroom and...

At the beginning of this month I had the opportunity to travel, first to the Vatican and then to the United...

Over 11,000 people filled the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan to watch over 1,000 individuals...

This year has been an exceptional year as we continue to promote youth and...

Emmanuel, or more commonly known as Ema, is a scholar, leader, singer and friend. He is 16-years-old with a...

“Mbofra Banbo” meaning Child Protection is our new radio programme that is being broadcasted to...

The 2014 Global Slavery Index report has just been released and there are several reasons why you...

The Challenging Heights bus pulls up to the school filled with boxes of new TOMS shoes and...

Unequal opportunities between men and women exist in every country. At Challenging Heights we not only see...

A rescue mission funded by the Hovde Foundation has enabled Challenging Heights to save 21...

It will soon mark the 25th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the...

October 04, 2019 | By Solweig Ogereau Colombia has a history of human trafficking. In 2001, the...

July 12, 2019 | By Nicole Mendez Hay muchos países en los que la educación es un derecho,...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / OCTOBER 15, 2018 Go Back In Support of #FootballPeople Action Weeks October 15,...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / JULY 31, 2018 In a country where 1.9 million children 5 to 17 years of age are...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / JULY 5, 2018 Trafficking impacts children and their families on the individual...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / DECEMBER 8, 2017 It was early evening when the Rescue Team stepped off the bus in...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / NOVEMBER 13, 2017 So far in 2017, we have cared for 128 children at the...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / JULY 25, 2017 Last week, a group of students at Friends International Academy...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / JUNE 28, 2017 Challenging Heights is pleased to note that Ghana has maintained,...

BY CHALLENGING HEIGHTS / JUNE 21, 2017 It's a relatively routine morning in Joma, a small town along...

June 9, 2022. Today, Challenging Heights has released a report that show that approximately 60% of all...

To the press July 13, 2022 Challenging Heights has, over the weekend, rescued 11 more children from...

To the press March 16, 2022 We are here to report to you, that, Challenging Heights has just rescued...

To the press January 18, 2022 Challenging Heights is pleased to announce to you that it rescued a...

To the press October 6, 2021 Challenging Heights is pleased to announce that the film, The Rescue...

To the press September 7, 2021 On the occasion of the International Literacy Day, which falls on...

CHALLENGING HEIGHTS LAUNCHES A NEW WALK FREE GLOBAL REPORT THAT SHOWS GOVERNMENTS ARE FAILING IN THEIR...

CHALLENGING HEIGHTS LAUNCHES A NEW WALK FREE GLOBAL REPORT THAT SHOWS GOVERNMENTS ARE FAILING IN THEIR...

Challenging Heights Rescues 23 Children to Commemorate The 2023 World Day Against Child...

Challenging Heights, a Ghanaian human rights organization, has appointed, Dr. Yvonne Ayerki Lamptey, of the...

RESOURCE STATE INSTITUTIONS TO END MODERN SLAVERY- CHALLENGING HEIGHTS URGES GOVERNMENT Challenging...

Meet Mary, a first-year nursing training student at Tamale Nurses and Midwifery Training...

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

Years as a domestic servant for fishermen on Lake Volta, Ruth knew cooking and washing. She would take boat...

Meet Mary, a first-year nursing training student at Tamale Nurses and Midwifery Training...

Having never been to school before, Challenging Heights field officers call 11-year-old Kwame the role...

Perpetual Bondzie, 25, was working as a seamstress our of her house. However, her business was small...

“In your own one corner, you can start something that in the near future will guarantee something...

Henry, a recent graduate from CH’s ICT class, is known for his enthusiasm in the classroom and...

Emmanuel, or more commonly known as Ema, is a scholar, leader, singer and friend. He is 16-years-old with a...

Meet Qasim - a  9 Years old rescued boy who is now in school  *name and photo changed to protect...

We would like to share a personalstory of one of our girls at the Max Stenbeck Women's Training Center...

Emmanuel is one of our beneficiaries who is currently a first-year student at the University of Cape Coast...

This is Nuhu, a beneficiary of our Enhanced Reintegration and Mentorship Program.  Nuhu is a...

This beautiful lady you see right here is called Anita, she is 22 years old and a survivor...

We are thrilled to announce that our rescue team has rescued 21 new children from Lake Volta! The rescue,...

As part of efforts to scale up our activities to all parts of the country, we are happy to share that...

Our goal at Challenging Heights is to extend our reach in the battle against child labour, child...

The Department of Social Welfare (Central Region) hosted a one-day workshop yesterday that our team...

We are excited to announce that 47 of our beneficiaries who were undergoing training in floor tiling,...

We are excited to announce that 47 of our beneficiaries who were undergoing training in floor tiling,...

Our team at the Northern office has successfully conducted a number of radio sessions as part of our...

We are thrilled to inform you all about our Northern Office's inauguration, scheduled for Thursday, May...

Today, we would like to share an intriguing story one of our beneficiaries shared with us with...

Our advocacy team organized a one-day workshop for stakeholders as part of spreading awareness on issues of...

SPEECH BY THE AG. PRESIDENT OF CHALLENGING HEIGHTS AT THE INAUGURATION CHALLENGING HEIGHTS NORTHERN GHANA...

We are still raising awareness on issues of sexual violence against boys. Our advocacy team organized...

We had the honor of having OB tell us his experience as a survivor on Lake Volta live on the radio today...