Challenging Heights is a grass-roots NGO in Ghana that seeks to eradicate child trafficking and slavery and promote children's rights. We prevent and reduce child trafficking through direct interventions including
the rescue of current child slaves and by tackling the root causes including
poverty and lack of access to education.
Challenging Heights team reduce child slavery by rescuing, rehabilitating and
reintegrating child slaves from Lake Volta back to their home communities in
and around Winneba. In 11 years we have helped over 1,500 children return to a normal life having been trafficked as slaves.
also tackle the root causes underlying child trafficking. We promote the value
of education as one of the key factors that helps to reduce the number of
children being trafficked and as part of that we own a school for 650
children. And we know that poverty is a major driver behind children being
trafficked so we provide training, support and micro-finance to women to enable
them to increase their income and provide their families with a sustainable
also advocate for change; seeking to change laws, policies and practices
nationally, regionally and locally so that child trafficking becomes a thing of
the past. We have a strong profile in Ghana but we are also well known on the
global stage. Our President James Kofi Annan has lobbied for change with
governments, the UN, global faith leaders and others around the world, winning
numerous awards over the last 11 years.