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Challenging Heights  Challenging Heights works to prevent child trafficking, reduce child slavery, and promote children’s rights. #stopslaveryghana

“I monitor the progress of our projects. My job includes collecting data, measuring progress and understanding the challenges faced during the project implementation process. I was brought in to help Challenging Heights build a strong monitoring and evaluation system. Previously, we had been focused on the implementation of our programs but had not paid much attention to collection and utilization of data that could help better inform our future projects.
I took a journey back to review our files on all the children we have rescued so far and reported on them to see trends in the diseases they bring, the psychological challenges they face, families they come from, experiences at the shelter, and how rehabilitation programs accommodate rescued children. We found that the rehabilitation program is effective with a few challenges such as getting professionally trained psychologists. We have counsellors at the shelter house and in extreme cases, we rely on professionals from Accra. Our hope is to hire a full time psychologist in the future.
We realize that the children need to recover what they have lost at the lake. The shelter environment is so protective that when these children go back to their homes, they don’t enjoy the same privileges. Therefore, we are conducting workshops to teach parents how to take care of their children and cater to their needs.”
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Tuesdays and Fridays are art therapy days at the shelter house for rescued children. These classes are part of our curriculum to allow our children to articulate their feelings on paper and release whatever they have on their mind. A lot of children are afraid to talk about their feelings and so art becomes their means of expression.
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Meet one of the many rescued children we have under our care.
His uncle took him to the lake after the passing of his mother. Upon his arrival to the lake, he was slaved for 3 years working as a fisherman and doing other activities.
He arrived to our care traumatized and would need a few months of rehabilitation and overcoming his trauma before reintegrating with his family.
The medical assessment shows the 12-year-old arrived to Challenging Heights shelter with Eczema on his back and fresh cane marks.
Child stated, “I enjoy going to school at Challenging Heights due to the learning techniques that are used as well as how patient the teachers are with me.” *
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Do you believe that children should have rights to safe living conditions? Do you care about the freedom and protection of children? Are you committed to creating a better world for children? Then our ambassador program is the perfect opportunity for you! Shoot us a message to find out how you can be involved.
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Fashion has the potential to transform the world and cultivate freedom! Please support #FromGhanaWithLove a @beautyforfreedom @katyaakuma @fashionandchange capsule collection and campaign featuring the designs and campaign photography of young survivors of labor trafficking and at-risk youth in Ghana. Visit www.beautyforfreedom.org to learn more about how you can purchase a bag and support these incredible youth. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the young designers and anti-trafficking org @challengingheights in Winneba, Ghana.
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Styling @katyaakuma
Model Dina Cassama
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Production Svetlana Kulikova Can'twaitforthefinalresultoftheshooting

At Challenging Heights, our staff are dedicated to teach our rescued students about self-care. In this photo, students are learning about the importance of education and personal hygiene. *
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There are 15 boys and girls that you can give a new life to. That’s 15 survivors that you will give therapy, counselling, nutritious food, education, and play time. You can give them freedom.

And, the really exciting news is that our friends One Day’s Wages are matching every donation that comes in! Link in bio! * * * * *
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How much would you pay for a child?
In Ghana, a child is sold for a lifetime of slavery for just $18. That may just be the cost of the clothing on your body right now or the food on your table. ACT NOW!
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Our Youth Empowerment Program gives unemployed youth the opportunity to create employment. Let us know what you think.
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We are working hard on the expansion of the shelter. Looking forward to the final product. *
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