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

We want to take this time to thank our partner, Castle View High School, on their tremendous effort of painting the Challenging Heights Hovde House Phase 1 project. The 13 students and 6 adults team sure enjoyed their one week stay with us and we were lucky to have them. We look forward to our ongoing partnership. Thank you guys. *
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#childrights #accra #ghana #humanrights #students #painting #education #colors #art

Hear what our President and Founder, James Kofi Annan, had to say about our collaboration with @coloradotoghana. It was a wonderful experience having Castle View High School here in Ghana.
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He was residing with his parents when his mother’s friend pleaded to take him to Lake Volta to assist a fisherman on the lake. His mother agreed. The mother and her friend were the cause of him being trafficked.
He spent two years dragging fishing nets, paddled the canoe, dived into the lake, and did domestic work.
He is one of the rescued children and is currently receiving treatment in our rehabilitation center. His education and behavioral assessment both have improved. His education assessment concluded that he can write from 1-40 of the numerals and does simple additions. He can also recollect and identify objects as well as can write the alphabets from A-H correctly. His behavior assessment concluded that he continues to respect others, participate in-group activities, and follow the rules of the rehabilitation center.
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#lakevolta #childrights #education #class #flowers #humanrights

Many of the children that come to the shelter have not experienced much of playtime due being forced into slavery. At the shelter, we give them time to interact with friends, we give them time to play, and most importantly to be themselves.
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#lakevolta #childrights #rescue #humanrights #play #soccer #africa #children

Today, some of football’s biggest names will join a movement of over 100,000 for the 2018 #FootballPeople weeks, the biggest social change campaign in European football. At Challenging Heights, we are taking our part and so should you. *
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#ghana #africa #soccer #football #play #run #children

Rescued children come to the Challenging Heights Hovde House to be themselves and to help them overcome the struggles they had gone through. They get to eat here, learn here, and play here. From talking to many of the children, we learned that most of them were forced to spend most of their time fishing on Lake Volta. *
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#lakevolta #human #humanrights #kids #children #clothes

Meet our Youth Empowerment Coordinator, Isaac. "I have been a part of Challenging Heights for about five years now. I started off as the ICT center manager and taught beneficiaries ICT, hardware and Microsoft office. Currently, I manage the Youth Empowerment Program and oversee skill development workshops related to bead making, phone repairing and interior decoration. I also teach these students how to use social media to promote their businesses. We attract students by making announcements at the community center and marketing through previous beneficiaries of the program. The programme has been successful because a majority of these students had no businesses before they attended the workshops but most of them do now."
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#computerscience #computers #education #staff

“Today, I learned about the computer and it’s components. I learned about the monitor, mouse, and keyboard. I hope this class will give me the knowledge to prepare for my future.” *
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#childrights #rescue #humanrights #children #education

Lake Volta is the largest man made lake in the world and is home to more than 20,000 slaved children. Many of these children are bought for a small fee and are used for fishing. We must end child slavery today! *
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#lakevolta #humantrafficking #stop #ghana #africa

We want to take his moment to thank the Denmark Broadcasting Company for accompanying us on our recent rescue mission. A 10-minute report about Challenging Heights work will be airing on Danish Television during the month of October. Thank you guys for coming and we look forward to the report.

We want to take this moment to recognize our Rescue Manager, Stephen, for his continuous effort of rescuing kids from Lake Volta. He goes above and beyond to help as many children as possible. Let’s show Stephen some love. *
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#childrights #lake #lakevolta #rescue

If you want to know more about walk for freedom please do attend Info night. Info night is happening tomorrow right here in Accra. @a21 *
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#childrights #humanrights #walk #freedom

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