Provide Education to Prevent Child Labor in Ghana

May 23, 2011

Challenging Heights supports 1,195 children

Challenging Heights school girl
Challenging Heights school girl

Challenging Heights is celebrating our successes in 2010, having supported a record 1,195 children who are survivors of trafficking, slavery and the worst forms of child labour or are vulnerable to child labour and trafficking.  We were able to highlight this achievement recently at our annual review conference.

Some of our achievements during the year were:

- Rescuing 15 children from slavery in fishing, and helping with the reintegration of 10 others.

- Helping achieve the first successful prosecution under Ghana's Human Trafficking Act (2005).

- Growing enrolment in Challenging Heights School to 435.

- Growing our Evening School enrolment to 100.

- Educating 500 girls and young women on child labour and trafficking, reproductive health rights and HIV/AIDs.

- Providing literacy and vocational education to 110 young adults.

- Reaching approximately 10,000 people through community awareness campaigns on child labour and trafficking.

Our programs have lead to a dramatic increase in awareness of the criminal nature of child trafficking.  We can see the difference we're making in the increase in the number of cases reported to Challenging Heights and the police by members of the community.

Despite the great gains we've made, we continue to focus on our goal of ending the worst forms of child labour.  We believe this is achievable, so while we can congratulate ourselves on the hard work we have done in a very successful year, we are also focused on continuing to grow and help more children in 2011.  In 2011, we hope to increase our programs and reach a target of 1,350 children in need.


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Challenging Heights

10/56, Dentu Avenue, Awudome Estate, Acc, Ghana

Project Leader

James Kofi Annan

Accra, Ghana

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