May 9, 2019

Shelter Expansion a GO!!

We are so excited to announce that we have secured the funding to expand the shelter! We couldn't have done it without your help! After many months of planning and preperation we will be expanding the Challenging Heights Hovde House to be able to accomidate 110 children, up from 60! The shelter will be expanded to include an additional 7 dorm rooms, 8 more bathes and 8 more toilets. With this expansion Challenging Heights will be able to increase our impact!

Challenging Heights is implementing a new 10 Year Strategic Plan which aims to eliminate child trafficking on Lake Volta by 2029! With the expansion of the shelter we will be able to increase our rescues and expand our efforts in order to make our goal a reality!

Construction has begun on the expansion and we hope to have it complete in 3 months. We are so greatful to all who have made this possible.

We want to thank you for sharing our continued vision of end child trafficking. We truly appreciate your support and hope you’ll continue to support us in our on-going efforts!

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Apr 12, 2019

The Importance of Reintegration

We are so excited to be preparing for our next reintegration! In just a few weeks’ time we will be reunited some of our children with their families and communities! Reintegration is such an exciting experience for everyone, but is an area of Challenging Heights’ work that is often not as celebrated as our rescues or rehabilitation program. However, it is no less critical than the others.

When children are reintegrated with their families, this is their opportunity to return to their support systems and begin building toward their futures. Once the children are returned to their communities they set the pace for their future, while be supported by our reintegration officers. The following two years after each child is reintegrated, they meet with our reintegration officers on a weekly basis- or more depending on the child’s success- to discuss their challenges and successes. The reintegration officers also meet with community leaders, teachers and parents to discuss the welfare of the child and their growth. These two years are critical for the long-term success of our children.

The cost of reintegration for one child for one year is $200. This provides the child’s caregiver a livelihood stipend to support the child, pays for the child’s school fees and medical coverage. We hope you will consider support this very critical piece in our children’s journey.

Feb 11, 2019

Phase 1: Complete; Phase 2: A Go!

We are so excited to announce that Phase 1 of the shelter expansion has been completed! With a new seven room classroom block, ICT cluster, and beautifully painted exterior, the children- as well as our staff- are truly enjoying their new classrooms! We want to thank all of YOU who helped and supported us throughout our efforts! To you we say: Aye Koooo!

With the completion of Phase 1 are eager to begin Phase 2 of the shelter expansion! Phase 2 of the shelter expansion with consist of adding 7 more dorm rooms, 8 more bathes and 8 more toilets to the Challenging Heights Hovde House in order to expand our capacity from 60 children to 110 children!

Challenging Heights is implementing a new 10 Year Strategic Plan which aims to eliminate child trafficking on Lake Volta by 2029! With the expansion of the shelter we will be able to increase our rescues and expand our efforts in order to make our goal a reality!

We want to thank you for sharing our continued vision of end child trafficking. We truly appreciate your support and hope you’ll continue to support us in our on-going efforts!

 

With Graditude,

Willow A. Faulkner

 
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