By Willow Faulkner - Communications for Development Officer
2018 ended on a high note for us here at Challenging Heights! In December, after nearly 2 months of investigating, the Challenging Heights Rescue team was able to rescue 42 more children from forced labor. The 42 children consisted of 38 boys and four girls all within the age range of 5 to 16. The children were originally from the Central and Greater Accra Regions and sold from their communities to the lake for the purpose of forced labor.
The children entered the New Year at the Challenging Heights Hovde House and will embark on this new journey in 2019. Each child received a medical check-up and any necessary medical care. They will also be screened for PTSD individualised care plans will be created. The children are being assessed on their academic levels to ensure they are placed into the appropriate classes suited for their abilities. Following this rehabilitation period at the Hovde House, each child will be reunited with their family. After they are reunited with their family, Challenging Heights will continue to support the child with counseling and sponsorship to attend school.
In 2018, Challenging Heights was able to rescue more than 100 children from forced labor, this was made possible by YOU! Thank you for your continued support!
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