We are pleased to announce that we were finally able to get back on our communications, after COVID 19 severely disrupted our communications staffing. In the "Support 50 survivors of human trafficking project", we were able to exceed our annual project target by rescuing 59 children from trafficking. All 59 children have recovered and are currently re-integrated into their families, with some in schools while others are enrolled into various vocational skills programs.
Kobena (not his real name), an eight-year-old school dropout, was sold to a fisherman for GHC100, and worked for him for three years. Kobena worked as a fisherman from dawn to evening, every day of the week, until Challenging Heights rescued him. Upon assessment, Kobena had contracted Hepatitis B, with high levels of viral load. Kobena was also infected with Bilhazia, and had fluid coming out of his ears, which was painful. When Kobena was rescued, he was placed in the Challenging Heights' recovery center for six months, before he was reintegrated with his family. Today Kobena is 11 years and is in class four, one of the best in his class, very good in football, very playful, helpful and a great storyteller. He wants to be a footballer.
We are grateful to all of our supporters and donors for their support for Challenging Heights, and for contributing to the project.
We are so excited to be just over half-way to our project goal of $10,000 USD to support the reintegration of 50 survivors of child trafficking! Currently, we have raised $5,204 USD, which will support the reintegration of 26 children for 2 years. With this money we are able to ensure each child has the opportunity to attend school, receives proper medical care, and weekly visits by staff to monitor their progress. Their caregivers will also receive education on children's rights, the dangers of trafficking, reproductive healthcare, and parenting, along with financial support. This eliminates many of the factors that leave children vulnerable to being re-trafficked.
We expect to reintegrate a total of 50 child survivors of human trafficking between August and December of 2019. In August we were able to reintegrate 22 children with their caregivers. The reunification took place August 21-23, 2019 throughout Central Region, Greater Accra Region, and Volta Region. We hope to be able to reintegrate an additional 27 children with their care givers in December of 2019, but we can only do this with your help! With your support we will be able to reach our goal of $10,000 USD to support the reintegration of the remaining 27 children. Please, join us today to make a difference!
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