Ghana is a source, transit, and destination country for children and women trafficked for the purposes of forced labour and commercial sexual exploitation. It is estimated that over 1.8 million young people are engaged in child labour in Ghana. It is also estimated that over 1 million of Ghana’s 6.3 million children below the age of 15 are excluded from school.

Challenging Heights has identified poverty, lack of education, and poor law enforcement as key reasons for child trafficking and forced labour in Ghana. Through extensive dialogue with key community and government stakeholders and funder James Kofi Annans’ own childhood experiences they bring awareness and action to making much needed change.

Challenging Heights has developed three targeted core programs: rescue & recovery, prevention and advocacy. These deliver social justice interventions to children, women and underserved communities in the coastal and farming communities of Ghana.