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Making economic strengthening work: a holistic approach to child trafficking in Ghana
by Challenging Heights Ghana in 2015
Case study presentation on the work of Challenging Heights Ghana, a grassroots NGO working to rescue children from Child Trafficking in Lake Volta. Case study presentation from the STRIVE symposium "Keeping Families and Children Together through Economic Strengthening". Child labour and slavery in Ghana are an accepted practice. There are over 2 million economically active children in Ghana, of which approximately 50,000 are working on Lake Volta. Challenging Heights provides holistic protection including rescue, rehabilitation and reintegration of children, livelihoods and economic empowerment and access to education. A key aspect of Challenging Heights advocacy work is to influence attitudinal change. Challenging Heights provides micro-grants as part of it's youth empowerment program. It has also helped to scale up local infrastructure and public goods, for example, fish preservation and storage facilities.