Want to experience Ghana with an all-expense paid trip? Read on.
As a co-host of the 2012 Stop Modern Slavery (SMS) Walk, the Hovde Foundation announced that its Hovde House partner, Challenging Heights, will be one of 15 financial beneficiaries of the event. Challenging Heights is a nonprofit children’s rights organization in Ghana that rescues, rehabilitates, educates, and protects children who are involved in forced labor, as well as those at risk of being trafficked. With the DC SMS walk expecting over 4,000 walkers, Challenging Heights hopes to raise $20,000 in order to scale up its anti-trafficking efforts.
James Kofi Annan, Executive Director of Challenging Heights, is a former child slave who is now on the frontlines defending the rights of children and rescuing those in captivity. Challenging Heights is unique in its multifaceted approach to ending child slavery including its recently opened “Hovde House”, which provides shelter for 65 survivors of child slavery. Funded by the Hovde Foundation, this Hovde House is the first point of refuge for rescued children, offering a transitional home for holistic rehabilitation, survivor support, aftercare, and love.
Human trafficking is one of the fastest-growing illicit industries, with an estimated 27 million people enslaved worldwide. Local and international organizations will join Challenging Heights at the National Monument on Saturday, September 29, 2012 to raise awareness and funds for the anti-slavery movement.
To support Challenging Heights, please visit www.smswalk.org, click Register to Walk and sign up under the Challenging Heights team. As an extra incentive to recruit walkers, the Hovde Foundation will award the top individual recruiter with a 7-10 day all-expense paid trip to Ghana to experience the need for these critical efforts to rescue and rehabilitate survivors. Find more details about the Ghana trip promotion, visit here.