Barclays Bank Ghana has donated GH¢45,420 ($32,000) to Challenging Heights to support their work in restoring and improving the lives of children and youth affected by human trafficking and other forms of abuse in Ghana.
The assistance from Barclays Ghana will enable Challenging Heights provide psychosocial recovery and educational opportunities to the rescued children. Challenging Heights utilizes education, economic empowerment and community mobilisation to achieve its objectives.
Managing Director of Barclays Ghana Mr. Benjamin Dabrah said Barclays believes in the development of the youth and the socially vulnerable. He explained that is why a greater share of the bank’s Community Investment for the first half of this year was channelled towards children welfare.
Mr. Dabrah said Barclays believed that the gift made to Challenging Heights and other NGOs will supplement the efforts of government to alleviate poverty in impoverished communities.
Founder and CEO of Challenging Heights Mr. James Kofi Annan, who is a former staff of Barclays Ghana, expressed gratitude for the donation. He said the gift would help improve the lives of the youth and impact positively on the organisation’s activities.
About 24,000 children in Ghana fall victim to the worst forms of child labour annually.