Benjamin Monroe

Name: Benjamin Monroe
Country of service and dates: Gorka, Brong-Ahato, Ghana, West Africa, June 2005-July 2007
Sector/Program of service: Secondary Science Education
Degree earned: B.S. Biology, Secondary Education
Graduation date: December 2004

While serving in Ghana, Benjamin lived two hours, by dirt road, from the closest city in a village that lacked electricity, running water, and mobile phone service. His primary project was teaching science and chemistry at a rural village secondary school near the Ivorian border. As a secondary project, Benjamin created small-scale community rabbit rearing programs for income generation, for protein supplement, and to reduce pressure on local wildlife.