Benjamin Obeng is a school graduate from Abomosu, Ghana. This is a great accomplishment!
Benjamin lost his father at a very young age and was raised by a single parent. At the age of 15, he lost his mum suddenly through a terrible sickness.
Unable to pay for school fees and books, Benjamin dropped out of school. A feeble elderly woman decided to take him in on condition that he helped out with her farm. Having nowhere else to go, he agreed. She also passed away a short time later leaving Benjamin hopeless and homeless. His only means of survival was living on the streets and exchanging firewood for food from the vendors on the streets of Abomosu.
Benjamin applied for a part-time job at one of the popular shops in town which deals in mobile banking, sale of airtime, mobile phones, and accessories. His application was rejected. A month later, this shopkeeper Emmanuel Okyere was finally offered him a job because his business was expanding faster than before and he needed the extra help. Emmanuel was a client of Mentors Ghana.
Benjamin earned about $29 USD each month from this job. He started saving his money so that he could complete his high school education. With the permission and support of his employer Emmanuel, he was able to attend school and work at the same time. Emmanuel knew the benefits of a good education because Mentors Ghana had provided him with business training and mentoring that had helped his business become so successful.
Benjamin is grateful that Mentors Ghana has indirectly provided him a job to improve his livelihood. Benjamin says: “Many thanks to Mentors Ghana for all that they do. If they had not helped my employer, I would never have gotten a job and I would never have been able to complete my schooling. I am very blessed. God bless all of the Mentors.