Health Resource Partners (HRP) founder, Britany Ferrell, decided to join the United States Peace Corps during her last year of college at the University of Alabama. Shortly after her graduation in June 2010, she learned that she was going to be posted in Ghana, West Africa. Three months later, Britany arrived in the village of Eremon to be a secondary science teacher for the next two years.
Photos from Britany’s Service
Britany Ferrell’s Peace Corps Story
Where and when did you serve? What did you do?
Ghana, 2010-2012. Primary Assignment was Biology Teacher – also ended up being head of the ICT department at my school and training new PCVs on PEPFAR grant project implementation.
What is one of your favorite Peace Corps memories?
So many come to mind but one that still makes me so happy to this day is the story about a young man at my school who lost his leg and now walks again with a prosthetic thanks to some resourcefulness and determination. Even better, this young man is now in school to learn to make prosthetic limbs for others in need.
What is one of your least favorite Peace Corps memories?
All the crazy food items I was served in the rural villages – once dining with a local chief, I was served a steaming hot bowl of goat testicles. Yuck!
What do you miss about Peace Corps?
100% the people, the culture, the sense of community.
What is something you learned in the Peace Corps?
Something I learned and still continuing to learn is how to exercise patience and how to always be resourceful!