Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Ben Dove Joins the Moringa Team of Volunteers


I am thrilled to introduce Ben Dove, a retired Lockheed Martin executive and JD Lohr School of Woodworking Alumni turned MoringaCommunity Volunteer as of July 2017.  Ben joins the ranks of Volunteers that have been introduced to the project through the
JD Lohr School of Woodworking 

A graduate of University of North Dakota (UND), Ben is currently working with students at the UND College of Engineering & Mines to develop a more fuel efficient way to sustain large quantities of water at a consistent boil for 45-60 minutes for our Moringa Community School of Trades (MCSOT) canning program.  Additionally, the week before the release of this Blog update, Ben met with the UND Assistant Dean of Education, and another faculty member, to work on setting up an onsite engagement at MCSOT in May 2018.
UND Mechanical Engineering students present
initial design for their Senior Projectaption
 UND is prepared to provide the MCSOT faculty and staff instruction on teaching techniques for English and Math. This is viewed as a first step in setting up a more comprehensive relationship between the schools. The University educators involved both come with experience teaching in Africa. Our first American MCSOT Volunteer Teacher, Joseph Katz
,  previously served in the Peace Corps in Africa. It is exciting to have American trained teachers, with African teaching experience, offer to participate in our project. 

Many thanks to Ben for providing such significant assistance to help Jeff, Abu, Linda, Jody , Dave, and other key Moringa Volunteers move this project ever closer towards our goal of self-sustainability. 

Thank you for the privilege of your time to read about the volunteer work of the Moringa Project.
Jeff Lohr 

MoringaCommunity.Org is 501C3 charitable organization made up of a small yet hard working group of unpaid volunteers. We can always use help. If you cannot physically help, please DONATE.
Do you have something to offer such as writing, fundraising work, medical clinic background, agricultural skills, retail sale interest in our Student Made Moringa Products, and/or the ability and willingness to teach at our school in Ghana?  If so, or if you just have a question, please email Jeffry Lohr (US Organization President) at

Anyone interested in pursuing a life changing experience of teaching for 3 to 9 weeks in West Africa, please see volunteer details and teacher requirements at the top of our "EVENTS" page on the MoringaCommunity.Org web site.

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