Kirksville native shares love for reading in Ethiopia

Heartland Connection
by Ashley Hoak

KIRKSVILLE, MO. A Kirksville native is sharing his love of reading with children in Ethiopia.

Ben Rearick, a 2010 graduate from Truman State University, is now working with the Peace Corps in Ethiopia. Rearick, who was an English major, joined the Peace Corps to see if teaching English would be something that he would be interested in.

“I’m in a small town of about 6,000 people and I’m teaching English, training English teachers and trying to teach kids,” Rearick said.

Reading has always been something that Rearick has loved, and now he is thrilled that he can share his passion with others.

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