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Ben Compton

Ben is the co-founder and our Philippines Country Director for WE International-Philippines. Ben has lived in Thailand, Laos, Philippines, and China. He has an M.A. in Counselor Education.


After spending the initial part of his professional career working as a therapist, mentoring program coordinator, and foster parent with at-risk teenagers in the United States, Ben has spent the last 10 years working as a high school counselor, teacher, and basketball coach in international schools in Asia. Ben has a heart for youth, and a heart for the Philippines, and is also currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Palawan Project Foundation.


Growing up, Ben and his brother Alex (WE International Philippines Director of Public Relations), grew up traveling across Asia and the United States. His parents were international educators who initially met in the Peace Corps, in Thailand. They worked extensively in the fields of international development, extension agriculture, adult education, and Southeast Asian Linguistics,  and are now retired university professors.