Tag Archives: Monrovia

NEW SCHOOL IN LIBERIA OPENING

MONROVIA, LIBERIA: In a post-conflict Liberia, many institutions are still struggling to get on their feet, made clear by the recent news that 100% of students seeking entrance to the University of Liberia failed the exam. Filling the gaps in … Continue reading

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Groundbreaking: More than Me Academy is officially under construction!

Well we are another step closer. Today we held a ground breaking ceremony attended by the Superintendent of Montserrado, the Honourable Representative of the District and the donors for the building renovation. The girls sang beautifully, Esther pleaded for us … Continue reading

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More than Me’s First Fundraiser in Liberia!

Tonight, More than Me is hosting its first ever fundraiser in Monrovia. Yes, there will be a DJ, bar, and a great ocean view (if you are in Liberia and want to go, info is here), but these are not … Continue reading

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Rainy Season in Monrovia

It is exciting to see the progress taking place on the streets of Monrovia. With new roads, new shops, and new buildings going up at a pace unimaginable five years ago,  the energy is palpable. To a point. Rainy season … Continue reading

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Don’t Call it Failure

A child is born to illiterate parents in rural Liberia. When she is four or five, they decide to send her to live with friends in Monrovia, the capital, hoping she will have more opportunities there.  The auntie she is … Continue reading

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Happy World Toilet Day!

Today is World Toilet Day! As hilarious as this day sounds, I thought I’d flush out a few facts: – According to UNICEF, Diarrheal diseases kill five times as many children in the developing world as HIV/AIDS. – The blog … Continue reading

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More than Me in the News

The Philadelphia Inquirer had a nice piece today about young people finding solutions to big problems around the world. Here’s an excerpt: I’m exploring a slum in Monrovia, Liberia, with Katie Meyler. The slum, called West Point, is infamous for … Continue reading

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Letter from Liberia: Bust a Move Video Edition

Katie just sent this amazing video from Liberia. It pretty much speaks for itself. Catch a glimpse of life in the West Point slum in Monrovia, Liberia’s capital, where a majority of the More than Me scholarship recipients live. Let … Continue reading

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Letter from Liberia: I don’t feel sorry for anyone

He waited for hours outside of the gate where I live ducking under a piece of tin from the pounding rain. Even though James drives me crazy he has figured out a way to tattoo himself onto my heart. I … Continue reading

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More than just a blog…it’s More than Me’s Blog!

Welcome! More than Me is proud to launch its new blog and add our unique voice to the interwebs. As a volunteer-run nonprofit we have been working hard on our most recent project: sending 31 Liberian children to school for … Continue reading

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