Tag Archives: West Point

The many steps to an effective Ebola response.

When More Than Me began, our mission was clear: to get girls from the West Point slum in Liberia off the street and into school by providing them with an education and supplementary services like healthcare and meals to support … Continue reading

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The world is starting school this week, she is not.

I met Patience Wesseh when she was 8 years old. She was selling bananas. She’s 16 now and she has epilepsy. During an episode, she was cooking and fell into the fire. Thankfully, we provide healthcare for our students, and … Continue reading

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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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Dreams Do Come True; Emmanuel’s Story

Meet Emmanuel, he was one of the very first students Katie met in Liberia and helped realise his dream of going to school. He was working on the streets selling fruit to try and help his mother pay to feed … Continue reading

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Time to Celebrate: Don’t miss Celebrating with More Than Me on March 8th!

Join us on March 8th for a celebration! As you may have heard, we won $1MM at the Chase American Giving Awards on NBC! In honor of this exciting milestone, More Than Me is hosting a party in New Jersey … 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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If I Were a Ten Year Old Female Prostitute in a Country Shattered by War

Wow. What a title. If you spent much time on Twitter or “the blogs” this week, you likely came across mention of Gene Marks’ provocative Forbes column, “If I Was a Poor Black Kid.” Plenty of people have weighed in … Continue reading

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Notes from the Field: Meeting Mercy

Yesterday, was one of the best days of my life. I went with Macintosh to the bank to get money for our kid’s school lunches for the week and we decided to stop by one our student’s homes. Princess lives … Continue reading

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One Bag’s Journey, One Girl’s Education

At some point, in the City of Bedford, Texas, a person called Sydney S. received a neon-green backpack. Like most people who get free promotional backpacks, Sydney S. probably used it for a little while, at least enough to write … Continue reading

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A Walk In West Point

West Point is an assault on your senses. It is loud, the air smells of sweat and cooking oil, and it is full of people running in all directions. The kinetic feel to the place is exhausting, yet energizing. You … Continue reading

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