Tag Archives: West Point

For a Better Liberia

Your World, My World, Our World. We love our girls, and we want to make sure that when they graduate they can decide what comes next. Knowing our students background and where they call home is essential to ensuring that … Continue reading

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From Teaching to Saving Lives

by Emily Bell Everything was ready. Rice in bags – check. Workbooks prepared – check. Informational handouts on Ebola prevention – check.  The More Than Me students and their families waited patiently to receive their care packages. School was closing, … Continue reading

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How we fought Ebola.

And we are still fighting Ebola, with a special focus on reintegrating survivors back into their communities. We’ve added 30 new students to the MTM Academy, most of whom are Ebola orphans. School reopens next week and the girls are … Continue reading

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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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