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Because She Matters

On November 13, 2016 the More Than Me team was notified of an anonymous campaign being distributed over WhatsApp, targeting the organization and attempting to disparage Katie Meyler, More Than Me’s founder and CEO. The message, which originated from an unknown source,...

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On Being a Global Citizen

On Being a Global Citizen

Interview with Global Citizen: "More Than Me: one woman's mission to empower girls in Liberia" How do you find your life's purpose? Often times, it happens unexpectedly. In a recent interview with Global Citizen, Katie shared how she found hers. Check it out above or...

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Stay Uncomfortable

This is our first in a series of #MTMdonorstories. At twenty seven years old, Grace Baker is a powerhouse. To give you a better picture, her 2015 life motto was “Go for it,” and this year, it’s “Stay uncomfortable.” Grace thrives best when she’s being challenged, both...

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Looking Forward From Davos

by Lindsay Randall The past couple of days in Monrovia, Liberia, where More Than Me (MTM) runs the tuition-free More Than Me Academy (MTMA) for over 150 girls from the West Point slum and central Monrovia were characteristically warm for the coastal West African city...

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How To Use Your Human Rights For Good

It all started with a girl. At 11 years old, she was selling herself for clean drinking water when all she really wanted was to go to school. More Than Me was founded to meet her needs. We opened a school, the MTM Academy, for 150 girls and saw major progress. Then...

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Life-Altering Treatment For Patience

You may remember Patience from last year when we blogged about her story. Since April, Patience has been in the U.S. receiving medical treatment for her epilepsy and the severe burns she received after having an epileptic seizure while cooking in West Point. The...

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What does More Than Me mean to you?

We asked the girls at the More Than Me Academy to tell us what school means to them. Each girl shared her own story of impact and we were pretty effected by them. We wanted to share some of their stories with you!     Meet Teta: she is in fifth grade at the...

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Zero Tolerance for Sexual Abuse

Why We Started More Than Me was founded to help vulnerable girls get off the street and into school when MTM’s Founder, Katie Meyler, met an 11-year-old girl who was giving oral sex in exchange for clean drinking water. Stories like hers were not uncommon, and Katie...

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A new year at the More Than Me Academy

Today marks the first day of a new school year at the More Than Me Academy! We are excited both for our returning students and new students. We also had a few students graduate from the MTM Academy. Here are the details: To give every student the best education...

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The Evolution of MTM

Like any growing, expanding, and changing organization, More Than Me is comprised of numerous components. We have our board, supporters, volunteers, Liberia team, US team, and, most importantly, our students. As we grow, we're committed to remaining transparent. Right...

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Our Girls Are Spelling Bee Champs!

More Than Me students participated in a spelling competition later week against 25 school in Monrovia. Our photographer, Thomas, cause the event live... Practice Makes Perfect During the school year, the staff and teachers at the More Than Me Academy would organize...

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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 we provide the best education and care we can....

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Can I Hear You Say “More Than Me”?

"Let's Put Away Our Differences, Let's Come Together and Save the World." Our girls have BIG dreams, and at MTM we believe that their education will enable them to achieve these dreams after they graduate. Ruth believes in her dream to become a rapper, and her...

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A survivor story like no other

Mothers will do anything for their children. We know you know this, but Dedee's story has helped us understand this fact more deeply than ever before. "Life was normal." The Urey family lives next door to our staff house in the Capital Hill neighborhood of Monrovia....

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From Teaching to Saving Lives

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, and we didn’t...

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