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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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School is open!

The MTM Academy opened March 2nd. The girls are so excited to be back in school after a 6 month hiatus. Our school staff has taken every precaution to ensure our students' safety, from constructing a hand-washing station to enforcing new health and safety rules in the...

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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 excited. We are too. Let the...

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More Than Me Academy Reopening February 16th!

*The school opening was pushed back to March 2nd, but it's open now!! Before Ebola, we had a school. We had just opened the More Than Me Academy, in fact. And exactly one year ago, we opened our library. It looked like this: Then Ebola hit, and the library changed.....

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Happy New (School) Year from More Than Me!

Thanks to you, we raised $194,930 for the Top Gift of 2014 campaign! AMAZING. As if that wasn't enough good news, President Sirleaf just announced that schools are allowed to reopen in February! We are SO EXCITED for our girls. We have lots of work to do this month to...

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I cannot get Liberia off my mind.

Dear More Than Me Family, I just left Liberia, but cannot and will not let this country leave my mind. Fighting Ebola is fighting an invisible enemy. An enemy that sneaks in and takes anyone in its path. Every day is a new day and I have quickly learned that it is...

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Happy Holidays From More Than Me!

What a year it's been! When 2014 started, none of us here at More Than Me knew what it would end up looking like or that we would restructure our mission to fight Ebola. While the Ebola crisis isn't over, we can say we've had a hand in helping stop the spread of the...

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More Than Me's "A Brighter Future" Campaign Is Extended

As we see less and less Ebola cases in Liberia, we are shifting our gears once again as an organization. Instead of focusing all our efforts toward fighting Ebola, we are moving to reintegrating and supporting Ebola survivors and re-opening our academy for our...

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Katie Meyler named an Ebola Fighter and TIME Person of the Year

NEW JERSEY - Katie Meyler, Founder of More Than Me, joins the Ebola Fighters named  TIME’s Persons of the Year with her work highlighted in the Ebola Caregivers list. Meyler and the Ebola Fighters group join a list that in the past has recognized Winston Churchill,...

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Today is #GivingTuesday! How will you make a difference?

Today is #GivingTuesday and More Than Me is raising money to reopen our academy in early 2015 and get our #GirlsBackInSchool. We are working hard to combat Ebola, but we couldn't forget about our girls' dreams. Today only, Microsoft is matching donations up to $500 at...

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This Giving Tuesday, Help Get Our #GirlsBackInSchool

UPDATE: donation link is live. Donate here! Since Ebola forced us to shut down the More Than Me Academy in July, we quickly responded by expanding our mission to combat the spread of the virus. We set up home healthcare teams, established HOPE 21, a safe haven home...

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