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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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An Update On Pearlina: Everything's Going to be Alright

In our last update on Pearlina, she had just watched her mother die in an ambulance. With no other family members to be found and no clue as to if she had Ebola, she was quarantined at the More Than Me guest house, now transformed into HOPE 21, for 21 days. Though she...

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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 them for long-term success. Our goal was...

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Meet Pearlina

Every day our team works to fill the gaps in the Ebola response plan for West Point and other areas of Monrovia. Our staff sees heartbreaking stories, but also local heros stepping up where help is needed. On Monday, Katie decided to follow an ambulance to Redemption...

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