SCHOOL NETWORK

Overview

After Ebola, More Than Me (MTM) realized that unless Liberia is stable, our girls will never have access to the secure, promising future they deserve – and that starts with education. We asked the Ministry of Education (MoE) how we could help, and, because of our promising evidence of impact and our results-focused mindset at the More Than Me Academy (MTMA), Minister George Werner asked us to work jointly with the MoE to address the country’s challenges head on.

The World’s Largest Education Reform

After Ebola, More Than Me (MTM) realized that unless Liberia is stable, our girls will never have access to the secure, promising future they deserve – and that starts with education. We asked the Ministry of Education (MoE) how we could help, and, because of our promising evidence of impact and our results-focused mindset at the More Than Me Academy (MTMA), Minister George Werner asked us to work jointly with the MoE to address the country’s challenges head on.

School Network

In 2016, More Than Me (MTM) launched the MTM Public School Network, a network of six high-quality public charter schools in partnership with the Ministry of Education of Liberia and leverages the flexibility of running a private Academy to explore innovative new education models.

  • MTM Bogbeh
  • MTM Bombomma
  • MTM Fofee Town
  • MTM Goloadee
  • MTM Hill Town
  • MTM Moore Town

Liberia’s Unique Window of Opportunity

For all of Liberia’s struggles, its potential is high. A broken system is also one that is ripe for reform. In a country of just over four million people, half under eighteen, an effective model could be scaled rapidly and change the lives of an entire generation in a decade.

Imagine a world where leaders look to Liberia as a model of educational success. Rarely is there an opportunity to fully reinvent a system from the ground up, but investing in education in Liberia now offers the opportunity to make radical, creative innovations that will impact millions of lives.

The MTM Academy will remain a center for academic and organizational excellence, and it will be used as a functioning Research & Development Center. Here, we will test and identify new interventions that improve learning outcomes across the country. We are committed to partnering to hold each other accountable to achieving real results for children and maintaining transparency for the community.

We plan to engage our number one partner, the community, to achieve long-term sustainability. Communities will play a major role in identifying projects; and in the end, our school should first and foremost be an asset to the communities in which they’re located.

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Systemic Change

We are actively committed to standing with the Liberian people to improve their education system as the key to a stable Liberia — that means fundraising, identifying and lifting partners, sounding the drum for change, and doing whatever it takes to ensure the best practices from inside and outside of Liberia are implemented.