More Than Me

The More Than Me Academy is on a mission to make sure education and opportunity, not exploitation and poverty, define the lives of the most vulnerable girls from the West Point Slum of Liberia. When she graduates, she will decide what comes next for her life.
500 Girls off the Street & Into School in Liberia.
 
$83,910
$16,090
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We help get girls off the street and into school in one of the world's most notorious slums in Liberia, West Africa. We started sponsoring girls at an already existing school, but its standards were very low. Now, we've been able to open our own More Than Me Academy, where our students will receive a real education based on international standards. We currently serve 120 girls, but the MTM Academy can serve up to 240. One day, we hope to have a boarding school that will support 500+ girls project reportread updates from the field
Change Her Story - Get 75 Girls in School!
 
$112,989
$37,011
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THANK YOU! You have nearly covered the cost of 75 new girls in school! We are currently doing our summer school program and recruiting for new kindergarten classes for September. We will be adding 100 more kindergarteners to our school this year, bringing our total number up to 225! more girls who need their school fees covered for the 2014-2015 school year. Let's start with the next 25. If we reach our goal, we'll cover the cost of 75 girls in school next year. Will you change her story with us project reportread updates from the field
The Coalition to End Ebola
 
$9,016
$90,984
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The Coalition to End Ebola is a group of government, community, and NGO partners working together in Liberia to end the Ebola epidemic and stop the spread of the virus. The objectives of the coalition are simple: to provide information to communities about Ebola and coach them on prevention, identify the sick, treat the ill, bury the dead, reintegrate survivors, and support the families of the affected. project reportread updates from the field
From Sexually Exploited to Confident Young Women
 
$9,709
$37,791
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This project will provide school and after-school vocational training, mentoring, and support services for up to 500 girls in the 10-19 age bracket. West Point (our program's geographic focus) has the highest rate of child prostitution in Liberia. Most girls are expected to work from a very young age, and only if they are lucky do they avoid falling prey to sexual exploitation. This project aims to help them escape this awful fate. project reportread updates from the field
More Than Me Girls' Academy Computer Lab!
 
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Our girls are going to receive the best education out there - and a big part of that is technology! This computer lab will allow our girls to build computer literacy - opening the doors to some incredible opportunities for them both now and in the future -and they'll even be able to skype with you! Give now and make this happen! project reportread updates from the field
More Than Me Clean Rain Water Project!
 
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Clean water can cost up to $9,000 per year to support a school - it's crazy! Clean water is a critical part of health care, nutrition and vitality for our girls. So, More Than Me is setting up a rain filtration system that will significantly reduce the cost of clean water supply and provide the opportunity to generate revenue through the sale of clean water to local companies and individuals. project reportread updates from the field
Provide Girls Pre-teen and Teen Literature
 
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We would love to provide a small library for the upper school girls. Our school does not have a library and reading materials are scarce. We would love to have a collection of 200-400 books for our upper school girls in the program that they can read during school breaks or during the after school program. project reportread updates from the field
Support Another Year In School For Abigail
 
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We first met Abigail a few years ago in West Point, Liberia and we knew she was highly at risk for prostitution based on her current behaviors. We put her through a special accelerated program for at risk girls last year and are excited to watch her thrive! We want to continue to support Abigail's education as far as she wants to go. project reportread updates from the field
Musu Exploring the World of Computers!
 
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Before Musu went to school she used to work at the video club as a child prostitute. When her mother left, she unfortunately dropped out of school again and Musu started to hang out late at night and went back to work at the video club selling herself. She is now 6 months pregnant right now. She wants to help and needs funds to participate in the Promise Project which is targeted for girls in situations like hers to learn skills to support themselves. project reportread updates from the field
A Year In School For Theresa
 
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Another year in school for second year More than Me student Theresa! Theresa has done well in school, getting marks to pass her grade and continuing to learn and grow. Help us continue her education. project reportread updates from the field