Almost 12 and ready to enter the third grade if he passes his entrance exam, James stands out among other children as streetwise and fiercely independent but determined and kindhearted. One day in downtown Monrovia, he noticed a woman with a mental illness sitting unclothed in the dirt in front of a popular shop. He took off his dirty, ripped shirt-one of the only ones he owned-and walked over to the woman and handed it to her. James is tough; his dad died in the war and his mom is gone. He is being raised by his grandmother, who struggles to find food for the family. Like all grandparents, she desires her grandson to be somebody one day. We do too.
Read about our Fall updates in More than Me's most recent Newsletter!
More than Me recently visited the Global Giving headquarters to speak with their staff on how to improve our project and continue to recruit new GG fans! GG in turn wrote a blog post about our experience winning the $1000 photo contest and our dreams of continuing to put more students in school in Liberia. I have linked the post below, hope everyone checks it out and enjoys!
Our Spring/Summer Newsletter is out with updates on our many projects and activities! This issue is dedicated to Thursday, a More than Me scholarship recipient whose life has changed now that he has access to an education.
This is Elizabeth. She is 8 years old. Her mother has a little market outside of their home which is made of scraps of old newspaper. Elizabeth is full of life. Potential. Like 61% of the children in Liberia Elizabeth’s family could not afford to send her to school. Elizabeth loves to jump, play make believe, and is always making new friends. When our founder asked Elizabeth if she ‘could have anything in the entire world, what would it be’, Elizabeth answered that she would love to go to school!
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