More than Me First Liberia Fundraiser!
Last week, More than Me hosted our first ever (SOLD OUT!!) fundraiser in Monrovia, Liberia. Yes, there was a DJ, bar, and a great ocean view, but that is not the most exciting thing about this fundraiser.
The event marks a real shift in More than Me’s work. We have grown from having happy hours at bars to raise enough to send a few girls to school, to last week, where worked with the local community to raise $5k to support our work. We are expanding the services we provide to the most at risk girls of West Point to make sure that they aren’t just learning math or reading, but will have a real chance to succeed in the future. Getting here has been a learning process. We are scaling up in a meaningful way and with input from the community, government, and local leaders and love the support we receive at home in the United States and from our Liberian supporters.
The event was amazing, with Esther, the mother of our first ever More than Me student, sharing her story and the change she has seen in her daughter Elizabeth.
We have come a long way thanks to our Liberian staff and volunteers, our network of supporters around the world, and the girls in our program who are continually an inspiration. We have a lot of work to do for tomorrow, but we are doing as much as we can today. This is an exciting time, in an exciting place, and we are doing our best to make the future bright for the girls in West Point.