500 Girls off the Street & Into School in Liberia.

 
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  • 500 Girls off the Street & Into School in Liberia. has received 268 donations
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  • 500 Girls off the Street & Into School in Liberia. posted a progress report
    100
    By - Stephanie Hood - Project Leader
    When More than Me joined Global Giving just over one year ago we had a dream of 100 girls in Monrovia, Liberia in school. We didn't have a timeline, and we didn't know if it would be possible. In four weeks three US-based volunteers, including myself, will be traveling to Liberia and assisting in the enrollment of 70 more...
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    • RogerPierce
      RogerPierce One way to expand your work would be to fund these girls' education from one year to another, through elementary school or through secondary.
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    • Stephanie
      Stephanie Don't worry Roger! We already do! We don't enroll a new girl in school until we have 3 years of education in her "bank". We add a new year of school at the end of each year to ensure that we always have all our current students covered! We are planning on taking the girls through as much school as they are... Read more »
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  • 500 Girls off the Street & Into School in Liberia. posted a progress report
    Strong Enough
    By - Stephanie Hood - Project Leader
    We have our first promo video! An organizational friend offered to make us a free promotional video using some of the footage we had as well as an interview with Katie, MTM's founder. Hear More than Me's story straight from the source, as well as see the energy of the kids in West Point that you have sent to school this...
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  • 500 Girls off the Street & Into School in Liberia. posted a progress report
    Why Girls?
    By - Stephanie Hood - Executive Director
    March 8th,  International Women's Day, a day dedicated to the history, challenges, progress, and achievements of women everywhere. As an organization dedicated to sending girls to school, we thought we'd ask the question, "why girls?" How can we help the most people, make sure scholarships are being served to the...
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  • 500 Girls off the Street & Into School in Liberia. posted a progress report
    Love for Abigail
    By - Katie Meyler - Founder
    This is Abigail. She’s 14 years old. I met her one day while I was taking photos around West Point, one of Liberia’s worst slums. She liked posing and wanted me to take her picture. We formed a friendship, and I made it a habit of seeking her every time I visited West Point, Liberia. Eventually, I found...
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  • 500 Girls off the Street & Into School in Liberia. posted a progress report
    Lowering Her Risk: Lovetee
    By - Stephanie Hood - Project Leader
    At More than Me we love to share the inspiring stories of our scholarship recipients. Read below to find out more about Lovetee, a 12 year old girl starting school for the first time with a More than Me scholarship!   Lovetee told More than Me that it had been very hard to see other children go off to school while...
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  • 500 Girls off the Street & Into School in Liberia. posted a progress report
    More than Me Holiday Update: Henrietta's Dream
    By - Stephanie Hood - Project Leader
    More than Me has had a great year and has many GlobalGiving donors to thank for this.  The holiday season is that perfect yearly reminder of all the gifts we have received in the past year and so on behalf of our students we want to say "thank you" for giving each child a chance at a different life through...
    • 5 years ago
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  • 500 Girls off the Street & Into School in Liberia. posted a progress report
    More than Me Profile: Gloria Nagbe
    By - Stephanie Hood - Project Leader
    Gloria Nagbe is a More than Me volunteer on the ground in Liberia. Read her stirring story below.   In some ways Gloria Nagbe is like most More than Me volunteers. She has a full time job, a family, and needs of her own, but still finds time to work for a cause she believes in. However, Gloria's story and life are...
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  • 500 Girls off the Street & Into School in Liberia. posted a progress report
    Letter from Liberia: Bust a Move Video Edition
    By - Stephanie Hood - Project Leader
    Our founder just sent us a video from Liberia which we have linked below! Though the video quality is not fantastic (due to video size compression for her to be able to email it to us from Liberia) it gives a glimpse of life inside the slum where we work in Monrovia.  The last 2 minutes show the kids we put in school,...
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  • 500 Girls off the Street & Into School in Liberia. posted a progress report
    Letter from Liberia: I don't feel sorry for anyone
    By - Katie Meyler - Founder
    Below is our most recent letter from the field from our Founder Katie Meyler. Learn more about one of our students, James, and about two of our community volunteers, Macintosh and Gloria. This is also posted on our brand new blog! Check it out at http://morethanme.org/blog/ He waited for hours outside of the gate where...
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  • 500 Girls off the Street & Into School in Liberia. posted a progress report
    Returning Home: A Report from the Field
    By - Stephanie Hood - Project Leader
    The below is an excerpt from a letter from our founder Katie Meyler.  Last month she returned to Liberia after two years of fundraising in the US to give scholarships to 30 more deserving children through the More than Me Foundation. Read her account below about running into one of our scholarship recipients on the...
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  • 500 Girls off the Street & Into School in Liberia. posted a progress report
    The Shirt Off James' Back
    By - Stephanie Hood - Project Leader
    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...
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  • 500 Girls off the Street & Into School in Liberia. posted a progress report
    More than Me on Global Giving
    By - Stephanie - More than Me on Global Giving
    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...
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  • 500 Girls off the Street & Into School in Liberia. has received 167 donations
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  • 500 Girls off the Street & Into School in Liberia. posted a progress report
    More than Me June-August Newsletter Update
    By - Stephanie Hood - Director
    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.
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  • 500 Girls off the Street & Into School in Liberia. posted a progress report
    Elizabeth's Story
    By - Stephanie Hood - Project Leader
    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...
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  • 500 Girls off the Street & Into School in Liberia. has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
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Organization

More Than Me

Bernardsville, NJ, United States
http://www.morethanme.org

Project Leader

Katie Meyler

San Francisco, CA United States

Where is this project located?

Map of 500 Girls off the Street & Into School in Liberia.