About More Than Me
More Than Me began in 2009 as a scholarship program for the most vulnerable girls and young women in the West Point community of Monrovia, Liberia. Over the past five years, we have been committed to evolving to the needs of our students and their community, including the 2013 launch of our private, tuition free, K-4 Academy to serve 124 young women.
When Ebola hit West Point in August 2014, everything changed for us. We fought with everything in us to end the Ebola epidemic in West Point, and then in five other communities in Monrovia. And we are still fighting.
Today, we understand more deeply how critical it is that Liberia’s children receive a strong education NOW so that they grow up with the knowledge and capacity needed to handle their country’s challenges head on, and to protect their most vulnerable citizens.
Having been recognized as Ebola Fighters and TIME Persons of the Year, and realizing our greater responsibility to Liberia’s children, More Than Me is at an exciting tipping point in its organizational and programmatic evolution and mission to improve education in Liberia.