Mission: We get girls off the street and into school in one of the poorest slums in the world in Liberia, West Africa.
Target demographics: Girls in Liberia
Geographic areas served: West Point, Liberia, West Africa
Programs: Mtm academy - mtm provides primary education programs at the mtm academy to girls and young women from the west point community in monrovia, liberia. The academy also offers extracurricular classes, a school clinic and nurse, counseling and social work assistance, library, computer lab, and 2 daily meals. These supplemental programs are designed to keep girls in school and succeeding academically.
mtm scholarship program - mtm provides a limited number of scholarships to students to local schools. These scholarships are only for 16 students who were previously served by mtm's scholarship program (which ended june 2013) and who elected not to attend the mtm academy.
More than Me is an incredible organization where your donation of money, time or goods really makes a difference in the lives of girls! The founder, Katie Meyler, is a person of real integrity and creativity. She gives her very life to those she is serving. The whole organization is filled with passionate volunteers who give all while taking nothing.
I sponsor education for girls in Liberia through this non-profit. It is an incredible way to sponsor change. For a small amount of money (by US standards), you can dramatically improve the life of one child. The ripple effect of that donation extends through the family, the community, the country and ,hopefully, the world. I like donating to small, focused non-profits that are making an impact. I am a teacher in a high school program that works with recent immigrants to the USA. I see education as a means to make the world a better place.