Liberia – Taking out the girl from the street and into school

When I saw this job opportunity pointing under my nose, my first thought was that I really want it. Why? Because this country is known by people only for the bad reasons (civil wars, ebola decease…). For me, it was the perfect thing in both personal and professional aspect to show a different version of this country.

I worked for More Than Me NGO. Basically, MTM takes the girls out from West Point, one of the biggest slums of West Africa, and offers them a free scholarship. Katie Meyler, the CEO,  opened the first free school of the country 4 years ago. During the ebola time, MTM had to adapt its activities since schools were closed to avoid new contaminations cases. They provided ambulances to bring infected people to ETU (Ebola Treatment Units). Now, Ebola is over, more than 170 students are enrolled in the More Than Me Academy. My job was composed of various tasks such as communication videos, photographs in the slum and school, interviews of beneficiaries and school related people who lives in the slum.


I made an interview of a student who made a rap video for the school. Meet Roota!


About the author: Thomas