MONROVIA, Montserrado- More Than Me, the American educational charity that was accused of widespread negligence in protecting its students from sexual exploitation at it all girls academy in Monrovia has opened a vacancy for a position of a Country Director to be based in Monrovia.
Students and parents from the More Than Me Academy gathered outside the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday, October 23 to defend Katie Meyler, the founder of the organization, and call for the school to be kept open, amid demands from protestors for the school’s closure.
After the government announced the immediate re-opening of the rape case involving ten underage girls at More Than Me Academy in 2014, the organization has expressed commitment to support the investigation.
Katie Meyler, the founder of More Than Me, has announced that she is temporarily stepping down as chief executive officer following the organization’s Liberia Advisory Board recommendation for an independent investigation into allegations of widespread negligence by the institution in protecting underage girls from sexual abuse and exploitation.
Less than a week since Time Magazine and ProPublica released a damaging report revealing sexual abuse of underage girls at More Than Me Academy, two women’s rights organizations have demanded that the government take specific actions.
Revelations about the systematic rape of girls in an NGO-run school reveal just how wrong charity work can go.
Vice President Jewel Howard-Taylor says the government needs to remove school going girls from communities and place them into dormitories at boarding schools.
An international award intended for the founder of More Than Me, Katie Meyler, has been withheld after a report of widespread negligence of sexual abuse against her institution.