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.
Gender Minister Piso Saydee-Tarr has provided updates on the government’s investigation of the rapes that occurred at More Than Me, noting that the top concern of the Gender Ministry right now is the well-being of the girls.
Protestors marched through the streets of Monrovia on Thursday to demand justice for the victims of rape and abuse at the More Than Me Academy. The protest was largely led by women’s groups including the Liberian Feminist Forum.
The Liberian government has announced the immediate reopening of the rape case involving ten underage girls at More Than Me Academy in 2014.
As Liberians continue to push for justice for the victims of rape at More Than Me, as we push for the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Education to strengthen their systems, let us also consider our individual actions to ensure that children are protected.
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.