Good360, a global leader in product philanthropy and purposeful giving, has joined forces with More Than Me (MTM), a nonprofit using education as a catalyst for transformative social change for students in Liberia, in order to provide critically needed school supplies to children in one of the world’s poorest nations.
Liberia is experiencing a national emergency in its education system as a result of a 14-year civil war that ended in 2003 and the Ebola crisis in 2014. More Than Me began as a project to get girls into schools and is now an incredible movement transforming education across the country. The organization opened its More Than Me Academy for 150 girls in 2009 and reached a new milestone in 2016, launching the More Than Me Public School Network and opening 6 new schools in 6 new communities to serve 1500 students in partnership with the Ministry of Education of Liberia. For the 2017-2018 school year, MTM will operate 19 schools and will scale to 500 schools in the next 5 years, reaching over 125,000 children.
Good360 is supporting the MTM mission by leveraging its donation and partner network to source school, educational and medical supplies for each of these schools. Needed product includes standard supplies like composition books, pens, pencils, but also school uniforms, desks, chairs and resources for the teaching staff.
“In a country of just 4 million where half are under the age of 18, this is a tremendous opportunity to make an impact in a way that will arm a whole generation of children with an education, providing them with a foundation to change their lives,” said Katie Meyler, Founder and CEO of More Than Me. “We have a record of accomplishing the impossible and will not stop until every child is safe, healthy and learning.”
“At Good360, we deliver hope – and there is no better way to create hope than by unlocking the world of education for hungry young minds,” said Howard Sherman, CEO of Good360. “We assisted More Than Me during the 2014 Ebola crisis, so this is a natural evolution in our partnership and further leverages our strengths in sourcing the right goods and in amplifying the impact of donations we capture. We are proud to work alongside More Than Me on such a noble cause.”