Katie Meyler, a TIME Person of the Year visits White House

-186cac5f197020f3Katie Meyler, founder of the More Than Me Academy in Liberia, met with Krishanti Vignarajah, First Lady Michelle Obama’s policy director, Wednesday in Washington D.C., to talk about how her organization fits in with the White House’s #LetGirlsLearn initiative.

Meyler, who grew up in Bernardsville, founded the More Than Me Foundation in 2009 to help young girls in Liberia escape a life of sexual abuse and prostitution.

“More Than Me is Liberia’s leading education innovator and vocal advocate for girls’ empowerment,” said Meyler. “We use education to get our girls to connect with their inner power and to act as a catalyst for change.

“Together, we are striving to build a future for all girls in Liberia, to ensure their safety, provide them with the tools they need to thrive, and create future leaders.” READ MORE OF THIS STORY

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.