Liberia: Diaspora Group Donates Writing Materials to Rosetta Steps Foundation Schoolkids
Monrovia — Students of the Rosetta Steps Education Foundation based in Duala Caldwell community were given a pleasant surprise when presented with a donation of over 400 copybooks, pencils, colorings and several other learning material by an organization based in the United States of America called People for the Advancement of Liberia.
The People for the Advancement of Liberia headed by its President Mr. Bill Nyain is a diaspora-based organization founded by millennials of Liberian descent with the sole intent to connect, influence and empower Liberian professionals in the diaspora and at home to engage and support the sustainable development of Liberian communities worldwide through advocacy and partnership.
Speaking at the presentation, Miss Ama Harris proprietor of Rosetta Steps expressed her thanks and appreciation to the organization for the effort spear headed by Mr. Edwin J. Mayah the event Chairperson of the Organization. In her words “the donation enhances the aim of Rosetta Steps which is to help ease the financial burden of education in low income communities.
Due to the economic crisis facing not only Liberia but countries worldwide, parents are faced with competing priorities and each and every help is welcome. An initial batch of materials were distributed to the students of the institution with the rest to be given on a needs basis.
The Rosetta Steps Education Center founded in 2014 in the New Kru Town Duala community in memory of the late Rosetta Benson Harris former principal of the WVS Tubman High School , provides high quality education in low income communities.
The center provides free education to 25 percent of all students enrolled and currently has a total of 35 students from the New Kru Town community enrolled as beneficiaries of its scholarship program.
The school offers subjects such as quantitative aptitude, phonics, verbal aptitude, commerce and computer science in addition to the required subjects prescribed by the Ministry of Education. With the cost of education provided by RSEF at just $1.00 perday,(280 per school year) Miss Harris stated that one way in which RSEF caters to low income earners was in the fact that school fees payment are broken down into several small installments.
She also called on Liberians all over the world to follow the example of the People for the Advancement of Liberia to assist the Government of Liberia by supporting educational programs in the country. Some of the schools needs include, laptops, computers, printers and financial assistance to complete the construction of its new classroom building.
More information about the Rosetta Steps Education Foundation and the People for the Advancement of Liberia can be found at www.rosettasteps.org and www.paldiaspora.com