It takes a community to raise a community
Rosetta Steps Education Center was founded in 2014 by Ama Harris. Parents in the Duala community were desperate for help for their children to learn to read and receive basic life skills and knowledge. Seeing the dire need, Ama transformed her mother's childhood home into the organization’s base. A reading room was opened in 2015, and equipped with books, computers, televisions, and other learning aids. The school formally opened in 2016 and has continued to grow in size, scope, quality, and impact. In response to increased demand, in 2020, Rosetta Steps is moving into a new custom built facility in Duala which will be able to hold 175 students. The new facility will include 7 classrooms, a science lab, a library, and staff offices.
Founder and Executive Director Ama Harris, daughter of Rosetta Benson, is a hard working Liberian committed to community development and education. In addition to her dedication to developing Rosetta Steps Education Center, Ama is an executive in the travel and tourism industry and the owner of Xquisite Liberia. She is a graduate of Stella Maris Polytechnic University, where she completed her Bachelor of Business Administration Degree in Management at Arthur Barclay Business College, and she achieved a Travel and Tourism Consultant Diploma with the International Air Transport Association. Ama speaks both French and English and is a proud member of the Rotary Club of Liberia, and her leadership skills are the driving force behind the growth and impact of Rosetta Steps Education Center.