We are excited to welcome a new member to the Komera family!

My name is Katie Journeay and I am a student at Emmanuel College in Boston. I am majoring in International Studies, concentrating on justice and sustainability. I learned about this position through BNID (Boston Network for International Development) and knew it would be a great fit. I am so excited to have the opportunity to join Komera as a Development Associate!

I am deeply intrigued by international development and how our global community can enable people to lift themselves out of poverty: holistically and sustainably.  This has been a reoccurring theme in my academic career and part of my motivation to travel to Morocco last summer. While studying abroad in Meknes, I volunteered at an association for women’s education, called Al Amal. I spent each day teaching English to incredibly strong, intelligent women and their children. These women were learning languages, computer skills, as well as receiving vocational training. This experience opened my eyes to the impact women’s empowerment can have.  

By providing women with opportunities, they are able to improve the lives of themselves, their families, and their communities. Women and girls with access to education and freedom to make their own choices can change the world one neighborhood at a time.

Komera’s mission to support women and girls through education, community and sport, aligns perfectly with my experiences in Morocco, as well as my own goals and beliefs!

I am thrilled to be a part of the Komera family and help move this mission forward in Rwanda.