Ten Days in Rwanda

Guest blogger Hilary Butler, Chair of the Board of Directors of Komera Canada, shares about her recent trip to Rwanda. Hilary and a few members of the Komera Canada crew visited Komera in Rwanda for 10 days this June, experiencing the rich and dynamic culture as well as seeing the impact of Komera Canada’s sponsorship on the ground!

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Partner Feature: Tailored for Education!

Tailored for Education partnered with Komera to provide uniforms to 1,423 primary school students in the Kayonza district! Read more about their incredible impact here and learn more about why we couldn’t grow our impact without the support of such visionary partners!

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Meet Meagan, the Komera Development Fellow 2018-2019!

Meet Meagan, our Development Fellow for 2018-2019. She comes to us with a background in social work and a passion for social justice. After completing a fellowship in Uganda, Meagan joined the Komera team to amplify the voices of young women in Rwanda. She looks forward to supporting the Komera team and meeting many of the wonderful Komera family members along the way!

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Komera Leadership Camp Leads the Charge!

With the April 2019 Leadership Camp coming up, we wanted to share more about just what goes on at Leadership Summit! Read more about some of the exciting programming our scholar took part in August 2018 and get ready to follow along with their fun April 15- 19!

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Announcement: FAWE is Getting a NEW Science Lab!

FAWE Girls School Gahini, widely considered one of the best secondary schools in Rwanda and long time partner of Komera, is starting to build on a brand new science lab. FAWE is known for their focus on women in STEM, and thanks to the generosity of Project A.B.L.E and lots of community support, construction for a state of the art lab is starting this spring. Read more about the history of the partnership and plans here!

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Incredible Immaculate

From widowed and scared to successful business woman and landlord, scholar Anisie’s mother, Immaculate, shows us what it means to harness your inner strength. With a joyful countenance, she has persevered in the face of hardship and grown into a powerful role model and leader. She and her children are living a very happy life and the community has seen the impact that Komera has had on this family!

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An Investment in Livine

When you invest in a young woman, what is your “return on investment”?  At Komera, it’s the change that happens in a young woman, in a mother, in a family, and in a community. It’s the story of the transformation of a young woman named Livine, when Komera invested in her future. From secondary school through university, Livine has grown into a powerful force of good for her family and community thanks to Komera’s investment in her dreams!

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Meet Antoinette

From Komera Global Run winner to stellar scholar, please meet Antoinette. She exemplifies how athletics build confidence, foster new skill development and even change lives!

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Olive Learns to Love Herself

“I am so grateful for the Komera program and yoga,” said participant Olive. “It is a good time for us to be happy, learn to love ourselves, and focus to work for a better future.”

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Diane is Empowered!

Scholar Diane enjoyed the lessons on reproductive health during the Pathway to Power Program the most, especially learning about body parts, and using the power of her voice to say “no” to sex. She said “ I am now confident to say my body parts by their names. This helps me to accept who I am as a girl. No one can lie to me because I know my body and how it works.”

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Ever Determined Eline

Eline declared that one day, “I will be a strong person in Rwanda” and did not give up on her dreams. And today she is, serving as a strong role- model and mentor for many women around her. But it wasn’t an easy road to get here. Eline is strong and determined- learn more about her amazing triumphs here!

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