Komera visited Village Enterprise, a small business incubator in Uganda, to learn how to develop successful businesses in challenging climate, and how we can apply similar tactics to our Komera Parent Cooperative in Rwanda. It will take innovate entrepreneurs and invested community based organizations to tackle climate change!
Leila de Bruyne, founder of Flying Kites, writes a compelling article based on a conversation with Margaret Butler about scale. Small, community-based organizations often feel pressure to scale, and look at breadth instead of depth, to compete for funding opportunities.
On International Women’s Day, Mayor Martin J. Walsh announced the winners of the EXTRAordinary Women Campaign, led by the Mayor’s Office of Women’s Advancement. Komera’s founder and Executive Director Margaret Butler was selected as one of the women that do extraordinary work within the Boston community.
Educating girls is critical for their future, but going to school is just a dream for girls in many countries. This week’s Everyday Hero, Margaret Butler, was recently recognized by U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama for Butler’s work empowering young women.
The Brookings Institute announced a new program at the Clinton Global Initiative, Girls CHARGE: Collaborative for Harnessing Ambition and Resources for Girls’ Education. Komera was selected as a member of this collaborative effort.
Heidrick & Struggles, a worldwide executive search firm, is partnering with Komera, an adolescent girls’ leadership program in rural Rwanda that develops self-confidence in young women through education, communities of support and sports. Read about the program here >