Young Global Leader

Benoit the Brave!

By |June 15th, 2018|

Benoit lives in Kable sector with his wife Francine and 5 children. When their daughter Diane excelled in her exams, the family was so proud! But they also realized her education may not not continue because they could not afford to pay the high costs associated with secondary school. With the support of her family, Diane applied for a […]

Ever Determined Eline

By |April 26th, 2018|

When Eline dreamed of her future, she saw herself as successful, educated, and strong. Growing up in poverty, her family was often unable to pay her school fees. Her parents saw the determination in Eline and would send her to the headmaster of school, asking and pleading to be admitted. Time and time again, she was sent home from […]

Abandoned, Homeless & Hopeless: Apophie Triumphs

By |September 7th, 2017|

Imagine if your family moved to another country, and left you behind.

Imagine if they left you with a relative who neglected and abused you.

Then imagine trying to keep hope, stay focused on your goals, and finding strength to carry on.

This story is of a young woman’s fight for her education, against all odds.

Apophie was born into poverty- in a […]

Meet Komera’s Spring Intern, Joanna!

By |February 22nd, 2017|

Growing up in Rwanda, I was fortunate to be given different educational opportunities that are not always available to everyone especially not every girl.

My name is Joanna Karenzi; I am a senior at Northeastern University in Boston, MA majoring in International Affairs and Economics with minors in French and African Studies. I am passionate about the development of my […]