Stories

Meet our new Rwanda Program Director, Dativah!

We are pleased to introduce our amazing new Rwanda Program Director, Dativah! Dativah is one inspiring woman- she ran for parliament in her local district and is a passionate advocate for women. We feel so fortunate to have her on our team!

Name: Dativiah
Education: BAA and MBA in Strategic Management
Experience: Finance Administration, Strategic Planning and Planning, […]

By |July 24th, 2014|Blog, girls’ education, Komera Scholar, Rwanda, Stories, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Meet our summer interns, Olivia & Grace!

Olivia Baker

Age: 19

School: Boston College

Major: Economics and Political Science

Hometown: Scituate, MA

I first became involved with Komera in junior year of high school by writing to a scholar, Ynes, through the pen pal program. Ynes is a young woman whose parents were killed in the Genocide. While that was shocking enough, she is also exactly my […]

By |July 1st, 2014|KOMERA Intern, Stories|0 Comments

The Transition

Margaret Butler – July 11th 2013

Over the past five years I have worked closely with young women in Rwanda. I have watched them grow and change, struggle and fail, persevere and succeed. I have learned a lot about girls’ education and one of the most amazing things that I have come to witness over the […]

By |July 11th, 2013|Blog, Stories|0 Comments

Girls’ Education is not the answer.

By Executive Director Margaret Butler

It’s ironic that I founded and am running a non-profit that focuses on girls’ education, because my conclusion, after six years of hard work, is that girls’ education alone is not the definitive solution.

For a while now the development pundits, international corporations, celebrities and leading aid agencies have been pontificating that […]

By |June 17th, 2013|scholars, Stories|0 Comments

The Komera Global Run just got even more global!

A group of sixth graders in Dalian, China, along with their teacher, will run on June 19 as part of the Komera Global Run 2013. Here’s our interview with Mr. Ngo:

Daca Ngo is a sixth grade teacher at the Maple Leaf Foreign National School ‎in Dalian, China. His fundraising page on crowdrise is called Mr. Ngo […]

By |May 19th, 2013|Komera Global Run, Stories|0 Comments

Back to School! But first we need our materials…

It’s hard to not laugh when pictures are being taken!That’s social worker Esther with Komera Scholar Alice (on the right)Janviere – the Komera Scholar President is on the far left! 

The Scholars get the plastic bins to do their washing at school 

By |May 14th, 2013|Komera Scholar, Stories|0 Comments

Launch of the Social Entrepreneurship Academy!

Girls design ideas to fight hunger, child abuse

In partnership with Global Grassroots and Partners In Health, we were able to deliver a conscious leadership and social entrepreneurship curriculum to 70 vulnerable high school girls over November and December. Of these, 57 girls are Komera Scholars, and the remaining 13 girls were extended a special invitation […]

By |April 1st, 2013|Blog, Stories|0 Comments

Nike runs with The Komera Project!

Lynde Fitzpatrick,
Product Expert and Commercial Content COE at Nike AND running rockstar!

How did you discover The Komera Project?

I discovered the Komera Project through my college friend and teammate, the incomparable Margaret Butler.

What motivated you to get involved with The Komera Project?

Since learning about what Margaret and her team were doing with The Komera Project I […]

By |March 8th, 2013|Blog, Komera Global Run, Stories|0 Comments

Creating a Global Network with Our Partners and Friends

By Erin Thornton

Executive Director, Every Mother Counts

Every Mother Counts was founded by fashion model Christy Turlington Burns in 2010 after completing her first documentary film, “No Woman, No Cry” about maternal health. 

In what ways do you feel that Every Mother Counts and The Komera Project have a natural connection?

I think that both organizations are fundamentally about women’s […]

By |March 8th, 2013|Blog, Stories|0 Comments

Partnerships, Partnerships, Partnerships!

Komera is a leadership incubator that focuses on girls in secondary school. While we would love to support our girls through University, we just can’t stretch that far quite yet. BUT we are committed to building partnerships and relationships with other organizations that can help our scholars once they finish secondary school.

When I was in […]

By |March 1st, 2013|Blog, Stories|0 Comments