Each of these young women applied to the local Komera office in Rwanda, and was selected by the local government, a school representative and the Komera social worker. They are all talented young women who achieved success in school before being selected as Komera Canada Scholars, but they would have had to drop out, due to financial barriers. Now they are able to concentrate on their studies and their future plans, thanks to donors like you.
Mary
Mary
Mary studies Math, Chemistry and Biology at Fawe Girls School. She is a smart and social student who loves to study with friends. When home from boarding school, Mary lives with eight members of her family.

Solange N.
Solange N.
Solange studies at Fawe Girls High School with several of the other Komera scholars. Having a large group of students at one school is beneficial because they build a small community by bonding and helping each other out with problems during their sessions with their mentor. Solange pursues a “MEG” course of study, meaning she majors in Mathematics, Economics, and Geography.
Olive
Olive
Olive is a student at the girls-only boarding school, Kigarama High School. She is a disciplined student who possesses ambition and willpower. She has received very high scores on her test results and remains at the top of her class. Outside of school, Olive lives with her parents and four siblings.

Alphonsine
Alphonsine
Alponsine attends the Fawe Girls School and majors in Math, Chemistry and Biology. Prior to coming to Komera, Alphonsine’s mother petitioned the local government for support to keep her daughter in school because she could not afford school fees. Now that she has been selected as a Komera Scholar, Alphonsine receives a full tuition scholarship to study and pursue her dreams!!

Letitia
Letitia
Letitia majors in Mathematics, Chemistry and Biology at Fawe Girls. She lives at home with her father and nine siblings. Her family struggles because her father became disabled and lost his job, and her mother sadly passed away when she was young. Despite these obstacles, Letitia shows much promise and we can’t wait to watch her succeed!

Solange M.
Solange M.
Solange is majoring in History, Economics and Geography at her high school. She is an ambitious student and excelled in her first Komera Leadership Summit. At the summit Komera scholars come together to learn about leadership, empowerment and their rights as young women. They are also taught sexual and reproductive health, and how to prevent violence against women!

Diane
Diane
Diane is a scholar at Fawe Girls School studying Math, Economics and Biology. She is a bright and well-behaved student. Diane is an enthusiastic participant in Komera activities. Outside of school she lives with her parents and is the oldest of five siblings.

Louise
Louise
Louise is a student with great potential studying Mathematics, Economics and Geography at Fawe Girls School. She has a contagious smile and is very outgoing. She loves Komera Leadership Summits where she can spend time with her Komera family! When home from boarding school, Lousie lives with her six siblings.

Gaudence
Gaudence
Gaudance is a determined and ambitious student at Fawe Girls School. She has received very good scores on her tests in school and has a bright future. Gaudence enjoys participating in community activities including the Komera Global Run!

Claudine
Claudine
Claudine is a student at Fawe Girls School where she is majoring in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. She is dedicated and is a very focused student to pursue this challenging field of study. When home for school breaks, Claudine lives with her four younger siblings and her mother. She hopes to be a role model for her young sisters to show them girls can do anything they put their mind to!!

Divine
Divine
Divine is studying Mechanics at IPRC Technical School. She is the only girl in her program, and is leading the way for young women to pursue a career in Mechanics! She is an inspiration for girls that dream of a job in a male-dominated industry. If Divine can do it- anyone can!

Elisabeth
Elisabeth
Elisabeth is the eldest of 3 siblings. As the oldest at home with a single mother, she often took the responsibility of caring for her younger siblings. She never dreamed she would have the chance to develop her own skills and complete secondary school! She is studying Physics, Chemistry and Math at Kayonza Modern.

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