Margaret Butler puts girls on track to succeed
Komera supports education for girls in Rwanda, where few can afford secondary school. Komera Executive Director, Margaret Butler, spoke to Kendra Nordin of The Christian Science Monitor about the evolution of Komera from 2008 until today.
Why We Run for Rwanda
Hilary Butler travels to Rwanda and meets some of the girls whose lives can be transformed by monies raised at annual Bowen Island Rotary event.
Rotary Run for Rwanda 2014 Results
A record number of kids and lots of newcomer adults as well as returning athletes signed up to run on a bright and sunny August day.
Organizers remind runners to register for Rotary Run for Rwanda
Preparations for the fourth annual Rotary Run for Rwanda are underway, with lots going on, including a more trail-based course as well as options for walkers and children’s strollers.
Rotary Run for Rwanda becomes part of Bowen Rotary Day
In August, 2014, Rotary Day on Bowen Island featured the Rotary Run for Rwanda to raise money for Komera Canada’s support of high school education for impoverished Rwandan girls.
Margaret Butler and the rotary run for rwanda
On Thursday, August 16, Margaret Butler spoke to the Rotary Club of Bowen Island about the program she founded. On August 25 the Rotary Run For Rwanda is in support of KOMERA.
Rotary run for rwanda 2011
Over the past 4 years we have learned a lot about girls’ education in Rwanda. We have found that there are many girls who have been forced to drop out of school due to financial or social duress and we believe that we are in a unique position to provide them with an opportunity to return to school.
Running in Rwanda fuels Islander’s educational Komera project
Margaret Butler is not one to sit still when people around her can use a leg up. The 32-year-old Butler, who moved to Bowen when she was two and is now based in Boston, founded an organization that provides educational opportunities to young women in Rwanda.
Run for Rwanda supports girls’ education
It has become a tradition to start Bowfest day with a run for a good cause. At 8:30 a.m. on August 24, the start signal will sound for the children’s run and at 9:00 for others, both runners and walkers, determined to help girls get an education in Rwanda.