RWANDAN TEAM

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Dativah Bideri- Rwanda Program Director
Dativah is one inspiring women- she ran for parliament in her local district and is a passionate advocate for women. She holds a Bachelor’s in Business Administration and a MBA in Strategic Management. Before Komera she held positions in finance administration and in strategic planning and budgeting for Rwanda’s Teacher College.
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J​ean-​Bosco Bamuririmbe – Business Development Associate
Jean-Bosco previously worked with Komera as a consultant and was instrumental in developing our Komera Parent Co-operative. He now joins us full-time to help continue working on the Komera Co-operative and building the Komera Post Secondary programs. Jean-Bosco was sponsored by Partners In Health throughout secondary school and received a Government scholarship to complete his University degree. He has worked with FaceAIDS and the One Acre Fund.
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Ruth Kamatali – Social Worker Ruth joins Komera after spending six years as a trauma and healing counselor for the Anglican Church of Rwanda, Kigali Diocese. She holds her Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources and Business Administration from the School of Finance and Banking. Ruth has spent much of her career working with adolescent girls and is passionate about education and empowerment.

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Rosemary Musilmire – Trainer & Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator Rosemary is the newest member of the Komera family! Rosemary is a graduate of Makerere University in Uganda with a focus on Education, Literature and English Language and completed a post-graduate program with a focus in Human Resource Management.  The past three years Rosemary worked as a senior mentor in a mentorship training program under the Rwandan Education Board.

U.S. TEAM

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Margaret Butler – Executive Director 
Margaret Butler brings a background in teaching, international development and non-profit management to Komera. Margaret spent a year in Rwanda working with Partners In Health and The Clinton Foundation in health-related projects where, in addition, she was naturally drawn towards education-related projects. Margaret founded Komera (formerly the Komera Project) while in Rwanda as she recognized the need to focus on girls’ education.

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Lauren LeBlanc – Development and Communications Manager 
Lauren joins the Komera team after working as a strategic marketing and donor recognition project consultant to nonprofit organizations. A graduate of Hiram College with a double major in Political Science and Sociology, Lauren is passionate about alleviating poverty and inequality through empowerment. Her experience in the nonprofit sector includes work in the micro-finance, fair trade and social justice industries.