In Rwanda, Komera means "be strong, have courage".
In 2008, Komera started a small girls-only fun run to provide an opportunity for young women in rural rwanda to gain confidence through sport. Eleven years later, Komera now supports over 150 young women in Rwanda through education, community, and sport! We use sport as a tool to teach our Komera Scholars self-confidence, strength and show her she can #RUNTHEWORLD!
Komera began as a primarily scholarship program over 10 years ago, but with each year, we’ve grown and developed our programming to best address the needs of the Kayonza district community. Beyond education, we know young women need layers of support to succeed. We believe in long-term commitment to suppot young women to graduate secondary school and transition on to university, jobs, or business development as leaders and visionaries in their communities. We recognize the importance of mentorship, communities as stakeholders, focusing on healthcare and supporting economic development.
We believe in the dreams of young women and invest in their potential! Help us foster her leadership and show her that she can RUN THE WORLD!
Here's what your donation can do:
- $100 sends 1 girl to week-long leadership camp
- $250 allows a student to attend 3-months of computer training
- $500 provides tuition for a full year of secondary school
- $1,250 pays for a full year at university
For the second consecutive year Komera will be an official charity partner of the TCS New York City Marathon! Donate here to support our stellar Marathon Team and help young women in Rwanda achieve their dreams!