In Rwanda, “Komera” means “be strong, have courage.” Komera is a global leadership incubator for young women dedicated to building an international network of community leaders. We created the Komera Project, in rural Rwanda, in collaboration with Partners In Health, to assist girls who have the courage and desire to pursue secondary education, but lack the resources to do so.
We believe that young women have the right to lead change in their community, to experience the joy of self-discovery, and to realize their potential. As a leadership incubator, we work locally to build a global network of inspired young women taking action towards self empowerment. We create the space for shared experience, education, and leadership training, and we use sport as a tool to empower and connect people around the world.
“You will never break the cycle of poverty or disease without educating girls. It won’t happen”
-Paul Farmer, Founder, Partners In Health