Komera Global Run



The Komera Global Run is a global movement to run for girls' education and empowerment. It first started with a small fun run in rural Rwanda where we encouraged young women to find their confidence and voice through a girls only fun run. Since then, it has grown into a global movement of people around the world taking action and running together to support the empowerment of young women.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

During the year Komera's Executive Director, Margaret Butler, lived in Rwanda she often explored the countryside during her daily runs. On these runs she realized that boys of the villages would join her, but never the girls, similar to the dynamics of the secondary school system in Rwanda. Many Rwandan young women are expected to stay at home after elementary education, leaving them without the skills and knowledge to pursue a brighter future for themselves.

How will this project solve this problem?

The Komera Global Run is a global movement to run for girls' education and empowerment. The run brings together a global community to encourage the young women we work with in Rwanda to find their confidence and voice through running. Additionally, the run is a fundraiser to benefit the young women in Rwanda. Money raised will go towards the education, community and sport components of our program to help these young women become confident and powerful leaders.

Potential Long Term Impact

Graduating as a Komera Scholar, funded by the Komera Global Run, will give young women in Rwanda the chance to pursue a life of their own. The education, community and sport influences of the Komera Scholar program will give the scholars a well-rounded background that will make them desirable candidates in the workforce and powerful leaders in life.

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Jamaica Plain, MA, United States

Project Leader

Annie McCarthy

Jamaica Plain, MA United States

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