Register HERE with NYRR to get your virtual race bib, and then click JOIN above to be a part of the Komera 2020 Virtual Marathon Team! Questions? Contact email@example.com for all the details.
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 150 young women and over two thousand community members in Rwanda through education, community development and sport!
While Komera began primarily as a scholarship program over 10 years ago, 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 become leaders and visionaries in their communities. We foster her growth at all points of her journey, from completing secondary school to transitioning onto university, jobs, or business development. 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!
If you also believe in the dreams of these young women, show her that she can #RUNTHEWORLD by investing in her future!
Here's what your donation can do:
- $40 invests in a teen mother to start her own business
- $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 third consecutive year Komera will be an official charity partner of the TCS New York City Marathon! Although we're running together virtually this year, friends from around the globe will be cheering you on as you complete your 26.2 miles!
Donate to support our amazing Marathon Team and help young women in Rwanda achieve their dreams!