Meet Our Board Members!
The Board is responsible for providing over sight and strategic direction of the organization.
Mr. Rogier Buker is Dutch and is the Founder & Managing Director of The Green Elephant.
He has been working in Africa since 1986; in Uganda since 1992.
He is passionate to stop deforestation & soil depletion in Uganda and likes to establish green, circular and sustainable agri-business models in Uganda.
By founding Reach A Hand, Uganda (RAHU), Humphrey has created a movement of young SRHR advocates through a youth-led and youth-serving platform of 32 core team members, and over 1236 volunteers (growing per year) under the Peer Educators Academy. Since 2014, over 10,556 people have been reached through peer learning sessions and more than 32,212 have been reached through RAHU’s community outreach in the different parts of the country, helping men, women and youth access age-appropriate SRHR information in different regions in the country. Humphrey’s mission is to support young people to take control of their lives and present themselves in ways that inspire, impress and spur confidence in themselves under a platform where they have full opportunities to take part in the process of breaking barriers hindering them from making informed choices in life regarding their SRHR.
Some of my earliest memories include the many car journeys through Uganda’s capital, peering through the car window and noticing the poor homeless families who seemed invisible to those passing them by. Often times, during these car journeys, the homeless would come up to the car begging or selling trinkets only to be shooed away by our driver.
This never sat well with me and I found that on many return visits to Uganda, I’d once again find myself in this or a similar position and always felt unsettled by it. But like most I’d return to normal life after a couple of weeks of sun and good food.
Despite my moving to the UK in my early childhood, I inherently have the Ugandan spirit of entrepreneurship as I wear various hats for a living. The first is a Systems manager within NHS Human Resources, where we develop and support busy NHS organisations with cloud based workforce management solutions.
I’m also the co-founder of Multiple Care Solutions, a CQC registered care agency which helps various organisations meet their staffing demands. Many industries have been hard hit by the pandemic and so organisations such as ourselves have been useful in supporting the care industry get back on its feet. My most recent hat, is property investing, something I have always been very passionate about and almost see it as a hobby.
Having said all of that, my most important and favourite hat is being a mum of my two. A role I love doing although probably the most challenging.
I’d love to take my children to visit as often as possible, not only to teach them our culture but also to teach them what I was not taught and that’s how to be part of the solution. So instead of just peering at those less fortunate from a car window, I want them to be involved with providing the solution and having a positive impact on the world.
I work incredibly hard for what I have but I had a head start in life and couldn’t imagine how hard a mother starting off with very little has to work in order to just have the basics in life. Everyone deserves a helping hand at some point, and I want to be that helping hand to someone that needs it. I’m therefore incredebly honoured to be a part of Tukundane charity.
Dorothy is a human rights advocate with over 10 years of humanitarian advocacy with a niche on women & girls rights advocacy, key populations, sexual minorities and health rights for all. She believes that all human beings are born equal and should be treated with the principles of equality across the globe. people should be able to access information, services, legal justice irrespective of their gender, social, economic or political status. An injustice on any human being is an injustice to all humanity thus no one should normalise discrimination in any form!
Dorothy is Campaigns, Partnerships and Networks manager Center for Health, Human Rights and Development ( CEHURD).