We're going to briefly introduce ourselves here and if there is anything we don't tell you, that you want to know, well just drop us a note and we'll do our best to answer you.
Kusasa was founded to bridge a gap where girls are falling behind and to do this we decided that the best way we could help was at grass roots level. We identify girls who are unable to afford to go from junior school to high school or even to further advance their education at University or in Vocational Training.
Many people would like to help in a way that makes a difference and we will identify girls that can benefit from scholarships, raise full or crowd-funded scholarships. Our aim is to give Hope for a better tomorrow.
As our founder Dot Bekker was living in Luxembourg at the time of setting up this non-profit organisation and as such it is registered there. One of our Board members remains resident to manage and administer the organisation.
See below for more information about our Board Members.
Our Board is made up of volunteers who share the vision of Kusasa
Founder & President
Dot Bekker is founder and President – I have worked from receptionist to management, in companies large and small, run my own business in different countries and continents. I am a qualified and accredited Coach working with Entrepreneurs. I have worked on the boards of several organisations and women’s groups, most recently President of The Network in Luxembourg. I also have a world-wide network both known to me personally as well as through social media. (for more about Dot see – My Story)
Ursula van Eck
Ursula van Eck, CFO of a South African Gold Mining company with vast knowledge of the African continent having travelled widely throughout her years as an Auditor and Accounting firm Partner for African Mining. She has for many years mentored young women in High Schools and University. In 2014 she participated in the Gazelle’s Rally driving the Morocco desert for 10 days without GPS. Ursula is also Dot Bekker’s niece who was born in Zimbabwe, currently lives in South Africa and fulfils the role of Treasurer.
Andrea Murphy is a UK national who has lived in Luxembourg for 20 years raising her family. Now that her boys have gone to University and her husband has ‘moved on’ she has in recent years started work as a Public Relations Manager for a security company, dealing with businesses all over the world. Andrea speaks French (required for administration in Luxembourg) and fulfils the role of Secretary