Board of Directors - USA
Dorothy is passionate about giving back to her community and has close to 20 years of non-profit leadership experience. She understands the importance of an organization's mission and enjoys supporting these missions, whether by volunteering in the community or by sitting on non-profit boards. She is currently working towards her Executive Scholar Certificate in Non-Profit Management through Northwestern-Kellogg’s Executive Education program.
Our Team - Kenya
What is your goal for your work with Uweza? It is important to me that Uweza's solutions to Kibera's challenges are developed and implemented by Kibera residents. My role is to make sure that I am always learning and to support local ideas and solutions.
Why do you like working with Uweza? Uweza focuses on the positive aspects of life in Kibera. The children and youth that we work with inspire me every single day.
What is your goal for your work with Uweza? I hope to be part of a team that is impacting young people in Kibera through the various programs offered by Uweza.
Why do you like working for Uweza? Uweza is directly impacting the lives of the people in Kibera and I can see the success stories of the different beneficiaries of our programs. It's fun to work with young people who you learn from as much as you are also there to guide them.
What is your goal for your work with Uweza? I hope to see Uweza participate in international tournaments and own it's own soccer stadium. I would like to see both the men's and women's team participating in the Kenya Premier League. I want to create and empower more player coaches and see more Uweza football players join universities.
Why do you like working with Uweza? I am empowered to implement my own ideas, knowledge of football, and experience as a coach.
What is your goal for your work with Uweza? I want to give my best service to Uweza as a person and employee and achieve Uweza's goal of nurturing and building others. I want to learn from everyone at Uweza and grow to be a better person.
Why do you like working with Uweza? At my work, I have space to grow and make decisions. My input as a team member is always included, making me take ownership of everything that I do.
What is your goal for your work with Uweza? I would like to mentor our program participants who will be able to take over my job someday in the future.
Why do you like working with Uweza? I have a platform to be able to change the lives of girls in Kibera and give them a sense of hope, belonging, and confidence that they can achieve anything. I love working with young mothers because I want to change their beliefs that they cannot have lives after having babies and show them that they have a second chance to change their situations. In the process, I learn a lot from both groups.
What is your goal for your work with Uweza? I want to use the help and support I get at Uweza to become a better person and role model in society.
Why do you like working with Uweza? It is a place that provides children and youth with the chance to nurture their skills and achieve their dreams.
What is your goal for your work with Uweza? I would like to see my players to make it to play in the Kenya Women's Premier League and to be selected for the national women's team.
Why do you like working with Uweza? I feel that she is part of helping girls and women achieve their dreams through soccer and at the same time, ensuring that they become better people in the future.
What is your goal for your work with Uweza? Personally, I would like to become a recognized coach locally and internationally. Professionally, I would like to improve the capacity of Uweza players, develop their skills, and help them reach their goals.
Why do you like working with Uweza? Uweza gives me the freedom to express the experience I have through my work. Uweza also helps me improve by supporting me to attend training sessions in various topics.
What is your goal for your work with Uweza? I want to see the youth I teach become more independent and able to tell captivating and stories about Kibera and other communities through the lens. I also want to mentor more female photographers and see them join the field.
Why do you like working with Uweza? The photography classes are free for the students and this inspires her to share her skills and passion. She is looking forward to changing the perception among youth in Kibera and beyond that they can’t make a living through art and photography.