Staff

Our small staff work together to secure partnerships with relevant organisations and institutions that have a shared vision for rural women and men.

Faith Brown

Faith Brown

Director

Faith Brown graduated from the University of the Western Cape in 1992 with a BA degree in Human Ecology. She is currently working towards a Master's degree in Development Studies.

She worked as a teacher for 8 years, and thereafter started working in the non-profit sector. The last 17 years Faith has spent working across communities in all provinces in South Africa. She has led organisations in the following focus areas: skills development and job placement for women; urban, rural and farming community development; education; health; student-led initiatives as well as malnutrition, hunger & food security. Faith's experience includes pioneering the work of a Foundation in South Africa, for the UK retailer Waitrose, aimed at improving the lives of farmworkers and their families. Faith serves on the Board of Directors of the VinPro Foundation.

Faith joined DOCKDA as Director in November 2015. Her passion for seeing marginalised people having access to opportunities still out of reach to them, is what has drawn her to DOCKDA.


Kerry Soderlund

Kerry Soderlund

Finance & Operations Director

Kerry's qualifications include a National Diploma in Food and Clothing Technology and a Bachelor of Accounting Science Degree (BCompt). Her previous experience has been in retail management, cost and management accounting in manufacturing and auditing.

Her career in auditing led her to DOCKDA in 2005 when she was assigned to the organisation by the audit firm she worked for at the time. Soon the organisation had approached her then employer asking if they could recruit her to their team. Seeing the lasting positive impact that DOCKDA was having with beneficiaries and the great personal satisfaction one gets from working in a social impact environment has kept her at the organisation for many years. Experience in auditing & finance has served her well to support and develop the organisations donor & funding, operational, financial, risk, compliance and governance functions.

Over time her responsibilities have shifted to becoming more involved in an oversight role of programme implementation. Her institutional knowledge and understanding of how the organisation has evolved and adapted in a constantly changing social impact environment serves the organisation well to inform strategies and functions.

She holds the words of Desmond Tutu "Do your little bit of good where you are; it's those little bits added together that will change the world" as a guide to her path in the social impact sector.


Ruth Molaolwe

Ruth Molaolwe

Programme Officer

Kebueng Ruth Molaolwe was born and bred in Kuruman, Batlharos in the Northern Cape, and has lived there her whole life.

She obtained her Grade 12 in 1992 at Lesedi High School and also obtained a Diploma in Leadership Skills in 1998. Ruth has been involved in various committees like the SGB (School Governing Body) for 9 years at Moraladi Primary School and is currently serving on the District Land Committee, District Aids Council, and Gasegonyana Local Aids Council. She became involved with various NGOs in 2000 and worked with Thusano as a Family Field Worker from 2000 to 2005 before being promoted to a Support and Development Coordinator. Ruth worked with Thusano until 2008, when she joined Ancra. She worked with Ancra as a Restitution Field Officer until 2010.

Ruth joined the DOCKDA team in 2015 as a Programme Officer in Kuruman, Batlharos and brings experience gained from working with various NGOs and a personal, in depth knowledge of the area.


Cecelia Mc Glen

Cecelia Mc Glen

Administrator

Cecelia was born and matriculated in Kimberley. She completed certified secretarial and administrative courses at various institutions, and has worked in the non-profit sector for around 8 years. She has held the position of Administrator at DOCKDA for the past 4 years.

Even though she might not have direct contact with the rural women and children in the Northern Cape, she knows that working in the background is changing their lives and will create opportunities for them in future.


Kathleen Richardson

Kathleen Richardson

Social Development Associate

Kathleen Richardson completed her Honours Degree in Social Development from the University of Cape Town and her BA from Mercer University in the United States. She is currently working to complete her Master's degree in Social Development from the University of Cape Town.

Prior to coming to South Africa, Kathleen worked as a Site Coordinator for the non-profit Communities In Schools, a dropout prevention organisation.

She has been involved with DOCKDA since mid-2016. Her passion for social justice is what drew her to the challenges that face the rural communities that DOCKDA serves.


Joseph Payne

Joseph Payne

Intern

May - July 2017 from Mercer University USA.

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  • NPO No: 015-469 NPO
  • PBO No: 930 016 051
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Our small staff work together to secure partnerships with relevant organisations and institutions that have a shared vision for rural women and men.

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The DOCKDA Board is committed to the effective governance of the organisation and the promotion of DOCKDA's vision of a world in which rural women and men are equal and active citizens.

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