Legal and Leadership

Ssese Humanitarian Services (formerly Budding Flowers), is a Not-for-Profit Ltd, registered as an Ltd by Guarantees since December 31st 2007 by the Registrar of Companies in Kampala, and registered at the District level in Kalangala since June 24th 2008 as a CBO (Community Based Service-Provider)

Board of Directors / Trustee Members

Bernhard “Bery” Glaser (Email), a LPT, Medical Practitioner, MBA, Co-Founder of Bery’s Place

IMG_4594Bery, 70, is the German/Belgian initiator is a retired health professional, executive manager and namesake of Bery’s Place. However, he’s also a dreamer with a big heart. He has a pragmatic, can-do attitude, is committed and creates facts. Bery is able to achieve were others fail. He surrounded himself with other equally committed humanitarians and just started to work. They struggled, but they overcame hurdles, taboos, cultural and traditional shortcomings.

However as no man is an island, he relies heavily on his “Better Half”:

Ingrid Dilen (E-mail), Human Resource Manager, MBA, Psychologist, Randstad NV, Treasurer and Co-Founder of Bery’s Place

IngridIngrid Dilen, has been his loving and equally committed partner for now over 40 and spouse since 30 years and counting. She functions here as the very dependable treasurer and administrator. In order to help finance all Bery’s Place does, Ingrid works hard in Belgium, and visits frequently.

Home Address : Bisschopslaan 27, bus 1
2340- Beerse, Belgium (i.dilen@skynet.be)

Ingrid and Bery not only consider these girls their responsibility, but take them in as their children. As such, Ingrid and Bery, as well as their families, finance Bery’s Place with their life-savings, and provide a nice home, nourishing meals, an abundance of parental love and care, as well as a conductive environment to achieve. However, they currently require more support, as they are financially overstretched to cover most expenses to ensure their girls an academic future.

You can help support this goal by donating here!

Further Directors (all functioning voluntary, unpaid, not even receiving allowances)

Anita Namubiru (UG), Bery’s Guardian daughter, one of the more responsible young ladies we provide a future for. By being on the Board, she can inform our children about the Boards decision, even voice their concerns, and have a vote regarding their own destiny.

Dr. med. M. Suuna (UG), a qualified physician/surgeon, with an MA in  Emergency Medicine, the In-Charge of all Kalangala District Health Centers and voluntarily also  functioning as our Medical Officer.

Lester Kaganzi (UG), M/s Kaganzi & Co Advocates (Kampala Branch), Kob House, Plot 90, Ben Kiwanuka Street, Forth Floor, Suite No 403, P.O.Box 125, Kampala – Uganda, Mobile: +256 752 533834 & http://www.kacadvocates.com functioning voluntarily as our Legal- and Corporate Secretaries

Md. Asia Namusoke Mbajja (UG),  is a social worker, a public health specialist, a social justice fighter and a woman dedicated to making a difference in the lives of less privileged communities. She’s the Executive Director and Founder of  “People in Need Agency” or http://www.Pina-Ug.org focusing on HIV advocacy. Formerly Joint Clinical Research Center, and a Hubert H Humphrey Alumni. (ed@pina-ug.org). A committed partner and a mentor to all of us.

Md Hope Nankunda (UG), an Educator, Adolescent Counselor,  Central Uganda Coordinator at Girls not Brides, Team Leader at Raising Teenagers-Uganda,(nankundahope@gmail.com)

Father Christopher Walusimbi (UG), a in Canada ordained Russian Orthodox Priest, a resident of Bukasa Island within the Kalangala District, the current Kweba, the Central Uganda Buganda Kingdom Chief, our guiding light. (+256 772686772)

Md Aisha Ndagiri (UG), an Educator, Adolescent Counselor, Deputy Head Mistress at Sserwanga Lwanga Memorial Secondary School, Kalangala, Kalangala District, the second mom for our girls while in secondary school. (+256 772343736)

Derek Bratton (USA), Evangelist, Missionary, Pastor, Addiction Counselor, a Director of VKids Trust Uganda, (https://web.facebook.com/derek.bratton.50),  a neighbor, dear friend and soulmate.

Last but definitely not least :

Sula Nsubuga (UG), an Automotive Industry Entrepreneur, Automotive Engineer, Adolescent Counselor  (+256 782394480) a dear friend and our link to the Muslim community we serve.

Mentors – Advisors :

Willy Lugoloobi, the District LC5-Chairman-Govenor and former District Senior Probation and Welfare Officer and Daniel & Gladys Kikoola, the retired LC5-Chairman-Governor, supported by an advisory committee, available when needed, fulfilling a multitude of functions ……

Many more in authority, elders, community leaders, etc….