Our Story

Behind the Scenes

The idea for a sustainable ecosystem regenaration vision for the savanna to survive climatet change started in 2012 when founder Dieke Geerling lived among the Maasai in Loita Plains for almost two months.

The Osotua Foundation combines Dieke's ideas, experiences and knowledge which she accumaulated while living and working in the savannas ofAfrica for a greeater part of her life. Durig her visits to the savannas over the years, Dieke observed their accelerated deterioration, expecially within the last 10 years. Her passion for this ecosystem urges her to support it inhabitants of in makig it future-proof She believes that Ecology, Economics and Anthropology are essential components to achieving this goal holistically. With the help of her board members and adivsors she is making this dream a reality!

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Meet the Team

The Faces of Our Organization

Our founder and director is Dieke Geerling the daughter of a wildlife ecologist, raised in the savannas of West Africa and, since 2002, a safari specialist. She has great knowledge of Africa, safari tourism, Maasai culture and nature. She subsequently studied organizational Sciences at VU University in Amsterdam and lived for two months among the Maasai of the Loita Plains for her graduation project. it was then that she fell in love with the Maasai people. During this stay in 2012, she got to know various Maasai and with them she developed the vision of Eramatare.

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Adrianne Jonquiere - Breure

Chair

Adrianne is passionate about circular economy, improving organizations and changing buildings. Critcal yet cooperative, she loves working in India & Africa

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News

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We work hard to get our efforts noticed by the media and are so proud when this goal comes to fruition. A well informed community is an empowered one as well, so take a look at some of the latest coverage we’ve received below and help spread the word about all the amazing developments at Osotua Foundation.

 
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Year overview 2020

01-01-2021

Read this newsletter to know what we have done and what we want to do!

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