About us

The Vision

The foundation aims to promote the spiritual, social, cultural and social interests of vulnerable groups in society, to promote the emancipation and participation of women, as well as to improve their position and awareness, to promote and stimulate social cohesion. social participation, sports and culture in the neighbourhoods and neighbourhoods and furthermore everything that has a direct or indirect connection with this or that may be conducive to it, all in the broadest sense of the word. The foundation has an ideal goal and does not aim at making a profit.

The foundation tries to achieve its goal by, among other things:

  1. providing information to socially, culturally and socially disadvantaged people;
  2. stimulating personal development based on your own needs women to use their talents and offer opportunities for themselves and for other women to achieve emancipation and participation;
  3. the strengthening of our women's network and the promotion of expertise of volunteers;
  4. stimulating the involvement of (neighbourhood) residents in improving the quality of life of the neighbourhood;
  5. organizing courses, workshops, conferences, lectures and fairs; - publishing books and distributing literature;
  6. the collaboration and sharing of knowledge with other organizations and institutions that pursue the same goal, both nationally and internationally, and furthermore all that directly or indirectly relates to this or can be conducive to this, all in the broadest sense of the word.

Visionary Founder

For Rev. HelenRuth Dorkenoo, Royal Daughters has been a long-cherished dream and passion, by which to reach out to and support fellow women to become stronger, self-reiiant and empowered to support themselves and their families.
By calling, she is a minister of religion and senior pastor of Rivers of Life Bible Church, a full-gospel Pentecostal church based in Amsterdam.
She is a Sociology and English language major graduate of University of Jos in Plateau state in Nigeria. She is also a media professional, with over ten years active experience in radio and TV broadcasting.

She currently serves as director of Radio Voice of Naija, an award-winning grassroots radio stadio in Amsterdam. She is also a TV host of shows on Majesty TV, an interactive talkshow programme airing on a weekly basis.
She is an engaging, well-sought after conference and motivational speaker.

She is also the founder and CEO of HelenRuth Webinars, a relationship and family-life consultancy. Besides, she's a trusted community leader and builder. As a dual Nigerian and Dutch citizen by birth, she stradles both countries, while working and executing projects in Ghana, the land of her marriage.
She is happily married with Rev. Dr. Larry Dorkenoo and they both live in Amsterdam.

Community Leader

As a community leader she has been partnering with the city council of Amsterdam to deliver relevant information and help to create awareness about focal issues affecting al migrants. Issues such as social, economic, political and health matters. We have worked on projects encompassing areas such as promoting a healthy life style, sexual health for men and women and gender.

Relationship/ Family life Consultant

She also functions as a motivational speaker and a relationship and family life consultant for which she has developed a series of webinars for coaching and mentoring people dealing with real life issues. HelenRuth Webinars offers online courses and empowerment coaching sessions for both singles and couples leading to solid relationships.

Official Board Members

Gradually, but steadily Royal Daughters International is gaining a foothold in different countries, and by so doing extending help and it empowerment activities to womenand girls, far and near

Top Executive

Helen Dorkenoo

Founder / Chairperson

Cecilia Ndidi Amadi

Royal General Secretary

Larry Dorkenoo

(Interim) Royal Treasurer

Royal Daughters - Netherlands

Grace Omani

Royal Welfare Officer

Pearl Kunst

Royal Public Relations Officer

Felicia Ekeocha

Royal Matron

Rejoice Doste

Royal Coordinator

Caroline Mbi Ayuk

Royal Finance Officer

Royal Daughters - Nigeria


Nnenna Madu

Royal Coordinator

Beatrice Afoeri Obasi

Assist Coordinator

Ngozi Henrietta Mpamugo

Social Secretary

Iveren Anne Ironsi

Projects Officer

Rita Ironsi

Welfare Officer

Amarachi Ogbonnaya

Public Relations Officer

Nkechi Stephanie Okoro

General Secretary

Ola Ogbonnaya

Media Coordinator

Royal Daughters - Ghana

Rita Dorkenoo

Assistant Coordinator

Theresa Dorkenoo


Hannah Aryee

Royal Secretary

Evelyne Avedzi

Royal Coordinator

Victoria Ladzekpo

Royal Welfare Officer / Advisor

Royal Ambassadors / Advisors

Zahra Naleie | FSAN Nederland

Royal Ambassador

Mildred Kleinbussink | Allround Shipping

Royal Ambassador

Elianne Schultz | Consultant,Elisch Consultancy

Royal Advisor

Royal Mothers

Rev. Mrs.Rita Korankye-Ankrah | Premier Lady, RCI Worldwide

Royal Mother

Archbishop Susuana Amarteifio | Prelate, Jesus Christ of Nazareth Intl.

Royal Mother