Bokamoso Means Future
and The Future Begins Here

THE DRUM

News about the Foundation, the Centre, Winterveldt, South Africa

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Celebrate Nelson Mandela's Birthday and Support Bokamoso

Join us for the United States Premier of  Bokamoso: A Battle for a Bright Future, a documentary film by Kenny d Mdluli chronicling the impact of the Bokamoso Life Centre on the lives of young people in Winterveldt, South Africa

When: July 18, 2021 6:30-7:45pm EDT

Where: Virtual event

Tickets $25.00

Tickets are non-refundable

To purchase a ticket CLICK HERE

Bokamoso Youth Foundation Adds Three New Board Members

Abdulkadry Mntambo came onto the Foundation Board because volunteering has been my passion since growing up as a child in Tanzania. Bokamoso is helping South African youth in one of the most diverse countries in the continent.

Nontando Mzayifani joined the Foundation because it aims to serve under privileged youth in her mother land, South Africa. She wants to do her part with a sense of purpose and to help others through her financial skills.

Chioma Okafor is a Nigerian American global health professional with 10 years of public health experience. She joined the Foundation due to her passion for gender equality and youth empowerment.

Read more about the Foundation Board

Remembrances of My trip to the U.S. in 2020

Bokamoso alumna Mpho Mokoena talks about her experiences during the January 2020 Cultural Exchange visit to the United States.

Christmas Ornaments Benefit Bokamoso

Brian Alewine, St Andrew’s class of ‘22, designs and sells distinctive Christmas ornaments.  He used the proceeds from the sale of these ornaments to support the Bokamoso Life Centre.  His  entrepreneurship coupled with his connection to a group of young South Africans has enriched both of their lives.

Read more about Brian

Host Family Experience

What Does It Mean

 

While visiting the United States, Bokamoso students stay with St. Andrew’s host families.  This home-stay experience provides a supportive environment and an opportunity for mutual cross-cultural understandings.  Host families are flexible, open-minded and have a child who is currently a student at St. Andrew’s. Host families come from varied economic, religious, and racial backgrounds.

What are the benefits of hosting a Bokamoso youth?

  • Introduce the family to a new culture
  • Grow closer as a family as you help a South African youth to learn about the U.S. and the DC metro area
  • Support diversity and cross-cultural understanding in your home
  • Increase cultural awareness in your community
  • Help to make a difference in the world
  • Create an international friendship that lasts a lifetime

Listen as Cynthia Seymour (Host Mom) and Mpho Tsotetsi (Bokamoso Guest) talk about their experiences

A Visit to Winterveldt, South Africa and the Bokamoso Life Centre

 

Young people in more affluent situations think, ‘I missed this opportunity, but another will come along.’ In our community, we realize Bokamoso is a big opportunity that may not come my way again” – Bokamoso Graduate

Produced and filmed by Kenny Mdluli, Bokamoso alumnus and independent film-maker – Thou Arts Productions

The Embassy of South Africa in Washington, DC has been and continues to be a supporter of and a partner with Bokamoso.

 

South African Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool spoke at the 2014 Bokamoso Youth performance at  George Washington University about the powerful role youth hold in the world.

You can transcend your circumstances and the future is waiting and that is the significance of this partnership between a remote township called Winterveldt and this global capital called Washington, DC. – Ambassador Ebrahim Rasool, Jan 2014

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