Who we are


a Little bit more on how we got started…

We believe that education is not only a fundamental right to all, but that it is essential in uplifting the youth of South Africa.


Education provides by far the best opportunity for children to improve their lives, and those of their families and communities. This philosophy was proven when a group of university friends, driven by this belief, pulled together to fund the education of a child.


The dramatic improvement in that one child’s confidence and outlook on the future, inspired these university friends to expand their network of personal and corporate donors.


The Bokamoso Education Trust was born, through which donor’s contributions are accumulated and set towards the educational expenses of disadvantaged children.


Our goal is to help educate as many children as possible – children who would otherwise not have had the opportunity to go to school. We commit to providing the necessary financial support throughout each child’s education (Grade 000 to 12). The Trust also provides each donor the opportunity to take an active role in the child’s development through mentorship, should the donor wish to do so.


Bokamoso UK was formally established and registered with the UK Charities Commission in 2012. Funds raised from corporate and private donors in the UK are fully committed to the education of children in South Africa. We work closely with the South African Bokamoso Trust to select new beneficiaries and share their progress with our donors.


The more donations we receive, the more children’s lives can be transformed by the gift of education. So please contact us at info@bokamostrust.org.uk if you think you may be able to help. We will guide you through the simple process of becoming a monthly donor or making a single contribution to the Trust.


Cathrine du Toit | CEO

B.Econ Science (Bus Mgmt) (University of Stellenbosch)

Graeme Marais | Trustee

B.Comm (Accounts) (Stellenbosch). Post Grad Dip. in Accounting (University of Cape Town). CA(SA)

Keith Comline | Trustee

B.Bus. Sc (Law) (UCT), LLB (UCT), MBA (UCT-GSB)

Katherine Akeroyd | Trustee

B.Bus Sci (Finance) & Post Graduate Certificate in Education (University of Cape Town), MBA

Doug Laburn | Trustee

B Eng (Industrial) (Stellenbosch), MBA (Oxon.)

Kirsty Hatfield | Manager (JHB)

BA Marketing Communications Degree RAU

Alison Gibbs | Co-Ordinator (CPT)

BCom (Informatics) UJ and BCom Honours (Information Systems) WITS

Renée Penman | Project Manager

B.Sc. Chemical Engineering (University of the Witwatersrand)

Milan Bheeka | Volunteer

BSc (Mathematical Statistics), BSc (Hons) (Actuarial Science)


Grant Webster (Chairman)

Sean Steyn (Co-founder)

Ricky Kirk

Paul Webster

Sam Risely

Craig Risely

Robbie Burrows

Tracey Muller

Jarred Vock

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