Male – Grade 8
Who is my Hero? My Mom because despite her limited education, and being a single parent, she always pushes me and my big brother to study hard and to emulate my brother who will be graduating to be a doctor next year.
Favourite Subject: Maths
Hobbies and favourite after school activities: Basketball
What he wants to be when he grows up? Successful Businessman
Female – Grade 10
Who is my Hero? My brother – he is educated and has taught me that no matter how hard the circumstances are, never give up and never lose hope.
Favourite Subject: Maths
Hobbies and favourite after school activities: Marimba
What she wants to be when she grows up? Lawyer
Male – Grade 12
Who is my Hero? My heroes are my friends because I’ve come to an understanding of what happens within them and that has given me a better understanding of myself. Now I’m able to appreciate the little things that I have and put myself before everyone else without neglecting them.
Favourite Subject: Accounting
Hobbies and afterschool activities: Socializing and playing Soccer
What he wants to be when he grows up? A Chartered Accountant
Female – 1st Year Tertiary
Who is my Hero? My mom – when I go through difficult times, she is able to keep me in the right mind and help me focus and get through those difficult times. Read More
Favourite Subject: Economics
Hobbies and favourite after school activities: Reading fiction books
What she wants to be when she grows up? Private Investigator or Lawyer
Female – 2nd Year Tertiary – BCom Accounts, GLEF Funding
Highlight of my journey with Bokamoso: My hard work was recognized and appreciated.
The impact of having a mentor: Having a mentor can be the most valued professional relationship ever. My mentor has played a significant role in the past years I have had her. She has increased my self-esteem and enhanced my time management skills with always saying “one step after the other”. The tough love from her has kept me going and made me realise that she is there to guide me and not lead me.
In 5 year’s time I will be: A graduate in BCom Accounting, working in a successful company that will value my expertise. I will be in the process of learning agricultural skills from my father, whilst helping him with his farm.
Phelo (Western Cape)
Male – Grade 10
Who is my Hero? Isreal Adesanya (UFC fighter) – he inspires me of the way he grew up and the way he went from nothing to something all because of his hard work and now he’s a Champion in the UFC
Favourite Subject: Biology
Hobbies and favourite after school activities: Hockey
What he wants to be when he grows up? Hockey Player or Trader
Male – 2nd Year Tertiary – AFDA Business Degree
Highlight of my journey with Bokamoso: My journey with Bokamoso has really impacted me. Through education I was exposed to a lot of things that inspired me, such as sports, knowing what you want in life and having a vision. Read More
Impact of having a mentor: Having a mentor helped relieve a few questions I’d have every now and again about different topics relating to growing up and life choices.
In 5 years’ time I see myself as a well-known actor, successful entrepreneur, driving my own car and taking care of myself.
Male – Grade 7
Who is my Hero? Nkosi Jonhson – he urged the SA government to give the mothers with HIV/Aids anti-drugs that would save the lives of tens of thousands of children in South Africa every year.
Favourite Subject: Natural Science
Hobbies and favourite after school activities: Rugby
What he wants to be when he grows up? Pilot
Female – 2nd Year Teaching Internship at Rivonia Primary
HIghlight of my journey with Bokamoso: My journey with Bokamoso started when I was in grade R, in 2009. They have been with me throughout my schooling career and supported my family immensely financially. Read More
Through Bokamoso I have had the privilege of attending Jeppe High School for girls where I matriculated in 2021 as deputy head girl. My high school experience was filled with so many opportunities such as travelling beyond our provincial boarders. As a result of having Bokamoso in my life those were opportunities I was able to explore. They have supported and relived the financial burden placed on my family enabling me to have a successful schooling career.
Impact of having a mentor: Bokamoso provided me with a mentor which I’ve been with for 6 years. She helped me in grade 7 as I was faced with the challenge of choosing a perfect high school. She has supported me throughout my schooling, and continues to support and give advice with any important decisions I’m faced with. My mentor helped me when choosing suitable subject choices for the rest of high school, as well as provided me with guidance when venturing into what I’d do after my high school experience. My mentor has become a significant part of my life and I am entirely grateful to Bokamoso for providing me with one.
In five years’ time I’d like to be in a place in my life where I am happy with what I’m doing and proud of the decisions I’ve made. I’d love to have obtained my degree, and work in a wonderful institution surrounded by passionate people. Sporting wise, I’d love to be playing in a cricket team environment which is filled with happiness and growth.
Male – 1st Year Tertiary
Who is my Hero? Isaiah – whereas his background didn’t look so good he managed to get a turning point to become successful in life
Favourite Subject: History Read More
Hobbies and favourite after school activities: Gym and Rowing
What he wants to be when he grows up? Attorney
Female – 2nd Year Tertiary – Architecture – UJ, NSFAS Funding
Highlight of my journey with Bokamoso: To have had first-hand experience of Cathrine and how she’s so lovely with everyone and cares about every single child and does her best for everyone to reach their full potential.
Impact of having a mentor: Having a mentor in my life really taught me he trait of sharing and being comfortable enough to share things (in confidence). I was also taught how to love myself, the people around me and God and (to) always put everything before God.
In 5 years’ time I will be an aspiring, strong, smart and respected young female Architect with the plan of one day opening her own architectural practice.
Male – Grade 4
Who is my Hero? My mom, because she always helps me with my homework and encourages me to read a lot so that I can reach and fulfil my goals to become a doctor.
Favourite Subject: Maths
Hobbies and favourite after school activities: Soccer and Basketball
What he wants to be when he grows up? A Doctor