Bokamoso Youth Foundation: The Future Begins Here

Malven Masungwini , ADP Facilitator, Bokamoso Youth Centre

"Working with young people is a challenge - a challenge that I love."

Currently, Malven is the Bokamoso Youth Center’s ADP Facilitator. He grew up in Tzaneen in the North Province of South Africa. In 1995, when he completed high school, he moved to Winterveldt to be closer to his father who was working in Pretoria.

In 1998, Malven took a position with Plan International, working on AIDS and HIV projects and the Foster Parents Program. In 2006 he joined Red Burners as a volunteer, delivering food parcels to needy community members.

In 2007 he was involved with the Winterveldt Policing Forum, a restorative initiative that helps community members solve their social problems through negotiation and non-violence. This initiative was the brain child of Mr. Kehla Nyamakazi, father of Solomon Mahlangu, and Malven served as his secretary. Through this relationship he learned of Bokamoso, and he volunteered to assist in the program. This was at the time Tumalong was withdrawing its support. When Roy Barber suggested shifting support of Bokamoso to the Foundation Malven took a position on the Bokamoso staff as a youth mentor. In 2008 he was named the ADP Facilitator.

Malven is happily married with two children and is currently studying for a degree in Community Development at UNISA. His dream is to secure the future of his children.