Bokamoso Youth Foundation: The Future Begins Here

Young People Are the Bokamoso

Philisiwe Nkuna

"The Bokamoso Centre is my second home, a place where I share joy and laughter without worrying about what I am going through in my personal life."

I’m Philisiwe Nkuna, 21 years of age, and I was born in Winterveldt. I have two brothers (ages 28 and 25) and two sisters (ages 24 and 15). We were all raised by a single parent – Rachael Nkuna who is self employed. My family is descended from the Tsonga tribe and I speak the Tsonga language.

I love working in a team and sharing ideas. I think I am a kind, persistent and focused person, and when I want something I go get it. Currently, I am studying to become a nurse by training at the Susan Strijdom Huise Nursing School. My school tuition and fees are being paid by the Bokamoso Scholarship Program.

I joined Bokamoso in 2010. I attended the Adolescent Development Programme (ADP) and graduated in December of 2010. In November of that year, I applied for a Bokamoso scholarship and learned, after the review and selection process, I was granted one of the scholarships to study nursing.

The Bokamoso Centre is my second home, a place where I share joy and laughter without worrying about what I am going through in my personal life. I have met inspiring and motivating people who changed my life positively. The Centre has helped me grow as a person. I am what I am today because of Bokamoso.