Bokamoso Youth Foundation: The Future Begins Here

Bokamoso = Future

Watch Bokamoso = Future to learn about the programs offered for young people at the Bokamoso Youth Centre in Winterveldt, South Africa.

Bokamoso youth in South Africa, in order of appearance during the opening sequence,
Mpuiseng Monareng sings Africa Will Be Saved
Mandla Sibanda recites his poem, Where I am From
Pearl Zondo recites her poem, Poverty Must Die
Shimane Samuel Moeketsi recites an original poem

Bokamoso = Future was filmed and produced by Bokamoso volunteer Caroline O'Grady during a visit to the Bokamoso Youth Centre in Winterveldt, South Africa, while she was a student at George Washington University. Bokamoso volunteer Ryder Haske edited the film, while he too was attending George Washington University.

The Sounds of South Africa

Listen to the young people of Bokamoso Youth Centre perform traditional African music, then head on over to George Washington's Marvin Center on February 4 to hear a live performance. For more information on the GW South African Project performance, visit

Bokamoso volunteer and multimedia magician Michael Kingsberry made it possible for to share Bokamoso = Future and the traditional music of South Africa with you on our website.

Download the Bokamoso 2012 music(right-mouse click):
Thato ya gago  | Avulekile amasango  | Humble yourself  | Up above my head  | Thato ya gago  | Awe mama  | ALL(2012) [zip]

Download the Bokamoso 2009 music (right-mouse click):
Track 1  | Track 2  | Track 3  | Track 4  | Track 5  | Track 6  | Track 7  | Track 8  |  Track 9 (Shosholoza)  |  ALL(2009) [zip]


Shosholoza was originally sung by men from the Ndebele tribe who travelled by steam train from their homes in Zimbabwe to work in South Africa's diamond and gold mines.

Download Bokamoso young people's version of Shosholoza, or download the zip file of all of Bokamoso's songs.

Voices of Bokamoso

George Washington University senior Ariel Warmflash recorded the personal stories of South African students during a 2011 visit to the Bokamoso Youth Centre in Winterveldt. Derek Fowler served as videographer for the project. Listen to the Voices of Bokamoso.