Life’s greatest joy

This week I received the report card of the young girl that I financially assist with education. I have been involved with the Bokamoso Education Trust for five years now. Each month a debit order for R375 goes off my account.

I have so much faith in the dedicated team and the very active board of Bokamoso, that I just know that every cent of my contribution genuinely goes to helping a child get a really good education.

One of life’s greatest gifts for me, is giving and making an impact in someone else’s life.

I love the way Bokamoso communicates. Every single term I get a report card, so I can see how “my child” is doing. And it brings me such joy when I see a child, who is less fortunate than their classmates, excelling above the odds.

You just need to look at our inspirational Springbok Rugby captain, Siya Kolisi, to know that children who grow up outside of privileged backgrounds really can, with a little bit of a lifeline, make a massive impact on society.

Some of the criteria that really resonate with me is that when Bokamoso selects children to sponsor, their parents need to be active participants in their children’s education. It’s not a pay and go type of relationship. The parents or caregivers need to show a real desire to support their children’s education. I also love the importance they place on mentorship.

Each child has a mentor, who meets monthly with them and gives support and interest.

I am so proud of this young lady, this report card is just incredible!

If you have R375 to spare a month, please reach out. It will take a few moments to set up. Or get a group of about 10 friends and together you can assist a child.

CN&CO as a company also supports Bokamoso and we have done so for many years. A small contribution, when managed well, can change someone’s whole life.

Thank you Bokamoso for the hard work you continue to do to give so many children the gift of support and education.

Josie has a brilliant marketing brain, an infectious laugh and a heart of gold. Strong problem-solving skills, diplomacy and getting things done are among her many talents. She is also a brilliant mum to three gorgeous children.