Our Mission & Vision



Our Mission - Driven by our constitutional values, Valued Citizens Initiative develops the character of citizens through life skills programmes for people to become responsible Valued Citizens determined to lead their lives engaging with our democracy and contributing towards South African economy.



Our Vision is values driven and seeks to restore and sustain the moral fibre of our nation by encouraging citizens to take responsibility for their civic rights, abide by the rule of law and take pride in their national identity.



Our Objectives are to:
  • Improve productive capacity and quality of learning institutions
  • Develop self-confidence and responsibilities
  • Build consciousness and infuse constitutional values as a behaviour
  • Develop dedicated educators, social workers, parents and ethical leaders as role models
  • Ensure that 70% of our beneficiaries participate in our economic mainstream by accessing tertiary education or getting exit opportunities after Matric
  • Create an enabling environment that will nurture entrepreneurial mind-set
  • Contribute to safer and sustainable communities – Foster social cohesion
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VALUES IN THE LEAD: EDUCATORS ARE THE PILLARS OF OUR SOCIETY, WHEN RECOGNISED THEY DEVELOP THE TENACITY OF OUR LEARNERS TO COMMIT TO THEIR EDUCATION

Over the years there has been a deep-seated sense of loss in the hearts of society and communities regarding how certain professions, previously viewed as vocations, have lost not only their appeal but their dignity and integrity. I dare say ‘ziya jika izinto’ (things are starting to change) and we at Valued Citizens Initiative are enthralled to be at the front line of that change through our Values in the Lead professional development programme.

This month we honoured, celebrated and rewarded 149 educators and School Management Team members from 25 public primary and high schools that have completed successfully this programme. Teachers are the backbone of our society, they not only teach and mould our children but they help groom and raise our leaders. Leadership is transferrable, and through this programme we assist educators to ignite and reignite their own leadership flames in order to awaken learners they encounter.

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