Our Professional Team



Our differentiation as a team is our DNA:
  • 75% of staff were beneficiaries first so our people have a real passion who drive them to deliver our programmes
  • We view self as part of the communities we serve, we do not come in as experts
  • We strive for a non-judgmental attitude at all times
  • Ethically driven, we care and support positive change acknowledging that it starts within
  • We report with transparency on the outcomes reached on quarterly basis
  • We enable people to lead their lives as responsible valued citizens
NAME & POSITION LIFE'S MOTTO EXPERTISE & EXPERIENCE EMAIL
Carole Podetti-Ngono
Managing Director
"Have the courage to be you to fulfill your dreams." Founder and MD – 17 years of fundraising and PR experience This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Mampe Modise
Executive Assistant
"Anything worth doing at all, is worth doing well." Junior bookkeeper, studying towards a Diploma in General Management majeure in finances This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Moeletsi Pule
Diversion and Crime Prevention Programme Coordinator
"Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness, strive to be happy!" 3 years Probation Officer, Diversion Programme Coordinator – Since 2008 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sana Manganye
Prevention Programmes Assistant
"It takes a village to raise a child." Facilitator since 2001 and Values in Schools assistant since 2010 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Suzan Khumalo
School Enrichment Programmes Officer

"Be the best you can be." With Valued Citizens Programmes since 2006 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Jerry Thulare
School Enrichment Prog. Coordinator
"Good things come to those who wait." 4 years experience as Facilitator, Programme Coordinator since 2009 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Laurence Tagwireyi
Clinical Social Worker
"If you believe, you can achieve." Extensive experience in statutory Child Protection setting, experienced in in community work, group work facilitation, foster parent trainings and working with adolescents in conflict with the law. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
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OUR VALUED YOUTH READY TO WRITE THEIR MATRIC, LEADING THEIR NOW TO REACH THEIR FUTURE CAREER DREAMS

On October 13th 2017, Tata Africa Holdings and Valued Citizens Initiative awarded 87 Grade 12 learners after they completed Bridging for Life, a two year leadership programme.

Selected because of their willpower to change their lives after writing a letter of motivation, 100 learners were taken through a journey of self-discovery. They learned to understand their DNA relating to their values, their strengths and weaknesses, and how better to manage their emotions and stand for what they believe in. They then learned soft skills such as self-management, self-leadership, communication, and emotional intelligence (EQ) through experiential learning. Read more...

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