Own your life story and share it with our Youth!

Last Year, Pepe Marais, Chief Creative Officer at Joe Public, addressed our Grade 10 learners from Kwena Molapo involved in our iVALUE entrepreneurship programme thanks to Strate.

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Bridging for Life – A Youth walking the path to their dream career!

The Bridging for Life programme, endorsed by the Department of Higher Education and Training and piloted by Alcatel-Lucent, prepares learners for higher education and training with the teaching of essential life skills.

The results of the Class 2014 are: at Ikatisong Secondary School in Lethlabile township in North West and at Ponelopele Secondary School in Ivory Park, our Bridging for Life learners obtained a combined 96,2% pass rate! Well over the national pass rate of 75.8%! And 43% of our learners have qualified to enrol for a Bachelor of Arts, 47.3% have qualified for Diplomas and 1 in every 5 students who followed this two-year programme has obtained at least one distinction.

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STEP ON YOUR FEARS AND VALUE YOURSELF TO LEAD

From the 29th of March 2014 until the 2nd of April 2014, Valued Citizens Initiative led its iNSPIRE Camp, a self-development journey with eighty Grade 9 girl learners from eight public high schools from Parys and Kroonstad, thanks to NLTDF. Day one, was filled with shy personalities that were scared to get to know one another, Jessica Khenyane from Randpark Secondary School said, "It almost feels like Grade 1 all over again, I could decide to shy away or shine within".

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FROM AN ENTREPRENEURSHIP CHARACTER TO BECOMING AN ENTREPRENEUR

On the 11th of April 2014, Valued Citizens Initiative, together with Strate, launched its iValue Entrepreneurship programme at Kwena Molapo Secondary School, for 20 Grade 10 learners pre-selected for their entrepreneurship character.

"I am taking home the quality of being open-minded. I believe an open-mind will allow me to listen to my customers’ needs, look at various perspectives to try what works and what does not work and develop a sustainable business", said Hlengiwe Sithole.

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I AM A VALUED CITIZEN IN THE MAKING

At Skeen Primary School in Alexandra, we witnessed the values of a new generation Grade 5 to Grade 6 learners taking part in our iCHANGE, Stand Against Crime programme.

This programme focuses on making learners conscious of the power of decision making to free themselves from the fear of "bullies", peer pressure and people infringing the rule of law.

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Take pride in influencing a life positively

“When personal and professional hardships collide, we become emotionally and sometimes psychologically drained then iSiqalo becomes a life vest,” said a victim empowerment counsellor.

iSiqalo is a professional development programme for social workers and victim empowerment counsellors that equips them with techniques to build self-esteem, trust and resilience in their clients, mainly children and families.

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Our servant leaders, our lighthouse

Pride and joy was the order of the day at the Ferndale Recreational Centre in Randburg on the 14th of March 2014. "There is little recognition given to the pillars of the nation and I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to say thank you", said Ntoshane Mohlamonyane, a motivational speaker at the Certification Ceremony.

Valued Citizens Initiative said thank you to 179 Social workers, Auxiliary workers, Care workers, Victim Empowerment Counselors and 20 Educators for their participation in the Values in Schools and iSIQALO programmes.

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From the Gauteng Department of Education

“We would like to thank you for your continued support through your very important programmes for our learners. Please do not get tired because you are able to touch a lot of our learners and bringing out the best in them. You continue to help them in overcoming their difficult background through planting a seed of hope and self-belief. May you grow from strength to strength.”

Tsibana Seabi
Gauteng Department of Education
Values in Education Coordinator
 

PAVING THE WAY FOR LEARNERS EXITING HIGH SCHOOLS TO POSITIVELY CONTRIBUTE TOWARDS OUR ECONOMY

Valued Citizens Initiative equips learners with life skills in 12 public high schools through 3 different programmes. The focus is on instilling in learners a sense of self-discipline, determination and courage when tackling, what might seem to them, insurmountable challenges.

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A Great Letter of Appreciation

Madame la Présidente,

Je tenais àvous remercier personnellement de m’avoir reçu, conjointement avec Mme Phuta, la directrice de l’école Hlakaniphani, lors de mon bref passage à Soweto le 10 novembre dernier.

Cette visite revêtait une importance particulière pour moi. Grâce à vous, j’ai pu mesurer les progrès remarquables accomplis par l’Afrique du Sud depuis ma dernière visite, et les efforts qu’elle consacre avec le soutien et le daynamisme d’associations telles que la vôtre, à l’éducation de ses enfants.

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