Values in The Lead Programme

Launched in 2001 in just two public schools in Soweto, the Values in the Lead programme has now reached 2148 public primary and high schools in Gauteng, Limpopo, KwaZulu-Natal, Free State and Western Cape. The primary objective of providing a holistic professional development of teachers and School Management Teams (SMT) to lead their school with ethics and nurture children to grow as independent responsible Valued Citizens.

For SMT and Educators, it translates in 48 hours of training spread within the year to enable for self-reflection, integration and practice of knowledge and skills. It cultivates participants’ sense of purpose and will-power in their quest to lead learners towards academic excellence, knowing who they are and taking pride in belonging to South Africa.


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iSIQALO

In our patriarchal society, Social Workers, Auxiliary Social Workers and Victim-Empowerment Counsellors are part of key support systems to our Communities. The iSIQALO professional development programme enables them to reflect on personal values and experiences, to challenge the status quo on gender equity and assist children, in particular the girl child, to develop holistically and reach their full potential. Since its inception in 2011, 1396 Social Work practitioners have been trained. And from March 2014, our iSIQALO programme has been accredited with 40CPD points with the Council of Social Work Profession.

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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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