Welcome to Valued Citizens Initiative

Valued Citizens Initiative is a non-governmental organisation founded in 2001 to answer the request of the Gauteng Department of Education to develop citizenship education in public schools.

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.

Focused on self-development, citizenship education and leadership principles in public schools from Grade 4 to Grade 12, Valued Citizens Initiative offers a holistic approach to school communities working with learners and School Management Teams, educators, parents, and social workers as the pillars of our society.

One school community at a time, we deliver on the outcomes with a sustainable impact as our life skills programmes change behaviour and attitude.
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SONDELA – From Economic Turmoil to Accountability, our Valued Citizens Learners propose solutions to government!

Grade 9-11 learners participating in the Sondela Dialogue programme supported by the National Department of Arts and Culture and the Gauteng Speaker’s Forum were anxiously awaiting the upcoming Budget Speech by Minister of Finance, Pravin Gordhan, following the State of the Nation Address by President Jacob Zuma and the economic turmoil South Africa faces.

Our 178 Valued Citizens learners from Westonaria, Olivenhoutbosch, Forte, TM Letlhake, Randfontein High schools have been vibrant during the Sondela Dialogues raising their concerns about corruption paralysing our country. Our learners engaged – “As citizens we are not victims, we should stop echoing one another, and rather be the voice taking responsibility for our words and actions!” stated learners from Forte and Randfontein High Schools.

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