About Valued Citizens Initiative

Valued Citizens Initiative is a Non-Government Organisation that provides Academic and Social Justice Support Programmes to various stakeholders – Learners; Educators; Senior Management Teams; Youth at Risk and Children in Conflict with the Law. Initially operating in Soweto as a pilot programme, the organisation has grown and spread its operations to three other provinces, namely: KwaZulu-Natal; Gauteng; Free State; Western Cape and Limpopo.

The primary objective of the organisation is to encourage the youth of South Africa to take responsibility for their civil rights, to abide by the rule of law and take pride in our national identity. This is reflected in all the eight programmes offered by the organisation which include leadership; social justice and life skills programmes supporting the curriculum.
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My Identity Document deepening my sense of Belonging

iVALUE Identity programme in support of “Schools Rights and Lights Campaign”, in partnership with La Voix de l’Enfant and Engie Foundation, is already enabling 2069 learners above 16 from 12 public high schools to get their Identity Document and become active citizens in Gauteng.

Currently, many school children above the age of 16 in South Africa still lack access to their vital life documents such as birth certificates, and Identity Document. As a result, our children lose their sense of identity and face tremendous difficulties when wanting to exercise their rights such as enrolment in schools, writing Matric examinations, right to vote and enjoy social benefits such as being able to purchase a cell phone, search and apply for employment and lead their lives. At Olievenhoutbosch Secondary School, the principal is grateful as she was used to have a tremendous drop out of learners just because they did not have access to this vital right to an Identity Document and some felt at risk as foreigners.


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