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
Operations Officer
"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.
Tsitsi Makombe
Clinical Social Worker
"Don’t cry because it is over, smile because it happened. You live once but if you do it right once is enough." 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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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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