iCHOOSE To Change a Life

iCHOOSE to Change a Life is a leadership programme formed by an alliance of two individual initiatives in 2009, namely iCHOOSE Diversion programme and Mike Thomson Change a Life Trust. The programme aims at enabling diverted children to become crime prevention ambassadors in their communities, so far 88 beneficiaries have been through the programme and 18 have become Change a Life Ambassadors.

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The Valued Citizens Initiative’s family programme, Ichoose to Be a Responsible Parent, aims to enable family members to contribute effectively in leading children to become responsible adults, understanding their family crest, to live the values binding family members, developing healthy relationships, to enhance caring, nurturing, loving and supporting capabilities of families through parenting skills workshops. Focused on parenting styles, why children misbehave how to build healthy relationships through care, open communication and showing love through behaviour.




South Africa celebrates the 20th Anniversary of its Constitution and as a country we have realized that our Rainbow Nation has celebrated diversity through curriculum exercise in schools and through policies, but did we really engage as a nation to build pride in our identity, our constitutional values and who we are?

Sondela Open Dialogues and Visual Art Programme is a school based participatory peer education citizenship programme aimed at developing responsible Valued Citizens, taking pride in belonging and contributing towards the development of a social capital in South Africa.


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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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