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.

About our logo

The Valued Citizens Initiative logo was designed by learners from Ikageng Primary School, the first school to be part of Valued Citizens Initiative’s endeavours.

The colours used in the logo are those of the South African national flag. The reason for the use of these colours is to express our pride in being South African citizens.

The yellow circle symbolises the unification of the nation and also portrays the never-ending spirit of Ubuntu.

In the centre of the logo are two colours – red (left) and green (right), shaped to form a heart. The heart expresses the need for caring, sharing and most of all LOVING.

The red coloured figure on the left represents parents. The green coloured figure on the right represents educators. The blue figure in the middle signifies a learner. Holistically, the logo emphasises how parents and educators are needed to facilitate the growth of children.

Valued Board Members and Ambassadors

APPOINTMENT

Board of Directors

Position

Gender

Contact Details

21/11/2013

Nicholas Maweni

Chairperson

M

Consultant in marketing and CSI – 082 992 1032 

21/04/2009

Lerato Ratsoma

Deputy Chairperson

F

MD at Empowerdex

– 011 783 0177

11/12/2019

Athenkosi Stoto

Secretary

Board Member

M

Director – LNP Attorneys Inc. – 078 104 7062

01/07/2016

Ditebogo Modiba

Treasurer

F

CFO: Multichoice – 073 227 9726

12/02/2007

Stephanie Vermeulen

Board member

F

CEO EQ Training

– 011 486 1211

23/06/2015

Azania Muendane

Board member

M

Zesan Production – 079 495 9268

23/06/2015

Sechaba Hlahatsi

Board member

M

Human Resources Consultant

– 084 479 9174