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
21/11/2013 Nicholas Maweni Chairperson M
21/04/2009 Lerato Ratsoma Deputy Chairperson F
11/12/2019 Athenkosi Stoto Secretary Board Member M
01/07/2016 Ditebogo Modiba Treasurer F
12/02/2007 Stephanie Vermeulen Board member F
23/06/2015 Azania Muendane Board member M
23/06/2015 Sechaba Hlahatsi Board member M