To provide holistic support and guidance to orphaned and vulnerable children and youth through their educational journey that enables them to reach their full potential as self-sustaining and proactive members of society.
To be the leading NGO making a meaningful and sustainable impact on the lives of orphans and vulnerable children and youth throughout their educational journey to reach their full potential.
To advance the currency of human rights and particularly socio-economic rights in South Africa.
To promote the fulfilment of socio-economic rights by vulnerable communities in South Africa.
To assist poor and marginalised groups to realise an adequate standard of living.
To contribute to public governance through empowering local communities to understand their rights, government processes and to effectively engage in such processes, thereby holding government accountable.
To advance the currency of human rights, and particularly socio-economic rights, in South Africa through contributing to and influencing socio-economic rights-related debate and practice.
To ensure pro-poor legal and policy frameworks and to develop socio-economic rights jurisprudence through strategic advocacy and litigation.
To promote the fulfilment of socio-economic rights and an adequate standard of living for vulnerable groups in South Africa through providing dedicated, expert socio-economic rights assistance to poor communities, social movements and women’s and migrant groups.
To advance public governance through empowering local communities to understand their rights, government processes and to effectively engage in such processes, thereby holding government accountable particularly at the local level, where delivery and local democracy are affected.
To contribute to the networking and coordination of rights-based civil society initiatives and campaigns in relation to access to housing, water, electricity and sanitation, with a particular focus between 2012 and 2014 on advancing activism around regularising housing and basic services in informal settlements.
Our vision is to develop responsible and proud South African Valued Citizens in South Africa.
Our mission is to develop responsible proud citizens in South Africa. Focused on our constitutional values in public schools from Grade 4 to Grade 12, Valued Citizens Initiative today offers holistic programmes for educators, School Management Teams, Social Workers, parents, youth at risk and children in conflict with the law.