The Lerato Community Initiative is a social enterprise that works mainly, but not exclusively, within the black community, focusing on social engagement, inspiring personal and collective growth, and diverting youths from chaotic lifestyles. Lerato translates as ‘love’ in the Sesotho language of South Africa, and this word encapsulates our values of love, mutual respect, and positive engagement.
Our overall vision is to build a strong community where individuals and families feel empowered to make inspirational personal choices that lead to future successes.
Our mission is to provide services that help to reduce the impact of inequality, trauma, and early involvement within the criminal justice system.
The principles we stand for and abide by include:
Mutual Respect and Understanding
Equality and Inclusion
Belief in the Potential for Growth
Creativity and Innovation