“They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.” – Isaiah 61:3


“We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right” Tata Nelson Mandela

Our vision is to equip and empower school learners (from Grade 4 – 7) with a Values Based Education Partnership to enable them to make wise life choices, through mentorship to become better active citizens in their households, communities and in our country.


By creating relationship building opportunities with practical life skills tools for them to become individually aware of their current values and how to set about setting a sustainable standard value for their futures.

Core Values

  • Respect for self, others and environment
  • Not being unkind to others (beneficence)
  • Looking after the people around us as best we can (non-maleficence)
  • Seeking the good of others (altruism)

Focus Areas

  • Self-Awareness
  • Peer to Peer Interaction
  • In relation to Authority Figures
  • In relation to Parents/Caregivers
  • Engagement with Community

Preparation and Influence

  • Young person’s preparedness to live in the 4th Industrial Revolution (IR4) including the ability to analyse and interpret the data that learners are bombarded with to critically evaluate the daily data, to prevent misinformation, confusion and chaos from this data (strengthening self-leadership)
  • Sexuality and related protection behaviours

Monitoring & Evaluation

“What can’t be measured can’t be told” and so we prioritise the significance of objectives and measured outcomes and constantly evaluate our progress. We implement the following monitoring control measures to assess our impact:

  • Team Leader Ops Meeting with CEO for focus and feedback
  • Monthly Traffic Meeting with the Admin, Ops, Donor Relations Team and Programme Team Leaders for accountability and transparency
  • Attendance Registers are used to assess how many learners attend LO class, interact with and seek additional contact time with Youth Mentors outside of the lesson time
  • Stats Forms are completed for each learner on the programme
  • Weekly debrief sessions with Youth Workers for focus and feedback
  • One on One Counselling Report with referral & follow up reports
  • Monitoring of Lesson Delivery to measure learner engagement
  • Parent Workshop Plans and Reports
  • Fatherhood Plan and Progress Reports
  • Team Leader submits an Operations Report to the Board
  • A Research Masters Thesis is being undertaken in 2021 – 2022 on the “Effectiveness of values based education in school” and the two Domino Partnering schools are the focus of this research

Opportunities for Involvement

The Domino Foundation Life Skills Programme is dependent on local, national and international individuals/families, schools, churches, corporate businesses, trust and foundation donors (financial) and volunteers (time and services) who have a heart for the youth, the leaders of today and tomorrow and want to invest in their lives NOW in the following ways:


Do you have spare hours to invest in youth mentorship, playing sports, arts and craft clubs, pastoring the youth, sharing your life skills and learning outside the classroom?


Do you have skills in critical thinking workshops? Or can run mentorship or career think tanks? Looking for ways to engage the youth in a positive and proactive way?


Can you partner with hope financially here or nominate the Domino Life Skills Programme as your CSI partner or Golf/Sports Day or Art Auction/Gala Event Beneficiary?

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Contact Details

Thobile Msani
Team Leader
Email: lifeskills@domino.org.za
Phone: +27 (0) 31 563 9605
Fax: +27 (0) 31 563 1001

Nicky Walton
Education Co-Ordinator
Email: education@domino.org.za
Phone: +27 (0) 31 563 9605
Fax: +27 (0) 31 563 1001