“The girls’ worst enemies are poverty and prejudice”

Star for Life’s Secretary General, Ulrika Norberg, tells us about the project Daughters of Africa where the focus is on young women. Get a job. Start your own company. Rent an apartment. Take out a loan. Buy a house. Marry. Have children. It’s about decisions – and about freedom of choice. About the right to control your own life and … Read More

Welcome Aviva

Aviva-liora la torre Ek is a fantastic driving spirit with roots in South Africa and, going forward, she will be helping Star for Life with fundraising. Aviva grew up in Cape Town, but has lived in Stockholm for six years with her husband and two children. On a daily basis, she is a teacher of French and Spanish for grades … Read More

Prepare for the next cohort of learners to come back to school

As we prepare for the next cohort of learners to come back to school Star For Life, and other local NGOs, have partnered with the departments of Health, Education and Social Development to form transversal teams. The aim is to provide psychosocial support and educate learners, educators and support staff about the COVID-19 pandemic. The vision of Angie Motshekga, Minister … Read More

Grocery donation to families

The Big 5 Municipality Disaster Management Department named Star for Life as the best NGO working in schools and communities and we were happy to receive a grocery donation from Boxer Superstores, enough for twenty-five disadvantaged families around UMkhanyakude District, in South Africa. Principals from Star for Life schools identified those families in most need and during the course of … Read More

Gender based violence increase due to lockdown

South Africa’s national lockdown due to COVID-19 has increased the rate at which domestic violence occurs, leaving women and children vulnerable, in danger and with no chance of escape from their abusers during the quarantine. Police minister Bheki Cele confirmed that collectively, various police departments around the country received a sum of approximately 87 000 gender-based violence (GBV) complaints during … Read More

Learning and teaching in homes during the lockdown

Following the announcement of the lockdown by the South African President, due to the Corona virus pandemic, a set of catch up programmes have been prepared in an effort to promote learning and teaching in homes. Learners have not been in school since the emergency shutdown of schools on 18 March 2020. The Department of Basic Education(DBE) has come up … Read More

Star for Life releases new brand films on TV2 Norway

Star for Life has been invited by TV2 to release new brand films on the TV2-platform. Films will run during Easter on the most prominent commercial TV-platform in Norway. The platform includes a total of six TV-channels with a wide audience. Just as they do for other NGO’s and foundations, they will broadcast the films pro bono on primetime TV. … Read More

Ulrika Norberg – Star for Life’s new secretary general

Ulrika Norberg is the new secretary general of Star for Life. She has a background in media, having worked on both morning and evening press. For many years Ulrika has been editor-in-chief in the magazine industry and has been responsible for some of the country’s largest magazines, such as ELLE, Hus & Hem and Femina. For the last 10 years … Read More

Arts Workshop

Our Arts Department recently held an art workshop for creative arts educators working in star for life’s 13 full package schools. Art is the expression or application of human creative skills and imagination, typically in visual forms, such as painting or sculpture. It can also be creative activities such as music, drama, literature, and dance. As an organization, we observe … Read More