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

The Dandelion Sponsorship Program joins Star for Life

The Dandelion Sponsorship Program was started in 2015 as a private initiative to help the poorest children in KwaZulu-Natal. It has recently become a special Star for Life project and together we have the strength to expand the sponsorship program to help even more children and their families. The Dandelion Sponsorship Program is aimed at the poorest and most vulnerable … Read More

Star for Life at Africa’s main AIDS conference

Star for Life is currently participating in Africa’s largest AIDS conference ICASA. Nearly 10,000 people have gathered in Kigali with the common goal of continuing to find solutions to reduce the transmission of HIV, but also to strengthen the partnership between governments and development partners. The ICASA conference is an opportunity for researchers from all over the world to share … Read More

HONORS DAY!! CELEBRATING LEARNERS

Keeping students motivated in the age of smartphones and social media can be tough, but it is important to create recognition that honors all types of students who might not normally receive acknowledgment for their efforts. Star for life Johannesburg West, held an Honors Day to celebrate learner’s Academic achievements and Outstanding leaderships thru out all the eleven Star for … Read More

Healthy Lifestyle Walk

A healthy lifestyle increases life expectancy by up to seven years. According to a study published in Health Affairs, maintaining a normal weight, not smoking and not abusing alcohol can add healthy years to your life. To play our part in raising awareness on health issues, our Mobile Health unit held a Healthy Lifestyle Walk on Friday at Hluhluwe, South … Read More

Daughters of Africa Girls Seminar – Namibia

A Daughters of Africa Girls Seminar was held in Namibia last week Friday on the 27th of September, a day before the “Day of the Namibian child”, an annual celebration of all those who will soon be the future leaders of the country.   The seminar took place at the main campus of the University of Namibia with 12 schools … Read More

Girl Child Take Charge

Another event ending of women’s month was a Girls talk at Shumayela High School on Friday, themed “Girl Child Take Charge”. The talk was aimed at raising awareness on human trafficking and the importance of education, by ensuring that a girl child takes control of their lives and the world around them. Shumayela High School girl learners Most learners from … Read More

Ending off Women’s Month on a high note

To memorably conclude women’s month in South Africa, our Daughters of Africa project held a Girls Seminar themed: “the most beautiful thing a girl can wear is her confidence”, at Khlulani Special School in Mduku area, on Friday. The seminar aimed at tackling the 3 objectives of the project: 1) Sexual reproductive health and rights 2) Gender-based violence and 3) … Read More

Daughters of Africa project promotes women’s Month

August sees South Africa celebrating Women’s Month, commemorating more than 20 000 women who marched to the union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. A system aimed at controlling women even further by reducing them to passive beings, at the mercy of men. This year’s theme is called “25 years of … Read More