“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

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


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