Wir befähigen junge Menschen, das Träumen zu wagen

Star for Life ist eine gemeinnützige Organisation, die mit Schulkindern im südlichen Afrika arbeitet.

Durch ein einzigartiges Bildungsprogramm stärken unsere Coaches das Selbstwertgefühl der Schüler und motivieren sie, in ihre Ausbildung zu investieren und kluge Lebensentscheidungen zu treffen. Auf diese Weise können sie leichter eine bessere Zukunft aufbauen und als Erwachsene zu einer gleichberechtigteren, gerechteren und nachhaltigeren Gesellschaft beitragen.

Derzeit sind wir in 120 Schulen in Südafrika und Namibia vertreten. Bisher haben über 450.000 Schüler am Star for Life-Programm teilgenommen.

I started in 2005

The Star for Life project was born out of the belief that the future of the Southern African region lies in its youth. Dan and Christin Olofsson who ran a Safari Lodge in the province of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa saw first hand how young people, whose parents had died of aids, were growing up without parental guidance and support and felt compelled to do something to give them a better start in life.

The Star for Life method and program was piloted in mid-2005 in Siphosabadletshe High School. The program is based on the conviction that when we support young people to develop a healthy level of self-esteem and belief in their future, they will be inspired to perform well in several areas of life. In particular, they will realise the importance of taking responsibility for their sexuality and become active participants in the fight against the hiv/aids pandemic.

The positive response from learners and teachers motivated Dan and Christin to expand the program. By early 2007, the Star for Life program was launched in Namibia. Today it is being implemented with success in 120 schools in South Africa and Namibia.

Through the years Star for Life has established collaborations with influential partners who have financed the development of additional programs and projects. One of the long term projects is the Mobile Clinics – two in South Africa and one in Namibia. The Mobile Clinics give both the learners in the Star for Life schools as well as the surrounding communities increased access to health facilities and health education.

 

Facts

  • Star for Life programme runs in 100 high schools in South Africa och Namibia.
  • We are also working in 20 primary schools in South Africa and Namibia
  • Since 2005, 450 000 learners have completed the programme.

The Star for Lifes boards

South Africa

    Pierre Delvaux, Chairman
    Anders Lindblad
    Siphile Mdaka
    Delani Mthembu
    Doris Fulela

Namibia

    Anders Lindblad, Chairman
    Cynthy Haihambo Ya Otto
    Thandeka Mabaso
    Alistair Pitt

    Aletta Eises-Tanises

Sweden – foundation

    Dan Olofsson, Chairman
    Alf Svensson
    Anders Milton
    Viveka Urwitz
    Anders Dahlvig

Norwegen – foundation

    Ulrika Norberg, Chairman
    Sam Olofsson
    Stine Foss
    Helle Jensen

Germany – foundation

Dr. Joerg Mosolf, Chairman
Herr Detthold Aden
Herr Prof. Dr.-Ing. Frank Straube
Herr Prof. Dr.-Ing. Thomas Wimmer
Herr Andreas Hoetzel