SFL International and Star for Life Foundation

The non-profit association SFL International has management and coordination responsibility for the operations in our various countries. The association shares certain staff with the Star for Life Foundation and the Secretary General for both of them is Jessica Grundström Ahldin. Star for Life Foundation manage our Swedish fundraising for the operations in South Africa, Namibia and Tanzania.

Vasagatan 7, 6 tr, 111 20 Stockholm
info@starforlife.se
Jessica Grundström Generalsekreterare Star for Life

Dan Olofsson

Founder and Chairman SFL International
& Star for Life

The corner-stone for Star for Life was laid by Dan and Christin when they started Thanda Safari in South Africa. Despite the fact that the couple had come to paradise with beautiful nature and wild animals, they soon became aware that many of their employees, including the young ones, contracted HIV and died of AIDS. In order to increase knowledge about the spread of infection as early as possible in life, a first school program was inaugurated in 2005. Today, almost 20 years later, the commitment is still strong and Dan is our chair.

dan.olofsson@danir.com

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Jessica Grundström Ahldin

Secretary General SFL International
& Star for Life

As Secretary General, Jessica is ultimately responsible for operational management, international cooperation, new collaborations, budget, and staff. Before being recruited to Star for Life, she founded both the non-profit organization Drivkraft Malmö and the Transfer Öresund. In addition, Jessica has more then twenty years’ experience as an entrepreneur in leadership, marketing, media and sales.

jessica@starforlife.se
+46 (0)70 811 29 30

Jessica Grundström Generalsekreterare Star for Life

Philip de Croy

Head of Communications SFL International & Star for Life 

Philip heads the communications staff and is responsible for web/social media, campaigns, press, text and branding. He has a background as a communications manager for concert halls and TV programs, in public relations, and from international human rights work. Outside Star for Life, he is recognized as an author and from the media as the Nordics’ only thanatologist (theologian focused on death).

philip@starforlife.se
+46 (0)72 987 28 72

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Sam Olofsson

Deputy Secretary General

Sam is Deputy Secretary General , chairman for Star for Life in Namibia and responsible for our main reports. For 10 years he was our Secretary General and for 20 years he taught history within the International Baccalaureate program. In collaboration with Oxford Study Courses, Sam has also taught exam preparation courses in Oxford and at Harvard in the US. In addition, he has written a number of books in history.

sam@starforlife.se
+46 (0)70 382 84 90

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Lena Zachrisson

Chief Financial Officer

As CFO Lena is responsible for accounting and internal control, budget, follow-up, annual reports and payments. Lena holds a Bachelor of Economics from Linköping University and many years of experience in Community Engagement and CSR. Before Star for Life, she worked with Event Management and at Nordea with Private Banking.

lena@starforlife.se
+46 (0)70 559 89 05

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Robin Karlsson

Project Manager

Robin works as a project manager, which means creating structure, planning and logistics for our workflow and for our internal and external events. Outside Star for Life, he runs his own company which, among other things, has been involved in implementing large festivals such as Big Slap and Jamboree 22.

robin@starforlife.se
+46 (0)762 962 380

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Patric Salmonsson

Partner Manager

Patric is the one developing the partnership’s value, managing existing collaborations and ensuring follow-up with institutions as Postkodlotteriet and Giva Sweden. Patric trained project management at IHM and has previously worked as a business developer at the media house UNT and as Project Manager at InPress.

patric@starforlife.se
+46 (0)76 723 40 19

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Elinor Kretz

Key Account Manager

Elinor is responsible for initiating new partnerships develop concepts for large donors and key partnerships. Elinor, who studied political science and economics, is also trained in hotel management, and has a background as Duty Manager at the Four Seasons hotel chain in cities such as Berlin, New York and Paris.

elinor@starforlife.se
+46 (0)70 611 83 90

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Anna Willix

Fundraising Manager

Anna is responsible for sales, fundraising and new collaborations. She holds a degree in Business Management from IHM but also as an education as embodied yinyoga teacher. Before joining Star for Life, she worked as Senior Business Development Manager at Plan International Sweden, Key Account at MTG and worked with SOS International in Copenhagen. Outside Star for Life, she likes contrasts, enjoys skiing or visiting her favorite country, Brazil.

anna@starforlife.se 
+46 (0)76 168 27 68

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Per Strand, PhD

Research Director

Doctor Per ensures that our program is rooted in science and proven experience. He is also responsible for monitoring and evaluation and strategic development. Per holds a PhD in political science, has researched political aspects of HIV/AIDS at the University of Cape Town and has been both research leader for AIDS Accountability International and Executive director for Star for Life in Africa.

per@starforlife.se
+46 (0)73 68 22 830

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Ida Wahlström

Senior Program Advisor

As senior programme advisor, Ida coordinates and develops Star for Life’s School Programme. In addition, she is responsible for all applications to our institutional donors. Ida holds a Bachelor’s degree in international politics from Georgetown University and a Master’s degree in international development cooperation and management from Lund University.

ida@starforlife.se
+46 (0)70 337 40 77

 

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Maria Gren

Mobile Health Coordinator

Maria coordinates the work with Star for Life’s mobile health units. Here, children and young people gain knowledge about puberty, consent, cohabitation and sexual and reproductive health (SRH). It is also here that our nurses perform health scannings, and provide psychosocial counselling and distribute menstrual pads. Maria is a trained nurse with extensive experience as a district nurse.

miag@starforlife.se

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Lois Peterson

Concert Coordinator and Partner School Manager

Lois coordinates events such as as Star for Life in Concert, fundraising race as Star for Life Fun Run and our School Partner activities between Sweden and southern Africa. With British origins and with 15 years of teaching in English on the International Baccaulareate, Lois also does all Star for Life’s translations and internal language reviews.

lois@starforlife.se
+46 (0)73 393 39 63

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Göran Rudbo

Music- and Production Manager

Music makes our dreams possible and unites people across borders. This is why, since the birth of Star for Life, music has been a unique part of our programme. Göran is not only a popular artist and songwriter, but also responsible for guaranteeing and developing the educational program’s musical quality and producing Star for Life Music and Concerts where young people from different walks of life meet and unite.

goran@starforlife.se
+46 (0)70 569 15 03

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Ken Wennerholm

Music- and Production Manager

Music can open hearts and tear down barriers. With that conviction, since the start in 2005, Ken has given music a unique and self- evident place at the heart of Star for Life. Ken is not only a popular artist and songwriter, but also responsible for guaranteeing and developing the program’s musical quality as well as producing Star for Life’s Music and Concerts that inspire young people and reach out to companies and private individuals.

ken@starforlife.se
+46 (0)70 898 81 06

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Alva Lundin

Executive Coordinator and Junior project manager

Alva works as coordinator for Star for Life’s executives but also as a junior project manager with events, our webshop and as a social media resource. Before Alva joined Star for Life, she was a temporary executive assistant at Danir and alongside her work with us, she is currently studying media- and communication science at Lunds Universitet.

alva@starforlife.se
+46 (0)73 033 16 48

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Elin Lindström

Art Director och Web designer

As art director and web designer, Elin is part of Star for Lifes communications department and works with our webb, graphic material and design. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, a Bachelor’s degree in communication science from Mittuniversitetet. Upon that she have 12 years of work experience with clients from Sweden all the way to Hong Kong.

elin@starforlife.se
+46 (0)70 257 72 54

South Africa

Star for Life started at Siphosabadletshe High School in South Africa in 2005 and ever since then the goal has been the same – to empower children and young people to take their education, their health and their life dreams seriously. Today we are in 63 schools around South Africa where we also have a mobile health clinic. The work is led by Precious Dlamini.

info@starforlife.co.za

Richards Bay, +27 (0)35 753 1209
53 Anglers Rod, Suit 102/3 Marlin Mall, Meerensee

info@starforlife.co.za

Hluhluwe, +27 (0)35 562 3149
74 Inyala Street,
Hluhluwe 3960

info@starforlife.co.za

Johannesburg, +27 (0)10 025 2637
Cresta Junction: Judges Ave, Cresta
Johannesburg 2195, Block B First Floor

info@starforlife.co.za

Jessica Grundström Generalsekreterare Star for Life

Precious Dlamini

Executive Director

precious@starforlife.co.za
+27 (0)76 420 25 17

Christine Joao

Program Development Manager

christine@starforlife.org
+264 (0)81 4976 631

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Noluthando Nondabulo

Mobile Health Unit & Wellness
Program Manager

noluthando@starforlife.co.za
+27 (0)61 521 2566

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Nomathemba Gumede

Human Resource & Office Administrator

 joyce@starforlife.co.za 

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Njabulo Nhleko

Finance Manager

njabulo@starforlife.co.za
+27 (0)73 747 95 98

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Thandiwe Mbobo

Acting Fundraising Manager

thandiwe@starforlife.co.za
+27 (0)82 665 7174

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Phakamani Nxumalo

Arts Programme Manager

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Ntombizethu Mhlongo

Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

zethu@starforlife.co.za
+27 (0)73 160 80 95

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Mzwandile Nkwanyana

Media & Communications Officer

mzwandile@starforlife.co.za
+27 35 562 31 59
+27 65 852 97 12

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Andisiwe Mdudi

Assistant Communications Officer

andisiwe@starforlife.co.za
+27 (0)78 058 7322

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Mduduzi Mthethwa

Procurement Officer

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Siphiwe Buthelezi

Admin Officer

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Londiwe Makhanya

Programmes Officer

khethy@starforlife.co.za 

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Nomathemba Mthethwa

Finance and Administration Clerk

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Nikweziwe Myeni

General Assistant

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Nonhlanhla Gumbi

General Assistant

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Sindi Dladla

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

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Nhlanhla Shongwe

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

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Sabelo Wiseman Dlamini

Monitoring & Evaluation Officer

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Sithokozile Khuluse

Area Manager
KwaZulu-Natal 1

sithokozile@starforlife.co.za
+27 (0)81 565 6210

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Londiwe Nyawo

Area Manager in KwaZulu-Natal 2

londiwe@starforlife.co.za
+27 (0)79 687 2453

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Nozipho Mahaye

Area Manager Johannesburg

nozipho@starforlife.co.za
+27 (0)66 384 4875

Namibia

Star for Life Namibia works in 19 schools around the country to strengthen learners’ self-esteem and to support them in taking their education, their health and their life dreams seriously. To help them, they have coaches in classrooms and a mobile health clinic. The work is led by Christine Joao.8 Goshawk Street, Hockland Park, Windhoek
+264 (0)61 264 800
adminnam@starforlife.org

Christine Joao

Country Manager

christine@starforlife.org
+264 (0)81 4976 631

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Noluthando Nondabulo

Mobile Health Unit & Wellness
Program Manager

noluthando@starforlife.co.za
+27 (0)61 521 2566

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Aina Ilita

Human Resource Officer

hrnam@starforlife.org

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Patience N Liyeke

Area Manager Namibia

Tanzania

Star for Life Tanzania works on Mafia Island, an island just off the coast of Tanzania. At eight of the island’s schools, our coaches work to strengthen students’ self-esteem so that the young people can cope with their education, health and achieve their life dreams. The work is led by Rashid Slim Nassib.

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Rashid Slim Nassib

Area Manager Tanzania

rashid@starforlife.org

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Beatrice Mkami

M&E Officer

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Frank Philips

Finance Officer

Motivationslyftet

In Sweden, Star for Life is run within the framework of Motivationslyftet, which supports students at schools in Sweden but also young athletes. The common focus is motivation, self-esteem and mental health. With Motivationslyftet’s method, young people are trained in self-leadership, responsibility for their education and/or training and to prevent mental illness. The business is headed by Jana Söderberg.

motivationslyftet.se

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Jana Söderberg

Operations manager Motivationslyftet

jana@motivationslyftet.se
+46 (0)70 673 06 44

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Karin Månsson

School strategist Region East

karin@motivationslyftet.se

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Cecilia Curman

School strategist Region Mälardalen

cecilia@motivationslyftet.se

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Sandra Danielsson

Responsible for sports associations and school strategist Region Mälardalen

sandra@motivationslyftet.se

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Helena Wattström

School strategist Region West and staff trainer

helena@motivationslyftet.se

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Anne Hedlund

School strategist Region Mälardalen

anne@motivationslyftet.se

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Hanna Silver

Organisational strategist and school strategist

hanna@motivationslyftet.se

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Laila Davidsson

Financial manager

laila@motivationslyftet.se

 

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Maria Erixon

School strategist Region Bergslagen

maria@motivationslyftet.se

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Ida Wahlström

Development strategist

ida@motivationslyftet.se

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Mattias Barsk

Communications Officer

mattias@motivationslyftet.se

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Patric Salomonsson

Ukraine

Star for Life Ukraine is an independent foundation within Star for Life International that works to improve life chances and education with a special focus on online technical schools, Tech Labs and Girls in Tech. In a country that is challenged by war, we also focus on mental health/trauma processing and on humanitarian aid. The work is managed by Dennis Wolowyk.

sflua.org

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Myroslava Oseredchuk

Program Director

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Nataliia Lebedieva

Mental Health Programs Lead

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Kateryna Tkachenko

Development Lead

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Serhii Ischeriakov

Educational Lead

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Elina Bylinkina

Communication Coordinator

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Vera Soldatova

Communication Advisor

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Daria Yaniieva

Startup Programs Strategist

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Liudmyla Tymoshenko

Financial Manager

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Anastasiia Balan

“Computer for Kid” Project Manager

Jerusalem

Star for Life Jerusalem is an independent foundation within Star for Life International. Here, in the eastern part of the city, school pupils are supported through SFL Education, young job seekers are matched with employers via SFL Job Hub and tomorrow’s ecosystem in High-Tech is developed through Sigma Labs. The common goal of the three activities is a brighter future for children and young people in East Jerusalem. The work is led by Dr. Reda Mansour.

starforlifejerusalem.org

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Reda Mansour, PhD

Chief Executive Officer

reda@sfljerusalem.org

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Paz Cohen

Managing Director Star for Life Education

paz@sfljerusalem.org

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Hazem Khattab

Managing Director Star for Life Job Hub

hazem@sfljerusalem.org

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Rajai Nuseibeh

Managing Director Star for Life Sigma Labs

rajai@sfljerusalem.org

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Per Strand, PhD

Project Advisor Star for Life Education

per@starforlife.se

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Jan-Erik Bengtsson

Project Advisor Star for Life Job Hub

jan-erik.bengtsson@tillvaxtmalmo.se

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Dennis Wolowyk

Project Advisor Star for Life Sigma Labs

dennis.wolowyk@sigma.software

Norway

Star for Life Norway is an independent fundraising foundation that raises funds for Star for Life’s work in South Africa, Namibia and Tanzania. Examples of fundraising activities the charity race Dream Challenge in Lillesand, concerts and an annual Christmas campaign. The work is led by Jørgen Klafstad.Oscars Gate 27, 0352 Oslo
jorgen@starforlife.org

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Jørgen Klafstad

Country Manager Norway

jorgen@starforlife.org
+47 (0)91 698 342

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Stine Foss

Advisor/Board member

stine@northzone.com
+47 920 956 44

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Helle Jensen

School partner and board member

hellejh63@gmail.com 
+47 920 89114

Germany

Star for Life Germany is an independent fundraising foundation that raises funds for Star for Life’s work in Namibia, Tanzania and South Africa. The work is ledby Susanne Haumann. Dettinger Str. 157-159, 732 30 Kirchheim/Teck

susanne.haumann@starforlife.de

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Susanne Haumann

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Gina Herrmann

Jessica Grundström Generalsekreterare Star for Life

Helena Kaack