Empowering young people
According to the UN Convention of the Rights of the Child, every child has the right to be cared for, the right to participation and development, education and play. Star for Life schools are situated in both rural and urban parts of South Africa and Namibia where we deal with different living environments and child cases. With the Star for Life method we aim to empower each child and their community to claim and fullfil these rights as well as empower each individual to make positive choices for themselves and for their communities.
The Star for Life-method is taught in 100 schools in Southern Africa. The schools are situated in different parts of South Africa and Namibia. Some of them are presented below – take a look at them to see more about what we do in the different schools!
The school was established in 1990 by the community members, with no funding from the government. It started with just 2 classes.
Emadwaleni High School is a core-educational, English medium high school situated in the Mzimhlophe township of Soweto in Johannesburg.
Mtwazi is a combined school, meaning it comprises of classes from Grade R to Grade 12. It is situated in a very small area, struggling with numerous social ills.
Phumlani Primary School is situated in Umkhanyakude district, deep in the rural areas of KwaZulu-Natal called Hluhluwe, Phumlani township.
Qhakaza High School
Qhakaza High School is situated in the rural area of Umkhwanazi traditional council. It was established in 1993, with just 10 classess.
Zonkizizwe Secondary School has been serving the township of Zonkizizwe Katlehong since 2008. It is a No-fee paying school.
The school is situated at Hluhluwe KwaZulu Natal, in a rural area called Mdletsheni. It was founded in 1960 by Mr Mandlovu Mdletshe.
Jan Jonker Afrikaner
The school was established in 1984 in the township of Katutura in Windhoek City and was in 2007 the first school in Namibia to implement the Star for Life programme.
The school was established in 1977 in the township of Katutura in Windhoek City. The Star for Life programme was introduced at the school in 2008.