Star for Life
‘Star for Life’ (in abbreviation ‘SFL’) is a Swedish based, South African registered Not-For-Profit organization established in 2005.
The idea was formed by the Swedish entrepreneur and philanthropist Mr. Dan Olofsson and his wife Mrs. Christin Olofsson, purely with a desire to be exemplary on the part of social responsibility, in ending the effects of HIV and AIDS on young people in South Africa.
The other founding members include Mr. Sam Olofsson, Dr. Lungile Nyathikazi, Mr. Peter Janzon, Mr. Siphile Mdaka, Mr. Anders Lindbald and Pierre Delvaux. This team has desired to bring lasting change to youth in community by ensuring that Star for Life brings interventions to schools in a way that blends young people’s education with other information on health matters.
The first school was started in the autumn of 2005 in the South African province KwaZulu-Natal as a school-based HIV and AIDS prevention programme that empowers youth with information and motivation to take decisions that will reduce the risk of them contracting HIV, with a desire to build attitudes and to change behaviours in youth in ways that empower them to realize their dreams of a better future.
By end of 2010, over 60,000 youths were educated in the prevention of HIV/AIDS by the Star for Life programme in South Africa and Namibia. Today SFL works in more than 100 schools in South Africa and Namibia. Nine (09) of these schools are Primary Schools.
Further information can be found on www.starforlife.org website.