Star for Life is a non-profit organisation that works to create better circumstances for young people. Through a unique training programme, our coaches work to help young people strengthen their self-esteem and motivate them to devote themselves to their education, take care of their health, and make wise life choices. This gives them a chance to influence their future.
The idea for Star for Life came to Dan and Christin Olofsson when they were starting a business project in South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal region. They saw first-hand how many people were affected by HIV and AIDS. In 2005, the devastating consequences of these diseases led them to start a project at a local school. That was the start of Star for Life.
Today we work in 120 schools in South Africa, Namibia and Tanzania where, so far, 450,000 young people have taken part in the Star for Life programme. We are also investing in preventive health care. Our three mobile health clinics visit the schools, provide information about health, and offer students health checks.
Star for Life now also operates outside Africa. In Sweden, Motivationslyftet by Star for Life has been active since 2013, and in 2022 Star for Life Ukraine and Star for Life Jerusalem were also launched.
In addition to the collaboration and support from Danir, Star for Life has many committed partners in several countries who together fund the training programme and our work.