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SFL reached 92 schools with a launch at Hlazazane High School, KZN, South Africa

posted 6 Nov 2011, 06:50 by Rickard Lundquist   [ updated 6 Nov 2011, 06:51 ]

We are proud to say SFL has now reached 92 schools in South Africa and Namibia.

On Friday 28 of October 2011, Dan and Christine Olofsson, the founders of Star For Life (SFL) and The Claesson Family who have committed to fund the programme at Hlahlazana in Obonjeni area, visited the school. The school is located far deep in the rural areas of KwaZulu Natal. The area is known for high number of teenage pregnancy. The latest statistics suggest that this region in the northern part of the KwaZulu Natal province recorded 2 029 cases of pregnancies amongst young people still in school. According to the South African Department of Education the academic pass rate has been very poor in the recent past.

Although, the school has been listed amongst the schools that have not performed well academically in the past SFL has committed to work hand in hand the South Africa Department of Education to transform the school. The SFL team and the delegation were received warmly by the school community. Learners performed traditional music, read poems to demonstrate their appreciation. In return Dan Olofsson, who is also the chairperson of the board of directors for SFL said to the youth “You are the future of South Africa and the African continent, that’s why we are committed to support you to fulfil your dreams”.  “Take your education seriously and remember we have the responsibility of making our communities and country a safe and better and safe place” Siphile Mdaka, the Executive Director of Star For Life. He further wished students all the best for the examinations.

Mrs Madonsela extended her gratitude to Star For Life and the Claesson family for the opportunity to participate in the Star For Life Programme. “We have seen the way and we promise to uphold the values of Star For Life. to be Stars for life” Sizwe Mkhwanazi, a learner at Hlahlazane, said. 

Posted by Jean Daniel Kabati, SFL programme manager