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Star For Life re-launch at KwaGiba High School.

posted 19 Feb 2014, 11:41 by ntobeko dlamini
The Star For Life re-launch at KwaGiba High School on 14 February 2014, brought great vibe and hope at the school.


The Star For Life founder Mr Dan Olofsson after receiving a hat as a gift from the learner at the re-launch.

Several Star For Life stakeholders, learners, teachers and parents were overjoyed at this entertaining yet educational event. The SFL founder, business man and philanthropist Mr Dan Olofsson said young people are the future of the country and encouraged them to work hard towards achieving their dreams. “When I see you, I see the future of South Africa, Star For Life is here to support you but it all depends on you, because you are the ones making decisions about your life”, said Dan.

The Star Choir performing at the relaunch together with Triple and Touch.

 The enchanted principal of the school Mr Zikhali said they were very happy that the programme was returning back to the school, “We welcome the programme with open hands, when the programme was still in operation at the school 8 years back, the teenage pregnancy rate dropped, the learners were motivated to study and we had no problems with violence”, said Zikhali.


Among the stakeholders who attended the event were representatives from; Close, a corporation for networking leadership and development in Sweden. Close is a dedicated sponsor of the Star For Life programme at the school. Niklas Grewin  the Chief Executive Officer of Close said that they believe that the programme will bring change to the school.


Star For Life has successfully used music and dance to convey inspirational messages to learners. The Star For Life Choir together with Triple and Touch, a famous Swedish band, performed at this relaunch event and were well recieved. The well-known Swedish pop singer and the philanthropist Måns Zelmerlöw also performed at the school, his well- known hit song ‘Hold on,’  left the learners and teachers entertained and inspired. The school traditional dancers well known for their unique dance techniques left the sponsors captivated.


The event ended with the raising of the Star For Life and South African flags while the SFL choir and learners were singing the national anthem. This launch marked the new start for learners at the school.