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Lindahls sponsor Star for Life at Siphosabadletshe

posted 29 Jul 2012, 11:48 by Rickard Lundquist   [ updated 13 Aug 2012, 00:59 ]


It was a great time of high hopes and intense optimism for learners from Siphosabadletshe High school in Hluhluwe, as Star For Life was re-launching the second phase of its programme at the school on Friday 20 July 2012. 
The launch was attended by the principals and teachers of different schools, parents and learners and all the KZN Star For Life team.

Mrs Mkhwanazi, the principal from the school extended her warm welcome to everyone who was at the launch and expressed that the contribution made by Star for Life in the lives of the learners is one that is seen as a necessity and of vital importance as it works on building the learners’ internal self-esteem and by the time educators plant learning matter; it is already landing on “viable soil”.

Precious Dlamini; the area manager gave an impressive presentation of what Star For Life is all about. She reminded the learners about the meaning of the values that are embedded in each of the colours in the Star For Life logo and what they mean to them as young people. Thapelo Jali, the school life coach, encouraged the learners to always feel free to consult him about any matters that concern them. “I am here to help you, you are always welcome to come and talk to me”.

The Director of Star For Life in Southern Africa, Siphile Mdaka, also shared his words of wisdom with the learners. Mdaka spoke about the dreams; every learner should have a dream no matter how difficult the situation is at current, one can have a dream of a better tomorrow and each and every day work towards that dream. “In future there will be no child support grant and no school feeding programmes, since every parent will then afford to lend money for lunch to their children. This will begin with you as an individual by coming to school to study and saying no to sex”.

                                          Star For Life Director Mr Mdaka addressing learners.

There were many dance and music performances as Star For Life uses music to convey messages as well as to inspire young people. Several pieces of inspiring poetry were performed by the learners to express their expression for the programme in their school. The audience were delighted by the inspiring poem performed by Nelisiwe, called “Star For Life”.

Ayanda Sabela a learner extended her gratitude to Star For Life. “Thank you star For Life for everything that you have done for our school, I just want to say we appreciate you and we take this as something important for our lives”, said Ayanda.
                                         Ayanda Sabela at the launch.
The event ended with the raising of the South African and the Star For Life flags, while the school choir was singing the national anthem as a signal pride. The event marked a start of new beginning for many young people. This project has been made possible in this particular school due to the Lindahls’ sponsorship.