News‎ > ‎

Timo is introduced as the new dedicated sponsor for Star For Life programme at Gilonki High School.

posted 8 May 2014, 23:06 by ntobeko dlamini
On the 2nd May, ‘Timo’ a Swedish Stationery and Office Supplies company was introduced as the new sponsor of the Star For Life programme at Gilonki High School in Hluhluwe, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.


                                                                        Sponsors dancing traditional 'African' dance with the learners at the school.
Gustav Larsson, the Managing Director and said he first heard about the good work of Star For Life in schools in South Africa and Namibia from his neighbor. He then was convinced that he wanted to be one of the sponsors of the programme about a year ago, but it was only confirmed that they would become dedicated sponsors for the programme at Gilonki this year.
                                                                     Gustav Larsson and his team addressing learners at the school.

Mr. Larsson said, he wished to see learners from the school succeeding their goals and doing great things for their country and Africa as a whole; ‘If you work really hard towards achieving your goals, they will definitely come true’, Mr. Larsson together with his colleagues also presented some gifts to the learners.  The SFL Star Programme Manager Mr. Jean Daniel Kabati also offered his words of encouragement to the learners. “Life may seem impossible and unfair at times but always remember that irrespective of who you are and where you coming from but you can still fulfill your dreams,” said Mr. Kabati.

The visitors were entertained by the school theatre group who performed a piece titled ‘We are Shining Stars’, directed by the Star For Life Theatre and Primary Schools Coach, Mr. Dumisani Ngubane. The piece aimed to remind learners that they have the responsibility to work hard toward achieving their dreams. “The play encourages young people to be proud of where they come from as well as to utilize their unique skills and capabilities to fight poverty and skills shortage in Africa”, said Mr. Ngubane.

The principal of the school Mr. Gumede thanked ‘Timo’ for coming on board as the new sponsor of the SFL programme at the school. “Gilonki High School is a small yet developing school, which was established to combat scarcity of agricultural skills in the area. Thank you very much ‘Timo,’ I know that the relationship that we are launching today will last for a very long time,” said Mr. Gumede.

The Learners taught the sponsors some traditional ‘African’ dance moves and the sponsors also presented some gifts to the learners at the conclusion of the event.