Star for Life expands to Sri Lanka

>> Monday, June 1, 2009

In times of internal war and ethnic conflicts, Sri Lanka yearns for a future of peace and prosperity. The country’s internal conflicts are root of concern that HIV might increase and develop into an epidemic. Some of the key risks for the spread of HIV are the high mobility for economic survival, low levels of knowledge about HIV, low condom use and prostitution. Although Sri Lanka has a very low HIV prevalence, the presence of important risk factors suggests it may not be maintained if action is not taken.

Therefore, we are delighted that the Star for Life programme will be implemented for the first time in Sri Lanka. The Goonavathana Central School will be a pilot project in which the non-governmental organisation SFCSL (Swedish Friends of the Children in Sri Lanka) with assistance from the partner organisation INDECOS (Institute for Development of Community Strengths) will work with Star for Life.

Goonavathana is a public primary and secondary school with 600 pupils in the ages 13-19 years. The school lies on the southern coast near one of Sri Lanka’s biggest cities, Matara. The Star for Life programme has full support from the school management and will be launched on June 11 2009. The students are very excited about the inauguration which will be a big event. Education directors, provincial directors, the Provincial Secretary, journalists, parents and students are all invited to attend when the inauguration of the Star for Life programme takes place.

3 kommentarer:

Evelina June 12, 2009 at 8:12 AM  

CONGRATULATIONS STAR FOR LIFE!CONGRATULATIONS SRI LANKA! Welcome to this great and exiting project, SFL! YOUR acceptance of this project brings much joy as more African children have the opportunity to be guided into making right decisions and are given hope as they become'dreamers and 'achievers'. i am convinced in my herat that nomatter the circumstances, the Stars of Africa can and WILL become movers and shakers. We are certainly moving towards eradictaing HIV/AIDS in style!KEEP IT UP STAR FOR LIFE. YOU DOING GREAT!

Evelina

NOKWAZI October 2, 2009 at 2:18 AM  

HAVING YOU IN OUR COUNTRY IS JUST AN HONOUR COZ YOU ARE BREST FEEDING TWINZ AT THE SAME TIME. YOU CREATED AND STILL CREATING JOB OPPORTUNITIES TO OUR FELLOW BROTHERS AND SISTERS AND ALSO YOU ARE HELPING THE YOUNG STARS OF SOUTH AFRICA TO WAKE UP SHINE.AS A YOUNG GAL I REALY SUPPORT YOU A LOT.

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