Young Enterprise Company donate to Star for Life

>> Thursday, November 19, 2009

A belated ‘thank you’ to Young Enterprise company LRRW (Life, Responsibility, Reality, the World) who donated half their profit to Star for Life. During their last year at school the girls, all from Höganäsgymnasiet, ran a company producing and selling T-shirts and bags in an eye-catching design. All four knew that they wanted to donate some of the money to a good cause and after lots of consideration they decided on Star for Life.

‘We heard about Star for Life from some friends and then, when we started reading about the work they do, we knew that this was what we wanted to donate our money to,’ they told Partner Schools Coordinator Lois Petersson when she visited the school to award them with a certificate for their efforts.

This sort of generosity is what helps us to make a difference for young people in southern Africa. Thanks again girls and best of luck in the future!


Volvo is taking the dreams for learners in Durban high schools into reality

>> Thursday, November 12, 2009

Volvo has in partnership with Star for Life launched an apprenticeship in which learners will be recruited in diesel-mechanics, auto-electrical and other opportunities within the Volvo Company. The first learners will be enrolled in the beginning of 2010.

‘It’s important for companies to contribute to the future of young people and to assist them with necessary skills for their own future and the future of the country. Volvo, through the Star for Life Programme and the apprenticeship programme, is exactly doing that’ says Mr. Mthethwa principal of Zuzumqhele high school.

A total of 24 learners have been invited from 8 schools involved in the Star for Life Programme in the Durban area, and they will undergo a process of selection and those who qualify will be placed at a further education college (technical college). They will then enroll in the field of their interest within diesel mechanics, auto electrical and other fields associated with Volvo and then they will be recruited within the Volvo family for the apprenticeship programme.

Peter Goodridge (Branch Manager - Pinetown) with some of his staff members
and Star for Life learners during their visit to the Pinetown Branch.

Volvo AB and Volvo South Africa is supporting the Star for Life Programme in 8 schools in the Durban area. The programme has reached about 6000 learners and about 210 teachers since its inception in February 2007. It has in addition contributed in strengthening the self-esteem and improving the academic records of many learners in the 8 schools in Durban.


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