Star for Life
Star for Life is an educational programme aimed to strengthen the self-esteem of young people enabling them to realise their dreams. The foundation has developed a unique method in order to achieve this and, in external evaluations, has shown very positive results.
Since its inception in 2005, 300,000 students on three continents have gone through the programme. It’s now available in 101 schools in South Africa, 20 in Namibia, 11 in Sweden and one in Sri Lanka. Currently, the programme reaches over 100,000 students.
Star for Life’s work is based on the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child as well as the UN Millennium Development Goals, the ultimate purpose of which is to create sustainable and fair communities. Star for Life is a fundraising foundation with 90 offices and is politically and religiously independent.
Star for Life has the following vision:
”A future in which young people are empowered to realise their dreams as responsible members of caring communities”.
Star for Life has the following mission:
”To motivate young people to value learning, acquire the knowledge and skills they need for productive work, and live healthy and meaningful lives”.
Today, the programme reaches 3,000 teachers and over 100,000 students and their families. The initiative rests on the concept that preventative information will strengthen students’ self-esteem. The students’ strengthened self-esteem impacts their willingness to make a number of decisions regarding education and health-related behaviour. In order to make it more attractive to young people, the educational elements of the programme are interspersed with music and sport.
If you want to find out more about Star for Life, you can read more here: www.starforlife.se
During the development of Flowcup, we have met with several charitable organisations that have described the appalling living conditions of women and girls around the world. They bear witness to how girls use old socks as sanitary protection, and how girls stay home from school because they have their period and lack sanitary protection. We at Flowcup think this is unacceptable. We believe that access to comfortable and safe sanitary protection should be every woman’s right, no matter where in the world she lives.
Contributing to this has always been a foregone conclusion. It felt so right when we decided that Flowcup would donate a menstrual cup with every customer purchase, and our search for a good partner began. We are delighted that we have built a great collaboration with the foundation Star for Life who are responsible for distributing the menstrual cups in a responsible manner. When you buy a Flowcup from us, you donate a menstrual cup to this foundation.
Your purchase genuinely makes a direct difference for a woman.