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
The Cova Project, a N/a’an ku sê Foundation Initiative
The Cova Project is the latest initiative of The N/a’an ku sê Foundation, one of Namibia’s most respected charities. The Cova Project aims to bring safe sanitary solutions to the women of Namibia, providing them with FlowCups and tailored educational materials, to teach personal development and encourage confidence! It is The Cova Project’s opinion that once young women have the freedom to participate in life unimpeded by their periods, they will have a greater chance at being competitive in school and the workplace.
Stage One of The Cova Project will take place in eastern Namibia where The N/a’an ku sê Foundation have a rural medical clinic.
“The N/a a’n ku se Lifeline Clinic in Epukiro, provides a quality basic healthcare to the impoverished San Bushmen of Namibia.”
The N/a a’n ku se Lifeline Clinic in Epukiro, provides a quality basic healthcare to the impoverished San Bushmen of Namibia. The San are one of the oldest tribes in the world; traditionally hunter-gatherers originating in the Kalahari Desert. They are the most impoverished and marginalized community in Namibia.
The Cova Project and clinic team, consisting of two doctors, one nurse and four San translators will be educating young women in the area on sanitation and selfcare. In addition, they will be reaching women in remote locations through outreach sessions in the Omaheke region. The World Health Organization says vulnerable groups are more than 10km from healthcare facilities; our outreach sessions will target communities 40-50km away from healthcare facilities.
“N/a’an ku sê is quite literally a lifeline for the San people in and around Epukiro.”
The Cova Project is excited to be bringing menstrual cups to eastern Namibia and hopes to change the lives of women who would otherwise have no access to sanitary supplies. If you want to find out more about The Cova Project or The N/a a’n ku sê Foundation, you can read more here:
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 good partners began. We are delighted that we have built a great collaboration with the foundation Star for Life and The N/a’an ku sê Foundation which are responsible for distributing the menstrual cups in a responsible manner. When you buy a Flowcup from us, you donate a menstrual cup to these foundations.
Your purchase genuinely makes a direct difference for a woman.