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Star for Life

Star for Life is a unique program aimed to empower youth and prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS among young people in southern Africa.

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At Sigma Technology, we believe that a better tomorrow is possible through education and innovation development. Star for Life is a program to empower the youth and prevent the spread of HIV and AIDS among young people in southern Africa. Star for Life was created in 2005 by Christin and Dan Olofsson, owner of Sigma Group, and today involves more than 100 000 young people and their families in South Africa and Namibia and counts 120 schools.  

The vision is to inspire school children to believe in their own futures and their dreams and support them in their efforts to live a life without AIDS.

Since 2015, Sigma Technology has supported three schools in South Africa, enabling the Star for Life motivational and health program: Mmemezi High School, Nibela Primary School, and Nompondo Primary School. The cooperation is driven by the CEO, CCO, and Sigma Technology employees – Star for Life Ambassadors that are selected on a two-year basis.  

Starting in 2018, Sigma Technology has been supporting the Computer Education in Southern Africa (CESA) project. The CESA project is based on the cooperation of businesses willing to donate computer equipment and students willing to invest time, organizational effort, and knowledge. 

During the COVID-19 lockdown period, Sigma Technology has supported ten university students in South Africa with internet access as support for their online studies. 

We want to continue following our students even after they graduate from Star for Life schools. One way for us to do this is by supporting the initiative Heroes of Tomorrow, which was started by a former student of Mmemezi High School. Heroes of Tomorrow is a community of university students and graduates who want to give back to their community by visiting schools and sharing knowledge about university life’s peculiarities and the application process, and supporting school students in their career choice. 

Discover more at starforlife.org

 

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