As many of you may already know, our Regional Director of Southern Africa, Paul Matthew, is stepping down from his role at the end of June to pursue new challenges in the social entrepreneurial sector. As one of North Star’s founders in 2005, Paul was instrumental in shaping the early years of our organisation, and…

Johnson & Johnson’s Secondment Program enables their employees to share their skills and knowledge in long term Secondments with NGO partners in the field. North Star has been part of the program for five years. Today we would like introduce you to North Star’s new Secondees: Dimitri Bois and Dirk Tuchbreiter. Originally, from France, Dimitri…

“I had lost all hope and even secluded myself from society, I became hard to reach. I have nothing much to say today apart from thank you to the staff of North Star Alliance and for giving me hope and reason to live again….!!!” Says Ruth Lucas*, a sex worker from Kenya. Ruth began developing…

North Star Alliance has been built on an earnest mission: to provide quality healthcare to mobile workers and the communities they interact with. And like our mission, our name is no accident. The North Star is a brilliant point of light providing direction in a sea of possibilities. It is a focal point for a…

In January, our Director of North Star’s Southern region, Paul Matthew, shared his intention to step down at the end of June this year in order to pursue new challenges in the social entrepreneurial sector. One of North Star’s biggest personalities and longest serving employees, Paul was the founder of the Blue Box concept way…

”…The Blue Box is like a bright star, it gives me hope. I stop at the Blue Box because I know they will help me and listen to me. They don’t judge me….No one talks about HIV/AIDS. Truck drivers are terrified to talk about it.” Solomon Aphane*, truck driver A UNAIDS report in 2017 shows…

In late September, 2017, a cross-regional and cross-functional group of 22 senior managers were invited to attend, and participate fully in, North Star’s senior management meeting in Mombasa, Kenya. Spending five days on the themes of trust, transparency and unity, the team examined the implementation of our Strategic Outlook 2017-2020, and took the vital first…

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