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This week, we introduce you to Richard, our country manager for Uganda. Richard grew up in the Western part of Uganda, in the Kabale district. This area is so hilly and cold that it is sometimes referred to as the Switzerland of Africa. Richard’s family home is located next to Lake Bunyonyi, one of the…

This week, we introduce you to Beatrice, administrative assistant at our East Africa regional office in Nairobi, Kenya. Beatrice’s father worked for the Kenyan government, meaning Beatrice grew up in many different cities and countries. She has lived in Siaya County in southwest Kenya, Kisumu, a port city in western Kenya, and Nairobi, the country’s…

Part of the evolution of every healthy organisation is a thorough assessment of purpose and direction. At ten years old, North Star Alliance has matured into a multinational organisation and recognised pioneer in our field – and yet we feel like we are only just beginning. In 2016 we took stock of where we were,…

We’re already more than halfway through the first month of 2017, and knowing that North Star Alliance has many exciting developments and challenges ahead, we thought it fitting to review the accomplishments of 2016 to remind us of how far we’ve come. Early last year, outgoing Executive Director Luke Disney handed the reigns over to our new…

A decade ago, preventing and treating HIV is what brought North Star into existence, trying at the time to limit the epidemic of the disease amongst truck drivers. This World AIDS Day, North Star Alliance has doubled down in the fight to end the epidemic by increasing our outreach efforts and helping as many people…

Boris was born in a little countryside town called Fontenay-le-Comte, near Bordeaux in France. After finishing high school, he joined the ESCEM (École supérieure de commerce et management) where he graduated with a dual master degree in marketing communications. Wanting to make a meaningful use of what he learnt at school, Boris scouted for internship…

This week, meet Shirleen, an outreach coordinator in our East Africa region. Shirleen Mugo was born in a small town called Meru in Kenya, where she spent her childhood and most of her student life. After completing her secondary studies at St Mary’s Girls High School, Shirleen left her village for the capital, and successfully…

Today, we introduce you to Kibet Cherongis, one of our site coordinators in East Africa. Born in a remote village called ‘Kaptama’ located in Mt Elgon disctrict in Kenya, Kibet studied clinical medicine and surgery in Nairobi. After meeting with another staff member (Stephen Gichina), he decided to apply to work for North Star and…

This week we introduce you to Maud Mogale, one of our project coordinators in our Southern Africa region. Born and raised in Durban, Maud has been working with community members since 2004. She was introduced to North Star Alliance when she was working with Maromi Health Services and assessing the potential location for future Blue…

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