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…

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…

At North Star we strive for continuous innovation to tailor our services to the needs of our clients. That is why we developed STAR DRIVER, a new health programme, especially for truck drivers! We launched the pilot of STAR DRIVER in three Roadside Wellness Centres in Kenya: Emali, Maai Mahiu, and Salgaa. Another important step…

North Star’s Regional Director of Southern Africa, Paul Matthew, returns to South Africa this week, after being one of forty leading late-stage social entrepreneurs involved in a week-long executive education module on creating systematic change. With the objective of immersing participants in systems thinking for social change, the course was developed jointly by the Schwab…

Bringing together some of the worlds most talented econometrics students from 30 different universities, including Harvard, Oxford and Cambridge amongst others, the 16th Annual World Econometrics Championship, held in Amsterdam from 29 March 2015, will encourage these future world-shapers to consider a deeper element of thought than their usual case studies require. This year, North…

This week we introduce you to David Nyambati, one of our Project Officers (playing a strong role in our IT department) in East Africa. Growing up in Nairobi, Kenya, David’s formal education took place at the Catholic University of Eastern Africa. “I accidentally enrolled for Sociology and Political Science.” He shares with a smile, “I…

North Star’s operations in West Africa are expanding, with four Wellness Centres opening in January this year in Togo, in partnership with the United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) and Togo’s Ministère de l’Enseignement de Base et Primaire (Ministry of Basic and Primary Education). The clinics are set up at four villages, namely Agoè-Nyivé, Tsévié, Pya and Dapaong, each located…

This week we introduce you to Sylvia Mushumba-Barure, one of our Nurses in Southern Africa. Born in Harare, the capital city of Zimbabwe, Sylvia attended primary school in Masvingo Province and then was enrolled at a boarding school, Gutu Mission, for secondary school. Her mother’s work with NGO’s in different provinces meant that Sylvia was…

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