A closer look at a project: Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation in South Africa

Posted on May 28, 2019 7:15 AM by

One of the projects Close the Gap has been supporting for many years is the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation in South Africa.

This non-profit organisation is established in association with the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, an accredited research centre within the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Cape Town. Their ultimate goal is to lessen the impact of the HIV epidemic on individuals, families and communities through their commitment to excellence, innovation and their passion for humanity.

Since a few years, with help of Close the Gap, the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation has its own computer lab. In 2013, former president of the United States, Barack Obama, visited this full multimedia computer lab, which functions to help the organisation expand its educational HIV prevention projects. 

Last month, the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation received an additional 6 computers through Close the Gap. These computers will be used in the Women of Worth project, which supports young South African women and girls. The Women of Worth project impacts 1000 young women, for whom the recently arrived computers will be a real boost. 

"We are truly grateful to you for this contribution to our Women of Worth project whereby we are empowering young women to have the confidence and skills to enter the job market, and of course to be responsible for their well-being and reproductive health." - Lavinia Browne, Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation.


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