The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project envisions a future where all youth are
empowered to live
The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) invests in African youth to keep themselves safe from HIV/AIDS.
CTAOP was created in 2007 by Charlize Theron, Academy Award winning actor and UN Messenger of Peace, with the hope of making a difference in fighting HIV in her home country of South Africa. Although the geographic scope of CTAOP is Sub-Saharan Africa, South Africa has remained the primary area of focus with the highest number of people living with HIV in the world.
CTAOP connects community-based, African organizations to funding, capacity building, and broader resources. This allows these organizations to reach more young people with innovative programs and tools to help keep themselves and their peer safe from the disease.
CTAOP supports Program Partners that use community-specific programming to educate, empower, and invest in young people between the ages of 10-20 years old. They strive to develop collaborative, long-term relationships with Program Partners built on mutual trust and respect.