STOP AIDS! Hear it from Charlize.

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Charlize Theron at the premiere of North Count...

Charlize Theron at the premiere of North Country at the 2005 Toronto International Film Festival.

The mission of CTAOP is to help
keep African youth safe from HIV/AIDS
About Our Work
CTAOP was created in 2007 by Charlize Theron, Academy Award winning actor and UN Messenger of Peace, in an effort to support African youth in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Although the geographic scope of CTAOP is Sub-Saharan Africa, the primary area of focus has been Charlize’s home country of South Africa.


Mobile Health Clinics

In collaboration with Oprah’s Angel Network, we provided lead funding to Mpilonhle (em-pee-LONCH-lay), a community based South African nonprofit that provides mobile health services to secondary schools in the rural uMkhanyakude District of the KwaZulu-Natal Province. The uMkhanyakude District is one of the most impoverished regions of South Africa – a neglected and underdeveloped area, with only 6.6% of the population employed and nearly 83% of households living below South Africa’s poverty level.


We believe that integrity is vital to every aspect of our work. We strive for honesty, professionalism and bringing our best effort to all that we do.
Respect and Collaboration
We promote mutual respect as well as open, collaborative relationships within the CTAOP team and with our supporters, partners, and grantees.

Continuous Learning
We strive to foster an atmosphere that supports continuous learning, enhancement of both individual and group impact as well as reflective candid evaluations of our work and the work of our grantees.

We embrace the spirit of an explorer – open to creative and engaging new approaches, taking risks and nimbly adapting to unanticipated challenges and changing environments.
The Spirit of Ubuntu – “I am because we are.”
Ubuntu refers to our interconnectedness as human beings. In the spirit of Ubuntu, we believe in the equality of all human beings and the responsibility to help each other.