Monday, July 18, 2011

Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project; Trivia Win!

Charlize Theron was recently on the Piers Morgan show on CNN. What an extremely vibrant, kind, genuine, down to earth, and caring individual. She talked at length about her home country, South Africa, where she grew up on a farm just outside Johannesburg. She spoke of the tragedy and triumphs in her life. The interview gave a good introspect into the wonderful woman and actress that she is.

She talked about South Africa, and made a point I will never forget. Did you know? South Africa is 1 percent of the World Population, but makes up 17 percent of Worldwide HIV/AIDS cases. A cause dear to her heart, Charlize founded the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Program in 2007.

Mission of the Organization:
The Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP) is committed to reducing the prevalence of HIV/AIDS and sexual violence among African youth by supporting and collaborating with organizations that provide preventive education.

One project in collaboration with Oprah's Angel Network provided lead funding to create a mobile health and computer clinic designed for improving the health and social development of Umkhanyakude district youth in the KwaZulu-Natal province. The mobile clinics are owned and operated by Mpilonhle, a community-based, non-governmental charitable organization responsible for these life-saving services.

I responded to a trivia question regarding the CTAOP, and won stickers and decals and a nice note from the CTAOP! Thank you Charlize Theron and all who work with the CTAOP for rising up to HIV!

Kevin Maloney
"Voices in unity strengthening community" - KM

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