The Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation brings together community-driven development and internationally acclaimed research. It was established in 2004 in association with the Desmond Tutu HIV Centre, an accredited research centre within the Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Cape Town. Working from sites in Gugulethu, Crossroads, Philippi Village, Old Groote Schuur Hospital, and Masiphumelele, our staff collaborate with members of these communities in a range of innovative research studies and activities.
The DTHF seeks to realise in the young people of we engage with, the integration of moral identity, the authentic self, and a sense of agency and responsibility. The behavioural economics principle of a reward as a “hook” will allow a select group of young people, who demonstrate creative ambition tempered with a desire to be an agent of change in their community, an opportunity to earn an all- expenses-paid overnight trip to Johannesburg South Africa for GCF: Mandela 100.