SOWETO – Hollywood star Charlize Theron has spent Wednesday afternoon in Soweto on an outreach mission for the charity organisation, Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project (CTAOP).
The Atomic Blonde actress has been in South Africa for the past few days, and earlier this week she and The Daily Show host Trevor Noah paid a surprise visit to Oaklands High School in Lansdowne, Cape Town.
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Wednesday’s visit to Soweto was to visit her outreach programme’s latest initiative, a safe space for girls and young women.
Loud song and enthusiastic dance awaited Theron when she arrived at the Push Centre in Soweto.
The grounds now also house a refurbished shipping container that’s been painted in pink.
It’s the first of several Choma Dreams Cafes set up in collaboration with the CTAOP.
A group of young smiling girls greeted journalists inside the space holding sparkly banners with the word “dreams” splashed across them.
So many beautiful faces at @ctaop grantee @salesian_life_choices. Thank you for hosting us today!
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The young women will benefit from the internet-connected hub. Any girl can come to receive trauma counselling, seek advice and to learn how to prevent the spread of HIV.
The centres provide a safe space for girls to gather, with the hopes that it will encourage independent and confident young leaders.