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The Desmond Tutu Tutudesk Campaign Centre

The Tutudesk Campaign
We provide portable school desks, Tutudesks, to children in Sub Saharan Africa, where over 95 million school children don't have the benefit of a classroom desk. The lack of a desk, a writing surface, affects handwriting, concentration and overall academic performance.

To date over 1,3 million desks have been distributed. The Tutudesk Campaign aims to provide 20 million desks to 20 million children.

Our patron, Archbishop Desmond Tutu:
"I was a barefoot township urchin. I went to school where there were no desks. We sat on benches and the teacher asked us to write, we knelt down on the floor and used the benches we had been sitting on as desks...

I wish Tutudesks had been available in my day!"