ABOUT TUTUDESK

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ABOUT US

“Education is not simply a moral imperative—it is the smart choice. Every dollar invested generates US$ 10 to US$ 15 in returns.” – UN Secretary General: Ban Ki Moon Tutudesk exists to directly address one of the most critical challenges found in Basic Education experienced by underprivileged, emerging market learners. We have proven over many years; “simple works” and works incredibly well, for both our primary beneficiaries as well as our donors.

Our ‘low tech’ (we call it ‘relevant tech’) product development and manufacturing approach utilises high-tech engineering and processes with constant ongoing innovation, including recycled inputs wherever possible. Tutudesk is manufactured ‘Fit for purpose’, with our proprietary material blend being:

  • Strong
  • Safe
  • Durable
  • Non-toxic
  • Light weight
  • Recyclable

OUR SPONSORS

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TUTUDESK SPONSORS

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AWARDS AND ENDORSEMENTS

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AWARDS AND ENDORSMENTS

The Desmond Tutu Tutudesk Campaign enjoys strategic relationships with a number of parties assisting us in the realisation of meaningful social development and ensuring the sustainability of our work:

Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu

Patron of our work since August 2005

Professor Shepherd Mayatula

Chair of our Advisory Board, Retired Chairman of the South African Government’s National Portfolio Committee for Education (9 years) and former senior MP.

African Leadership Institute

Inducted member since September 2008

African Leadership Network

Inducted member since January 2010

Product and Founder Awards

2005: Proudly South African Campaign SME New Business of the Year

2006: Endeavor – inducted Entrepreneur

2007: Innovation Town iHero Awards – Grand Prix winner

2008: African Leadership Institute – inducted member

2008: Desmond Tutu Fellow – Oxford University

2008: Proudly South African Home Grown Awards – Finalist

2008: Ernst & Young World Entrepreneur of the Year Awards – Finalist (Social category) 2009: LINC Fellowship programme – Inducted member

2010: African Leadership Network – Inducted Member

2011: SEED Award (UNDP/UNEP)

2011: GSVC Award (Winner: Asia-Africa region)

2011: The Tech Awards: Global Humanitarian Laureate

2012: Eco Logic Awards (Finalist)

TUTUDESK LEADERSHIP & BOARD

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The Desmond Tutu Tutudesk Campaign Centre

Board and Leadership Team

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The Desmond Tutu Tutudesk Campaign Advisory Board

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The Desmond Tutu Tutudesk Campaign Country Representatives

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Countries Where We Have Assisted

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