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Tutu Foundation UK

The Tutu Foundation UK builds peace in fractured communities in the UK using a model inspired by Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s peace and reconciliation work all over the world.  To successfully tackle the anti-social behaviour and violence in our communities, underlying attitudes and behaviours must first be addressed in order to build a lasting peace.

The Tutu Foundation UK helps communities in, or at risk of, conflict come together to develop a common point of view of what is wrong and how to make it better.  We share Archbishop Desmond and Leah Tutu’s passion to see strong communities, which have been a feature in Africa for centuries, re-established here in the UK. Read more 






Archbishop Desmond Tutu and his daughter Reverend Tutu is challenging everyone to take up the global forgiveness Challenge to coincide with the launch of the Book of Forgiving. At the Tutu Foundation UK we continue to work with communities and ask what would it take for you to forgive or ask for forgiveness. You can still sign up for the Global Forgiveness Challenge.


Tutu Foundation UK Changes

Following staff changes at Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s Foundation in the UK (TFUK), the charity is taking the opportunity to review its structure at Trustee Board and Executive staff level. As part of the organisation’s restructure process, Mr Surinder Sharma has been appointed interim Managing Director. You can read the press release here. 

We would like to thank Alex Ankrah for all her hard work, leadership and vision in developing the Tutu Foundation UK. 





Alex Ankrah with Archbishop Desmond Tutu


Desmond Tutu backs Social Action with Communities 

  “When I come to the UK, I am always humbled by the action for change being taken by young people themselves, with support from our Tutu Foundation UK, working right here in London. It is wonderful to receive good news and you know it reminds us that the smallest child, in the most difficult circumstances, is able to do bit of good wherever they are; and you see it is those little bits of good put together that will overwhelm the word.”

Read the full press release here


In 2012, Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Reverend Tutu came to the UK on a historic national visit took part in Conversations For Change all around the UK along with our partners. We held our first Education round table seminar during the visit. You can find the report here and the education seminar banner here

Last year a Tutu Foufnation UK delegation visited SOuth Africa for the annual peace lecture. We also ran the Ubuntu train symposium, iTOL peer coaching with local young people and trained community leaders as City and Guilds qualified Facilitation.  

To see the gallery of pictures click here. 

For any media queries, please feel free to contact our media adviser Colleen Harris. 









 “I’ve always wanted to do something where I can make a lasting mark on society and the community..”

“Now I can see how to resolve conflict in a peaceful, calm way”



The Tutu Foundation UK Delegation were in  Cape Town, South Africa for the Third Annual Peace lecture. 

The Tutu Foundation UK team, made up of associates and partners who help us run our 3 step programme, ran the Ubuntu Train symposium on the themes of youth and children, education, faith, gender and health. 

The team delivered talks, Peer Coaching workshops with local young people and women and the City and Guilds accredited ubuntu facilition training. 

The UK team presenting Archbishop Desmond Tutu with his own 'Tutu Train' 


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