You Touch Africa
London, United Kingdom
You Touch Africa USA
Saint Augustine, Florida, USA
TOUCHING AFRICA - CHANGING LIVES
It is the vision of You Touch Africa to establish direct support to the efforts of the local poor with 100% of money donated to projects going to these endeavours.
Donors, volunteers and supporters of You Touch Africa will be able to receive first-hand information about the efficacy of their contribution if they so wish.
“We believe that by working with Africans
we can change their lives for the better and,
in so doing, change ours too.”
You Touch Africa arose from an idea of Claudia Nagyivan Flach who was inspired by the efforts of Fr Arbo Lekule, a missionary priest from Tanzania based in London, and his friends. Fr Arbo and friends had climbed Mount Kilimanjaro to raise money and renovate the rundown village clinic in memory of his mum Odilia Lucas Lekule who died there in 2001. The money raised was ten times their target. Hence, their passion and commitment to bring about profound changes in the lives of Africans elsewhere.
The founding trustees and associates visited and lived in Africa, and got involved in the lives of the people. They were touched by the Africans resilience and efforts to overcome poverty. The trustees and associates first established lasting bonds with the local people through human solidarity and then through the charity, assisted them in development projects which they would like you to be a part.