Our goal is to work with local people in Africa to achieve the objectives of our trust:
To relieve sickness, poor health and old age amongst disadvantaged people living in Africa.
To advance the education of disadvantaged children and adults living in Africa.
To relieve financial hardship amongst people living in Africa through the provision of grants, goods or services.
We believe that we can be a very effective organisation by setting ourselves achievable, realistic targets, working in close partnership with local people and maintaining very honest and transparent monitoring of costs.
ACHIEVING THE GOALS
You Touch Africa operates in areas of Africa where we have an extensive local knowledge and reliable contacts. Hence, we can determine needs and the availability of the necessary skills. Careful choice of projects is necessary, as is linking with trustworthy volunteers in the area where they can achieve maximum impact on their communities.
Wherever practical, materials for our projects are sourced from the local area and labour is obtained from the local workforce in order to further benefit the communities involved.
For more information on our current projects, please click our Projects link in the top menu.
CONTROL OF COSTS
You Touch Africa has no paid staff and no expensive offices. All the activities of from fundraising to monitoring projects are undertaken by volunteers. These measures enable us to keep our overhead costs to a minimum. Most of our administration costs are funded by the trustees and other supporters, hence we can make a commitment that 100% of donations for projects will be spent on those projects.
We also recognize that control of the expenditure in Africa is essential. Hence the need to work in partnership with trustworthy local people in a framework of responsibility, transparency and accountability.