Most of the founding trustees and associates were of a group that embarked on a sponsored climb of Mount Kilimanjaro in 2002. Initially the goal was to raise money for the refurbishment of Makomu Hospital in Fr Arbo Lekule’s village. In 2005 Claudia visited Tanzania with Fr Arbo and filmed a documentary “Father Arbo Goes Back to School.”
In 2007 You Touch Africa was established as a trust and in 2008 it was registered by the UK Charity Commission, with a registration number Reg. No: 1123085.
In 2020 You Touch Africa branched out to the United States and was incorporated in October 2020 as You Touch Africa-USA Inc.