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U-TOUCH transforms lives in rural Uganda, bridging the global digital divide through computer training and Internet access.
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Give the Gift of Opportunity this Holiday Season

Please help support U-TOUCH to provide computers for the new U-TOUCH Business Center in Gulu, Uganda. To become self-sustainable, U-TOUCH is creating a business center offering printing, scanning and advanced computer training, which will generate income to support free computer training at our five U-TOUCH Digital Library Centers in Uganda.

With your help the young men and women of rural Uganda will have access to the Internet and learn in-depth computer and job related skills to gain employment and become independent.

http://igg.me/at/u-touch/x/5627505

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Since 2010 over 3000 trainees in northern Uganda have graduated with a certificate in digital literacy. http://ow.ly/pMdJ0
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We have exciting news! U-TOUCH will be at the Business4Better Conference and Expo in Anaheim on May 1 & 2. Stop by booth 562 and say hi! 

Business4Better brings together midsized business, large corporations and nonprofits to truly define mutually beneficial partnerships. 

http://www.business4better.org/
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Gracious, seen here with Denis, the U-TOUCH ICT Trainer in Pader, opened Good Hope Stationary store only weeks after completing her training! 

As Gracious explains, "The choice of name is self-explanatory. U-TOUCH is a dawn of Hope in my life." 

Good Hope Stationary provides typesetting, computer training and photocopying services in addition to stationary supplies, providing much needed services to individuals and businesses in Patongo, Uganda.

More: http://www.u-touch.org/blog/good-hope/
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It's #NationalVolunteerWeek and we're thankful for all of our volunteers both in the US and in Uganda. We ♥ you!
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Congratulations to the new U-TOUCH graduates in Gulu, Uganda. We wish you much success in the future! www.u-touch.org
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Pader district, like other districts of Northern Uganda has been a victim of the civil war orchestrated by Lord Joseph Kony. The two decade old war has led to untold suffering of people especially children and youths of school going age. Even when the war ended more than 7 years ago, Pader is still grappling with problems such as high illiteracy rates especially among girls, unemployment, gambling, and disease. Alcoholism and lack of information due to absence of public libraries and internet services.

In 2010, U-TOUCH opened its center in Pader with the aim of reversing some of the problems highlighted above. To date, more than 650 youths have been trained on basic ICT Skills. Using the free internet provided by the center, Youths have been empowered with the knowledge and skills to search for jobs online, obtain academic materials online, obtain health information related to Sexual and Adolescent Reproductive Health, Water, Sanitation, Tropical diseases among others. Those with access to capital have started or created jobs for themselves, others have gotten new jobs, and many others have enrolled back to Colleges and other higher institutions of learning in pursuit of academic excellence and employment. The in-school youths are using the internet in their institutions to compare notes. U-TOUCH has transformed the lives countless youths directly and indirectly. Case study: http://www.u-touch.org/blog/u-touch-pader/
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U-TOUCH bridges the global digital divide, providing ICT training and internet access in Uganda.
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U-TOUCH empowers youth to join the digital workforce explore opportunities for job creation.
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The LRA War is over but the suffering continues. Orphans, child soldiers, and child mothers still live in poverty in rural villages isolated and excluded. They do not want your pity, or even charity; they want the tools to reconstruct their lives and become self-reliant. The people of northern Uganda want to move forward and not be seen as victims of atrocities, rather as emerging participants in the 21st century.

Be part of an innovative, proven solution! Since 2010 over 3000 people living in rural villages of northern Uganda have been trained and certified in the use of technology and life skills at our six U-TOUCH Digital Library Centers. They are gaining employment, creating new business opportunities, receiving promotions, returning to school and performing at the top of their classes; and all are gaining information and connecting with the world!  Lives are advancing!

Be a part of this change.  Empower the people of Uganda to become educated, learn skills, get jobs, and break the cycle of poverty!
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U-TOUCH transforms lives in disadvantaged regions by facilitating innovative solutions for individual and community development by providing Technology, Training and eMentoring.

U-TOUCH Digital Library Centers leverage technology to provide training in the following areas:
  • Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
  • Health Education
  • Life Skills
  • Job Skills
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Village Savings and Loan Associations (VSLA)
  • Peaceconferencing / Conflict Resolution
  • Digital Art
  • Sports