The life i touch…

The life i touch…

Eager students in Gulu, Uganda at the U-TOUCH Center intake and orientation.

Eager students in Gulu, Uganda at the U-TOUCH Center intake and orientation.

Stephen’s Story

This is Stephen and I’d like to talk about how the
U-TOUCH Digital Library Center, Gulu has benefited me. First of all, I would like to say I completely had no knowledge of what a computer is, in fact I had never even touched a computer since I was born and never thought of learning and using one some day. It was not until, the U-TOUCH project came in place and set up the Digital Library Centers here in northern Uganda that I got the opportunity to learn computer skills and at the moment, I really have substantial knowledge in computer skills and that has greatly impacted my life positively in a number of ways.

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Gather around, it’s time to read
On the Island of Kalangula children learn to live without!  Though it is only a two-hour ferry ride from the mainland of Uganda, it is incredibly poor.  Educational expectations and standards are extremely limited.  Children quickly gather around for a rare opportunity to read and listen from a primer.

Gather around, it’s time to read

On the Island of Kalangula children learn to live without! Though it is only a two-hour ferry ride from the mainland of Uganda, it is incredibly poor. Educational expectations and standards are extremely limited. Children quickly gather around for a rare opportunity to read and listen from a primer.

A Sign in a Primary School in Gulu
This sign in a primary school in Gulu says it all.  The burdens of an uneducated girl are heavy.  With the help of an education a female in Uganda can be liberated from a life of limited possibilities and have the freedom of choice.
U-TOUCH provides computer training, internet access and support to help empower girls and women, as well as men.

A Sign in a Primary School in Gulu

This sign in a primary school in Gulu says it all. The burdens of an uneducated girl are heavy. With the help of an education a female in Uganda can be liberated from a life of limited possibilities and have the freedom of choice.

U-TOUCH provides computer training, internet access and support to help empower girls and women, as well as men.

Moses’ grandmother
A grandmother has lost all of her five children through the LRA war and AIDS.  Without any resources, she was desperately tried to provide for her eight grandchildren.  Imagine her delight when one of her grandchildren received support from U-TOUCH.   Moses has excelled in school and learned the skills to become a driver.  Rewarded and motivated by his learning, Moses continued with his education and is learning to become a mechanical engineer.

Moses’ grandmother

A grandmother has lost all of her five children through the LRA war and AIDS. Without any resources, she was desperately tried to provide for her eight grandchildren. Imagine her delight when one of her grandchildren received support from U-TOUCH.

Moses has excelled in school and learned the skills to become a driver. Rewarded and motivated by his learning, Moses continued with his education and is learning to become a mechanical engineer.

Two little girls peeking through the wall of a primary school in Uganda

Two little girls peeking through the wall of a primary school in Uganda