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How TOUCH Ireland Started

 

How ‘TOUCH Ireland’ came about

Rita Tumbila with one of the chilsdren

In 1998 while at an International Cheshire conference in London, Seamus Gleeson, Pauline McHugh and colleagues met Ms. Rita Tumbila, Manager of a Cheshire Aids centre for orphaned children in Kaoma, Zambia (Kaoma Cheshire Care Centre). Rita, a Zambian lady had come to London for help and initially she was looking for medical supplies, food, clothing, and anything else we could send. In particular baby milk and baby food was requested as these were in very short supply and the centre was in financial difficulty.

In 1999 we sent a 40ft. Container to Kaoma to support this project. We travelled to Zambia to visit the centre and see what more we could do to help; this was the beginning of what is now TOUCH Ireland.

Kaoma Cheshire Care Centre

Since then TOUCH Ireland has been involved in starting projects or supporting existing ones, all related to vulnerable children. We now support projects in Zambia, Cameroon, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Brazil and Bangladesh.

 

We also have Child Sponsorship Schemes that help support our projects and provide for the children’s primary and secondary education.

We also have an Education Grand Scheme to send some of the children to college. Please Click to view

We also send Aid Containers to the projects to support the endeavours of the local people running these projects.

 

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