Touch Organisation wants to make a difference

By Drum Digital
27 May 2013

The Touch Organisation is the brainchild of four women who set out to make a difference.

These women had a simple vision: to create an organisation that would harness that power of women in order to bring about a positive change in their community.

The organisation is committed to creating a sustainable change. As Thobeka Mathebula, one of the founders of the group says:  “We aim to create a sustainable environment for the growth and improvement of our community”

It all started after a ladies conference was held. The women at the conference were discussing their social lives and the difficulties that they faced. They soon realised that they were facing many of the same problems. Together Thobeka, Vuyo, Sphiwe and Pretty joined forces along with 30 other women to tackle these challenges.

Common challenges that are faced in the community and in particular by the youth include: teen pregnancy, job creation, orphans, school dropouts, drug addiction and abuse.  The Touch Organisation has set out to identify solutions to these problems, as well as giving advice and mentorship to other young women.

The organisation aims to help all the youth in the community that require assistance, by activating the power of women. Anyone is welcome to join the organisation provided that they share the desire to help others in the community.

They have done so by utilising simple strategies to raise funds such as: car washes, gardening services, domestic programmes and concerts. These are all in aid of the programmes that the organisation runs.

Positive change is made when ordinary people set out to make a difference.

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