Universal Technology OUtreach Community Hubs (U-TOUCH)

Founded in 2010, U-TOUCH the World began operating to provide digital skills and resources to improve community youth education and socio-economic transformation. U-TOUCH provides opportunities for young people, women, and children to learn and create innovative solutions to socio-economic challenges. With help from volunteers and partners across the world, U-TOUCH efforts focus on grassroots initiatives fueled by compassion and empathy.

Our programs


We work with vulnerable women and girls living in conditions of extreme poverty to boost their economic and educational participation


We are committed to supporting students throughout their education, and work with the local schools to remove barriers and encourage personal growth

Information Communications and Technology

Our ICT program gives the youth access to the internet and digital technologies, providing them with digital skills, and greatly increasing their opportunities towards employment and entrepreneurial endeavours

Join our community


Give a young person the gift of education

and change their future.

Get Involved

Volunteer or partner with us and impact

the lives of others.

Meet Our Founder

Deborah Plotkin

Born and raised in New York City, with the tragic loss of her father as an infant, Deborah’s hardship resulted in establishing her path of giving a voice and serving those in need both within the US and internationally.

Deborah founded U-TOUCH (Universal Technology Outreach Community Hubs) in 2010 and is Executive Director of the non-profit organization. Deborah spends months annually at the U-TOUCH Technology Hubs in rural communities and is a leader of a strong collaborative U-TOUCH team in San Diego and Uganda.

We're making an impact

Since 2012, over 6,000 U-TOUCH students have graduated in Uganda who have been employed and/or have become entrepreneurs, employing others, and paying it forward by putting children in school, and providing proper health and medical care.

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Our Partners

We establish strategic partnerships to support the implementation of projects
which increase access to essential services for thousands of people.
Our wonderful partners help make our work possible.