The iTouch foundation launched its flagship project in 2015 in honour of, and inspired by, Feroza Adam. This Legacy programme is dedicated to empowering disadvantaged women through skills development and mentorship programs.
Since inception we have had the opportunity and privilege to upskill many women from different walks of life, and witness their growth to becoming independent film makers, creating new opportunities for themselves and those within their communities.
To assist in transformation and improvement of the standard of living for Africans through partnerships, skills development, mentorships and volunteerism. Encourage entrepreneurship and poverty alleviation.
We provide opportunities for learning and development with a focus on media, communications and information technologies. We currently support individuals, organisations and NGO’s working with young people.
To foster partnerships locally and internationally that will raise awareness and support for young Africans who are interested in media, communications, information technologies, apps, gaming and new technologies.
In 2015 iTouch Foundation started a bursary and internship programme. The foundation sponsored four Computer Science students completing their 3rd year at the University of Cape Town. The foundation has extended support to two students doing their honors in 2016. During the semester breaks iTouch also runs an internship programme with the bursars.
Global Child Forum is an independent, global multi-stakeholder platform for informed dialogue and thought leadership on how to advance children’s rights in support of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. The Global Child Forum aims at gathering leaders from business, governments, academia and civil society in a joint effort to implement children’s rights. iTouch was invited to participate in the GCF, and in particular we focused on responsible marketing to children. We believe companies must ensure that their communication and marketing approaches are conducted in the best interest of the child.
Project Playground is a non-profit organisation, founded in 2010, engaging over 800 vulnerable children and youth in townships outside Cape Town in South Africa as well as 100 vulnerable children and youth from the lower social economic areas around Stockholm Sweden. Their vision is a world where every child and youth grow up with a belief in the future and the opportunity to positively impact their own lives.
In September 2015, the United Nations launched the Global Goals. If they are met, these 17 goals, with their ambitious targets, could end extreme poverty, fight inequality and tackle climate change over the next 15 years. The goals are designed to safeguard the health and future of the planet and everyone on it. The best chances of meeting the goals is if everyone on the planet knows about them.