Welcome to ROTOM Canada

Our Vision:
Is to see older persons living dignified and fulfilled lives.

Join us today

Reach One Touch One Ministries (ROTOM) is a non-profit organization supporting older persons and children in their care. It was started in Uganda in 2003 and has grown to become one of the most effective mission organizations supporting older persons in Uganda and Ethiopia.

ROTOM Canada’s mission is to empower older persons and their dependents to attain health and well-being through increasing accessibility of water, food, education, healthcare, shelter, and other necessities.


The need to support older persons and their dependents in Africa is great. The number of people aged 60 and above in Africa is growing. It was estimated at 64.5M in 2015 and is expected to grow at 3.3% from 2015-2050. Therefore, the population of older persons expected to be 103M in 2030 and 205M in 2050.

Unfortunately, this growth in number, is not being matched with growth in support and care. Instead, older persons continue to be the most vulnerable people group on the continent.

To donate, visit our Canada Helps Page or scroll to the bottom!

View Our Gift Guide

We are excited to introduce ROTOM’s gift guide, where you can purchase life-changing supplies such as food, education, and livestock. We hope you take a few minutes to review the guide and consider augmenting your donation by providing additional and much-needed gifts to ROTOM beneficiaries.

Donate to ROTOM’s Village Outreach Centre

ROTOM is building a centre for care in rural Uganda to provide specialized care for supported older persons. There will be assisted and nursing care services to help frail older persons live a dignified life.

The long-term care centre also provides opportunities for learning, socialization, and improved health outcomes through a meeting hall, training opportunities, a comprehensive health clinic, and a food and income security demonstration site. Members of the community will also be encouraged to use the spaces available.