Welcome to the BOSCO-Uganda Wikispace

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BOSCO (Battery Operated Systems for Community Outreach) is an
effort to bring internet connectivity, VoIP phone service and web 2.0 collaboration training to former Internally Displaced Persons camps in Northern Uganda, in collaboration with the Archdiocese of Gulu.


Announcements from BOSCO-Uganda:

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  • BOSCO is honored to have received the Breaking Borders Award in the technology category.
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  • BOSCO encourages site visitors to check out the User Profile for the Sacred Heart Minor Seminary in Lacor
  • BOSCO is promoting Learning About Living. The site provides users with games, questions and exercises designed for teachers and youth. BOSCO would like to encourage all users to learn about goal setting, HIV/AIDS, relationships and more. The website is an educational tool which even provides teachers with exercises for use in class.
  • Please visit the BOSCO Classroom-to-Classroom Water Quality Mapping Project and see what students have been working on!
  • Check out some videos and photographs from the early days of BOSCO-Uganda!

Recent updates from the BOSCO-Uganda blogs:

BOSCO Uganda
  • BOSCO UGANDA LAUNCHED A 30 KILOWATTS SOLAR POWER IN GULU, UGANDA by Daniel Komakech Mar 23, 2017
        With major sources of commercial energy in Uganda being hydro power, petroleum and biomass based energy, Up to 95 % of population use traditional solid fuels in residential sector for heating, light and cooking. (Source: Uganda & Renewable energy by FUAS) In addition to above, the Electricity Ac...
  • NEW BORN INTO THE BOSCO COMMUNITY ICT CENTRE by Daniel Komakech Mar 17, 2017
    In a continuous ecumenical efforts to narrow the digital divide, enhanced respect of human rights and holistic development in Acholi and Lango Sub region, BOSCO Uganda brought on board a new community group with the name Opoo Lacen Youth group in to a new mutual partnership with BOSCO Uganda. This extension of communi...
  • LAND CONFLICTS IN UGANDA PARTICULARLY NORTHERN UGANDA CASE STUDY AMURU DISTRICT by Daniel Komakech Mar 2, 2017
    My name is Opiyo O Freddie, from Amuru-Lamogi Old Boys & Girls’ Association ICT Centre installed by BOSCO Uganda. Back in 2008 when Peace started to prevail in the Region ,People moved from the Major camps into mini camps and later others proceeded back to their original homeland from various camps in Northe...
  • THE ¬†CAUESES/SOLUTIONS OF LAND CONFLICT IN OUR COMMUNITY by Daniel Komakech Mar 2, 2017
    I AM APIYO ANNA GORETY FROM AMURU LAMOGI OGS AND OBS ASSOCIATION (ALOOA) ICT CENTRE. The Causes of Land Conflict in our community are as follows:   Existence of big families due to high birth rates in our community and as a result, there is scramble for land from the neighborhood families to fit the ...
  • BOSCO Uganda Expands it’s Connectivity in Acholi & Lango Sub region by Daniel Komakech Feb 7, 2017
    2017 being a new year unpacked internet/ intranet access to new villages in Acholi and Lango Sub region.  This opportunity came under new partnership between BOSCO Uganda and FIRE AFRICA (http://www.fireafrica.org), one of Africa’s leading Grants and Awards programmes designed to encourage, support and...

The History of BOSCO-Uganda:

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Twenty years of conflict and displacement have isolated the people of Northern Uganda from the technological developments rapidly evolving in their own country and throughout the world. This isolation and lack of access to 21st century Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) has prevented communities from using the Internet for creative and innovative ways to meet community needs.

Instead, many communities have become reliant on traditional aid. However, today, with peace in Northern Uganda, BOSCO-Uganda believes that we can begin to turn dependency into self-advocacy through the use of innovative and collaborative ICT technologies.

Initiated in 2006 under the umbrella of Gulu Archdiocese, BOSCO Uganda has been implementing a pilot ICT project in 6 IDP-camps in Gulu and Amuru district (including Coo Pe, Unyama, Lacor, Pagak, Pabbo and Jengari). After the successful implementation of Phase I, BOSCO Uganda is currently expanding its activities in Amuru and Gulu and planning the further expansion to Kitgum and Pader Districts.

BOSCO-Uganda uses innovative technology particularly adapted to rural regions. Its internet stations, situated in rural communities and former internally displaced persons camps, consist of low-power, solar powered PCs connected to a high-speed, long-range WiFi Internet connection. Each communication station is linked to other BOSCO sites via a free VoIP telephony network and through a high-speed internal network (INTRANET) content management page.

Moving beyond the provision of technical solutions, BOSCO will be concentrating on the development of both proven and emerging directions for ICT usage. These directions include computer education adapted to the realities of 21st Century global interconnectivity and a Web 2.0 collaborative approach to cooperation with health centres, e-agriculture, educational outreach, e-government, etc.

For more information on BOSCO-Uganda visit the BOSCO Mission Current Programming Page and the BOSCO Strategic Plan Page.

The BOSCO-Uganda Video:Cinema Pa BOSCO-Uganda





The Growing BOSCO Network:Kube me BOSCO Tye Ka Mede

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