Welcome to the BOSCO-Uganda Wikispace

Wajoli i Bosco-Uganda Wikispaces



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:

Kwena ma aa ki bot BOSCO -Uganda

  • 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
  • Public Debate between Acan Dano, Minakulu(Oyam) & Atyang-Waroco Kwo (Omoro) ICT Centres by Daniel Komakech Today 1:16 am
    This public debate that was a do or die battle between youth of Atyang-Waroco Kwo ICT centre, Lakwana Sub county, Omoro district and Acan Dano ICT centre, Minakulu Sub County, Oyam district attracted 216 (139 male and 77 female) community members in attendance. This public debate that attracted multitude of crowds bec...
  • Q&A with Fred Maziina, a Technical intern at BOSCO Uganda in partnership with Radio South Sudan. by Daniel Komakech Nov 15, 2017
    Q: In summary, what do you do with BOSCO Uganda?. A:  This programme I am participating in with the technical team of BOSCO Uganda, is for me to work along side and learn from the team, so we can launch BOSCO South Sudan. I learn through practical work that i do together with the team …
  • Impact of BOSCO Uganda through Fire Africa grant by Daniel Komakech Nov 10, 2017
  • Jokodino Okema innovates to preserve community knowledge by Jonathan Marino Nov 9, 2017
    When Gus Zuehlke (BOSCO-USA founder) first traveled to Gulu, he struck up a close friendship with a lay catechist named Godfrey Alanya, from a small village northwest of Gulu called Pagak. Though Godfrey passed in 2005, the relationship he and Gus kindled in Pagak has borne fruit there ever since.  Pagak became o...
  • Q&A with BOSCO-Uganda staff member, George Oduch by Jonathan Marino Nov 9, 2017
     1. How did you come to work at BOSCO? It was in January 2016 that a friend who worked with BOSCO Uganda then approached me about an opening for a Research Supervisor within the organisation. What caught my attention at first with BOSCO was the ability to have transitioned from an organization that gives hand &he...

The History of BOSCO-Uganda:

Kit MA BOSCO-Uganda Ocake Kwede

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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