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:

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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:

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  • IN THEIR OWN WORDS: Inspirational Quotes from 3 Participants of the Entrepreneurship Essentials Course by Lino Ogora Nov 13, 2015
    In this brief blog post we would like to share with you three very brief quotes from three participants who have joined BOSCO Uganda’s Entrepreneurship Club which was formally launched on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Bosco Uganda Entrepreneurship Club aims to bring aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners ...
  • Bosco Uganda kicks off Entrepreneurship Club at Bardege ICT Center by Lino Ogora Nov 3, 2015
    On Tuesday, October 27, 2015 Bosco members officially launched the Entrepreneurship Club at Bardege ICT center. Bosco’s Entrepreneurship Club, an initiative of the CE3 project kicked off at 3:15pm and ran until around 5:30pm. It was attended by 20+ participants who were mobilized through radio announcements, wor...
    BOSCO Uganda in Conjunction with Peace Together Organized a Community Fair that took Place on 31st Sept 2nd Oct 2015. The event aims at bringing youth from the various ICT centres together for experience sharing, online blogging and dialoguing on controversial issues that affect community members. The event featured;-...
    BOSCO Uganda under the CE3 Project will today start a new phase of  Computer based Entrepreneurship trainings in the two ICT Centres of Bar-dege and Coo-pee. The training is targeting youths who are able to utilize these skills for sustainable livelihoods. Help BOSCO Uganda reach out to these categories of youths...
  • GLAD TO JOIN THE BOSCO FAMILY by Lino Ogora Aug 21, 2015
    Greetings from Lino and Pamela. We are two new staff members who joined the BOSCO Uganda family on 1st August 2015. We have both lived and worked in northern Uganda for many years now. Prior to joining BOSCO Uganda, Pamela worked at Child Fund Uganda, Save the Children, and ACORD. She is a program management …

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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