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:

BOSCO Uganda
  • VIVA!! BOSCO UGANDA: DESMOND ADUPA‚ÄôS INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE by Lino Ogora Jul 20, 2016
    Desmond Adupa is a second year student pursuing a degree in information and communication technology (ICT) from Gulu University. He is currently undertaking an internship with BOSCO Uganda. He shares his experience of the internship below. When you think about interning at an IT company, say somewhere like Bosco Ugand...
  • OUR INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE THUS FAR: A WORD FROM LUKE & ELLEN, UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME INTERNS by Lino Ogora Jul 18, 2016
    Luke Brennan and Ellen McCourt arrived from the University of Notre Dame in the beginning of June to complete a two-month internship with BOSCO-Uganda. As their time comes to an end, here is what they have to say about their experience thus far: Luke: “When Ellen and I arrived in early June, we were warmly …
  • Empowering People Socially and Economically through Hands on Training in Liquid Soap, Candle and Cake Making by Lino Ogora Jul 13, 2016
    Soap, candles and cakes are basic items we use in our everyday lives of people, and yet many people do not know how they are made. With the right ingredients and a few hours of time, the items can be easily made from the comfort of one’s home. With this in mind, BOSCO Uganda organized …
  • BOSCO UGANDA HOLDS BUSINESS PLAN COMPETITION by Lino Ogora Apr 28, 2016
    On Saturday 16 April 2016, the ECU – Entrepreneurship Club Uganda, sponsored by BOSCO Uganda held its first business plan competition at Bardege ICT Centre. The ECU was formed on Tuesday 12 January 2016, by 44 graduates who had completed the Entrepreneurship Essentials Course. The ECU is an initiative of BOSCO U...
  • CE3 business plan competition, April 16 by bosco_jrich Apr 14, 2016
    This Saturday BOSCO Uganda will hold its first business plan competition at Bardege ICT Library. This competition is conducted under BOSCO’s CE3 project with financial support from the University of Notre Dame and Accenture Foundation. Participants will submit a written business plan and then present to a panel ...

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.

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