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:

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  • Engineering growth through Entrepreneurship Essential Skills Training by Robert Komakech Dec 1, 2016
    BOSCO Uganda’s team no longer fancy office work services, with our broad base at the community, we do more outreaches  and now that we have pegged paradigm shift from hands-out to hands-on through business skill training, mentorship and rich networking for experience sharing, these soft skills is a life tim...
  • 30KW solar energy installation at PJPII Laliya takes shape by Robert Komakech Nov 29, 2016
    30KW Solar Energy installation at PJPII has started taking shape, being championed by team of experts from PowerGen company. Providing disconnected communities with clean, efficient, renewable energy on the kilowatt scale to power businesses and schools, with recaptured revenue to support expansion and ...
  • BOSCO Uganda’s Coordination Department & T.A Monitoring visits 2016 by Daniel Komakech Nov 18, 2016
    On November 11, 2016, BOSCO Uganda’s Coordination Department and the Technical Advisor (Christian Schaefer) went  to two of the new ICT Centers of Pagak ICT Centre-Lamogi (Amuru District) and Amuru Lamogi Old Boys and Girls’Association -Amuru District. Again on November 15, 2016, the same team  w...
  • BOSCO Uganda Installs the 30th ICT Centre by Lino Ogora Nov 3, 2016
    On November 1, 2016, BOSCO Uganda’s Technical Department successfully installed another community ICT Centre at Minakulu, located in Oyam District, Northern Uganda. Since 2007 when BOSCO Uganda was founded, the organization has been driven by a vision of creating “open and peaceful rural communities, ...
  • BOSCO Uganda Holds the 4th Business Plan Competition by Lino Ogora Nov 2, 2016
    On October 14, 2016, BOSCO Uganda, through the CE3 Project held its 4th business plan competition. This was the 4th in a serries of business plan competitions that BOSCO Uganda plans to conduct in 2016. Since April 2016, BOSCO Uganda has been holding business plan competitions aimed at improving busines...

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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