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
  • BOSCO Uganda’s meeting with Alero Youth & Sub County Leaders on the status of Alero ICT Centre (Nwoya) by Daniel Komakech Sep 14, 2017
      Yesterday Wednesday 13th September 2017, BOSCO Uganda jointly held a meeting at Alero sub county headquarter with the leaders (LCIII, CDO, SAS) and the youth (site management committees representative). This meeting that was later adjourned by the LC III Chairperson Mr. Okeny Paul Lawang was successful with the...
  • BOSCO Uganda at the Future Energy Uganda Conference in Kampala by Daniel Komakech Sep 14, 2017
    “Developing and scaling up access to power” is the main objective of the twelfth annual Uganda Energy conference taking place at the minute at the Kampala Serena Hotel. The conference sponsored and organized by Siemens and Uganda’s Ministry of Energy will look at among others: promoting collaboration...
  • The Top Eleven Winners in the Gulu Business Plan Competition by Daniel Komakech Aug 25, 2017
    On Saturday 19th August 2017, there was a do or die business plan competition that attracted talented and business minded entrepreneurs from mainly the North and other Parts of Uganda Prior to the de day of the Business Plan competition, over 200 (two hundred) Entrepreneurs from different parts of Uganda submitted the...
  • Request for Submission of Business Plans by Daniel Komakech Jul 19, 2017
    Are you ready for it? It is finally here! So, get your innovations up and running! BOSCO-Uganda, in consortium with Hive Colab, GWED-G, B-Space, Unreasonable East Africa with funding from Geneva Global, bringing to you the amazing opportunity to present your exceptional business at the first “Gulu Business Plan ...
  • EWB First Visit to Coope, Bungatira, Gulu, Uganda by Daniel Komakech Jun 16, 2017

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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