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:

BOSCO Uganda
  • Additional 62 Participants Trained on Entrepreneurship Essentials and ICT by Lino Ogora Oct 11, 2016
    BOSCO Uganda, through the CE3 Project, has completed another training for 62 participants. The three weeks training took place at BOSCO Uganda’s Bardege ICT Center from September 13 – 29, 2016.  The participants attended training sessions twice a week on Tuesdays and Thur...
  • Enhancing Human Rights & Development Through ICT by Lino Ogora Oct 6, 2016
    From Monday 19, to Saturday 24, September 2016, BOSCO Uganda’s Field Coordination Department successfully conducted a 5 days’ training for 25 participants from the districts of Gulu, Oyam, Amuru, and Nwoya. The participants were drawn from 5 out of 32 ICT Centres that BOSCO Uganda operates across...
    On 27 and 28 September 2016, BOSCO Uganda’s Technical department completed the installation of a new ICT Centre in Amuru Parish, Amuru District. The centre has been named “Amuru Lamogi Old Girls and Old Boys Association ICT Centre”. It is the first of five ICT Centres that BOSCO Uganda intends to ins...
  • AGE IS JUST A NUMBER: A Tale of Two Elderly Women Who Endured to Complete 6 Weeks of Entrepreneurship Essentials Training by Lino Ogora Sep 2, 2016
    From March to July 2016, BOSCO Uganda, through its mentorship research project trained more than 150 Gulu-based local businessmen in Entrepreneurship Essentials (EE), using a six topic, six week computer-based training program. In this blog article, written by Aloyo Diana who is a facilitator of the EE course, we shar...
    My name is Canwat James. I am a 23 year old youth who was born in Mudur village in Paracere Parish, Ogili Sub-county Palabek, Lamwo district which I left many years ago due to rebel insurgency. I operate my business in Gulu main market (basement) where I sew buttons, print names and designs on clothes …

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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