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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  • Youth organise a Community Fair in partnership with BOSCO-Uganda by sakiteng Apr 1, 2014
      The Community Fair funded by the Austrian Development Cooperation and DKA-Austria through HORIZONT3000 and organized by the youth of Alero ICT Youth Centre in Nwoya District-Northern Uganda in partnership with Battery Operated Systems for Community Outreach-Uganda (BOSCO-Uganda) attracted 300-500 … Contin...
  • “Engineers Without Borders” by sakiteng Aug 11, 2013
    By: Maureen Connelly Engineers Without Borders (EWB) is an organization that creates sustainable engineering solutions for communities in need across the globe. My EWB story begins in the Gulu District of Northern Uganda. As a member of the Notre Dame … Continue reading →
  • “Power Africa” initiative could help continent surge forward by Kevin Bailey Jul 26, 2013
    By Sarah Lovejoy I heard a familiar voice coming from the radio in a small roadside shop where I’d stopped to buy some airtime. It was US President Barack Obama. More exciting than hearing his voice, however, was the knowledge … Continue reading →
  • Towers for northern Uganda: BOSCO-Uganda Aims to Expand ICT Infrastructure by Kevin Bailey Jul 4, 2013
    He’s installed, repaired, or maintained 339 communications towers worldwide, has a patent for a certain type of cellular tower structure and, already this year, he’s logged over 80,000 miles of international flights. Jim Hulse and his wife Connie have endured … Continue reading →
  • Three Lessons on Life in Gulu by Kevin Bailey Jun 30, 2013
    By Sarah Lovejoy Usually, “we’ve come so far” is just a passing phrase, implying change or growth but not necessarily distance. In reflecting on my past few weeks, however, I discover much of both. I’ve flown 14,603 miles from the … Continue reading →

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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