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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 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.

Recent updates from the BOSCO-Uganda blogs:

BOSCO Uganda

  • SUCCESSFUL PEOPLE NEVER REACH THEIR GOALS ALONE by Daniel Komakech Jul 13, 2018Throughout my life, the skill of knowing computer kept on haunting me. Though I could move to the next level of education, I could never feel okay. It was like something was still missing in me. Immediately I sat for my A-level in 2011 from LIRA PALWO SS, I could keep on staying with my …
  • MY HEALTH JOURNEY-SAYS JANE MARGARET ADONG by Daniel Komakech Jul 13, 2018An article on my health journey Written from Gwokke Keni ICT Center (13/06/2018) My name is Jane Margaret Adong aged 53, Lango by tribe but an Acholi by marriage, a resident of Oporot Central, Patongo Town Council, Agago district-Uganda. I am the Chairperson of the above group. I tested HIV positive in 2002 from Kitgu…
  • Public Debate between Acan Dano, Minakulu(Oyam) & Atyang-Waroco Kwo (Omoro) ICT Centres by Daniel Komakech Nov 20, 2017This public debate that was a do or die battle between youth of Atyang-Waroco Kwo ICT centre, Lakwana Sub county, Omoro district and Acan Dano ICT centre, Minakulu Sub County, Oyam district attracted 216 (139 male and 77 female) community members in attendance. This public debate that attracted multitude of crowds bec…

The History of BOSCO-Uganda:

Kit MA BOSCO-Uganda Ocake Kwede

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%20Mission%20and%20Current%20ProgrammingBOSCO-Uganda sites in a larger map

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