BOSCO Uganda is implementing an “ICT for Education and Research Centre” Project in Bardege Division, Gulu Municipality in Northern Uganda.
Currently, with the mission to provide innovative Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions using a collaborative and Internet approach to foster socio-economic development and peace building in rural communities in Northern Uganda. BOSCO Uganda believes that this is strengthened by encouraging and enhancing collaboration between rural and urban/peri-urban youth/communities; to include networking at local, regional, national and international level towards the vision “open and peaceful rural communities, ready to face the challenges and opportunities of the globalized world in the 21st century”
The centre that opened in December 2010 is currently operating at low profile with an average number of 40 people per day who comprise children, youth, students and teachers from neighboring schools and communities. FAL activities are suspended given resource constraints. Major activities include private research, private study and reading, internet surfing. Upcoming activities include web2.0 training and U-Report activities
The overall objective of the “ICT for Education and Research Centre” is : Through the provision of computers and other equipment linked to reliable internet services; training on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Functional Adult Literacy (FAL); mentoring; and engaging content facilitating community dialogue; this project will provide urban & rural communities especially in & out of school young people a unique opportunity to actively contribute and participate in development issues affecting Northern Uganda.