Recently, severe storms in Pabbo severely damaged a secondary school where BOSCO-Uganda currently provides ICT access to secondary school students. During the heavy wind and rain, a large section of corrugated roof was torn from its wooden support beams, leaving much of the school exposed to the elements. The damage to the school could be in the thousands of dollars (USD). BOSCO-Uganda equipment was moved to a location in Pabbo that can continue to be accessed by the students and general public. Donations for repairs are welcome and can be found here.
BOSCO-Uganda has a number of partnerships with schools both public and private in the northern region surrounding Gulu. Educating students and teachers in the use of technology and providing them access to the internet is an integral part of BOSCO’s mission. Through the provision of internet and ICT access, students are able to enrich their education, access content and ideas previously unavailable to them, and learn new entrepreneurial skills which can contribute to the repair of a stagnant northern Ugandan economy.