“Join us” virtually on January 31st to celebrate the 8th anniversary of our work on BOSCO (Battery Operated Systems for Community Outreach) in Uganda and forthcoming expansion into South Sudan.
Groups are already set to gather locally for dinner in Gulu, Uganda, Washington DC, and South Bend, Indiana. You can join them by simply sharing a meal with your loved ones, wherever you are, and sending us a greeting on Twitter with the #BoscoDinner hashtag.
On January 31st 2007 – the feast day of Saint John Bosco – the first equipment arrived in northern Uganda to launch emergency solar-powered internet and telephone stations inside six refugee camps. Over the past 8 years we have continued to accompany residents in Uganda as they rebuild communities after conflict and overcome isolation. We’ve now built 28 solar-powered computing centers, three solar microgrids, and curricula that has helped more than 100,000 lifelong learners learn to harness technology to protect human rights, promote entrepreneurship and preserve historical knowledge. In 2015 this work will expand into South Sudan.
This #BoscoDinner is a chance to celebrate stories from the past eight years, and reflect on what the future might have in store. It is also a chance to honor the 127th anniversary of the death of Saint John Bosco, the Catholic Saint who spent his life educating disadvantaged young people suffering the ill effects of early industrialization in Italy that very much inspires our work with BOSCO.
If you would like to support our work financially, simply hit the “donate” button at the bottom of this page and follow directions from there. No donation is required to participate in the dinner.