On November 1, 2016, BOSCO Uganda’s Technical Department successfully installed another community ICT Centre at Minakulu, located in Oyam District, Northern Uganda.
Since 2007 when BOSCO Uganda was founded, the organization has been driven by a vision of creating “open and peaceful rural communities, ready to face the challenges and opportunities of the globalized world in the 21st century”.
From 2007 onwards, BOSCO Uganda, with support from various partners such as HORIZONT 3000, the Austrian Development Cooperation, University of Notre Dame, Accenture Foundation, HP, Lenovo, UNICEF, Rootio, Fire Africa, and Engineers Without Borders, opened up various community ICT Centres all over northern Uganda.
By the close of 2015, BOSCO Uganda was running 27 ICT Centres in various communities across northern Uganda.
The installation of the new ICT Centre at Minakulu now brings the total number of Community ICT Centres run by BOSCO Uganda in Acholi and Lango Sub-Region to 30.
27 of these ICT centres are located in the Acholi Sub-Region, in the districts of Gulu, Amuru, Omoro, Pader, Agago, Kitgum, and Lamwo, while the remaining three are located in Lango Sub-Region in the districts of Oyam and Lira.
Maintenance of these community ICT centres has been possible as a result of strong partnerships between BOSCO Uganda and local government leaders and community leaders. The ICT Centre in Minakulu will be run in partnership with Acan Dano Youth Group.
BOSCO Uganda intends to install two more ICT Centres by the close of 2016, which will bring the total number of ICT Centres run by BOSCO Uganda to 32.