Mission”Provide innovative ICT (Information and Communication Technology) using a collaborative, web-based approach to foster social and economic development and peace building in rural communities in northern Uganda”
Vision“Open and peaceful rural communities, ready to face the challenges and opportunities of the globalized world in the 21st century”
Since 2007, BOSCO has been working in solidarity with residents of northern Uganda to recover from decades of conflict and displacement. Our work helps communities turn isolation and aid-dependency into self-advocacy through the use of innovative and collaborative ICT technologies powered by micro-scale electricity.
Under the umbrella of Gulu Archdiocese, BOSCO Uganda began implementing a pilot ICT (Information and Communication Technology) Project in 6 IDP-camps in Gulu and Amuru district (including Choo Pe, Unyama, Lacor, Pagak, Pabbo and Jengari). This ICT Project focused on linking community centers, secondary schools, hospitals and parishes to the internet, giving the community the ability to connect with the outside world and share their story. The huge success of this first phase motivated BOSCO to expand its activities even further.
Currently, BOSCO Uganda is monitoring the progress of over 30 established ICT centers in Gulu, Amuru, Kitgum, Pader and Lira Districts, and continually growing its network. We work everyday to make the vision of open and peaceful rural communities a reality. Our mission is to create a technology-rich future that sustains heritage, strengthens rights, and inspires entrepreneurial efforts that improve the world.