BOSCOUganda and UNICEF have signed a funding agreement focusing on the further expansion of the ICT activities in Northern Uganda. The project “Connecting Rural Youth – ICT for Participatory Development” is designed for a period of 7 months, beginning in August 2009. Its helps BOSCOUganda to further foster and intensify its computer and internet related … Continue reading UNICEF now supporting BOSCOUganda
It all started early 2007 when a civil servant from Austria was sent to Gulu through HORIZONT3000 in order to support BOSCOUganda and the rural ICT project. OriginsAt that time the first phase of the wireless internet – solar power – computer installations in rural Northern Uganda was almost done. People in several displacement camps … Continue reading Partnership HORIZONT3000 and BOSCOUganda continues
BOSCO-Uganda and War Child Holland are partnering in Pagak (former IDP camp) site to establish a joint ICT training and education center. Today a community meeting was held (see photo on left) where a structure and leadership team was established by the community. Mr Jokondino Okema was elected “Site Administrator” by his fellow community members … Continue reading BOSCOUganda and War Child Holland Partnership
DESPERATE DREAMS AT NOONIt was noon, the sun was extra bright and bitingly hot that which makes a European turn pink, the wind was strong like it could lift a crawling baby. Seated next to me was my eldest brother Richard, on my right was my mother freshly widowed and opposite where I sat was … Continue reading Desperate Dreams at Noon
Hi I am Alfred Kilama, the new member of the BOSCO Team here in Gulu working as a technical assistant. I graduated in Information Technology from Kampala International University in 2005. I then joined Caritas Gulu Archdiocese to do database management.During my time with Caritas, I was handling data from Displaced peoples camps as they … Continue reading Alfreds’ Introduction
Typical Information and Communications Technology (ICT) projects in developing areas of the world focus simply on delivering computers for educational and community use. This basic and simplistic approach has often been tried and the results are varied. Organizations have been committed to sending “refurbished” computers to schools while others have helped start Internet cafes in … Continue reading Building collaborative communities
After a few months of struggles finding new tower alternatives to restore Internet connectivity to our IDP camp sites, the BOSCO technical team has reestablished connectivity at at least 4 of our 6 IDP camp sites which will go back online in the next couple of days. We had previously been using an old 30 … Continue reading Reconnectivity Established
Read BOSCO staff member David Aliker’s story at here. It was Friday morning; I sat restless in the staff room starring at the wall deep in thoughts and reflections about what life is all about. The bell goes but I could not hear even when other teachers are complaining of the time keeper hitting the … Continue reading Meet David Aliker!
One of the challenges of trying to launch an innovative non-profit organization in a former war zone is that on any given day, you can run into serious and unexpected problems that can impede your progress.One story from a couple of months ago best illustrates these surprises and challenges: One morning, I received a call … Continue reading Obstacles We Face are Daunting
It’s been a long while since I have updated my blog here. A lot has been happening with BOSCO since I last posted about our human rights monitoring initiative that we are doing. In fact, you may not have known this, but between the last time I posted and now, I spent about 7 weeks … Continue reading A long overdue update!