Mission & Vision

For eight years 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 and entrepreneurial uses of micro-scale electricity. Initiated in 2006 under the umbrella of Gulu…

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In 2010 BOSCO was named one of three winners of the Breaking Borders Award, offered by Google and Global Voices. The Philippines Center for Investigative Journalism and Kubatana.net were our fellow winners. Check out the announcement here.   In 2014 BOSCO-Uganda Executive Director, Father Joseph Okumu, and BOSCO-USA Board Member, Jonathan Marino, were named as…

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BOSCO USA field visit: implementing teacher exchange.

Interns & Volunteers

BOSCO has benefited from a large community of interns and volunteers over the year. The list below is by no means exhaustive! A.       Local (National) Resource Persons (Volunteers/Interns) M/s Latifah Akello Monica, Trainer of Trainers and volunteer at BOSCO-Uganda Sites of Coope Information Centre ; and Bardege ICT for Education &Research Centre from 2007 to…

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History BOSCO USA was founded by Gus Zuehlke in 2007. Gus had established relationships on prior visits to Gulu with the Archdiocese of Gulu, including the Archbishop John Baptist Odama and Fr Joseph Okumu who is now the BOSCO-Uganda Executive Director. In 2007, northern Uganda was benefeting from a tenuous cease fire, yet nearly 1.7…

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Rev Fr. Joseph Okumu, 
Executive Director of BOSCO-Uganda Fr. Joseph Okumu was born in 1954 in Northern Uganda. He was ordained a priest in July, 1981. He holds an undergraduate degree in Philosophy and Theology (1975-1981), an MA and PhD in Anthropology from the Urban University in Rome (1989-1994), and a Diploma Studies in Education…

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