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 from Makerere University (1998). He has worked as a Docent in Uganda’s National Seminary in Northern Uganda (1982-1986), as an assistant parish priest in Kitgum, Northern Uganda (1987-1988), a Cultural Anthropology Research Fellow in Northern Uganda, and is currently also the Director of Catechetical Training Institute in the Archdiocese of Gulu. He is a Postulator of the Cause of Beatification of the Servant of God Angelo Negri MCCJ. He is fluent in Acholi, English, and Italian. He also writes and readers Latin and Kiswahili.
Skype ID = joseph.okumu1
Phone: 0772 613517
Sr. Betty was born in Fort portal, Western Uganda in 1973. Her ancestral home is Agago District, Northern Uganda.
Sr. Betty currently is pursuing an MBA from Gulu University Uganda; and holds BA in Sciences & Praxis of Human Development from the Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) in Nairobi, Kenya. She also holds a Post graduate diploma in Financial Management from Uganda Management Institute Uganda and Post graduate diploma in Conflict Management from Gulu University Uganda. She holds an undergraduate Diploma in Human Development from CUEA-Nairobi-Kenya; as well as a Certificate in Public Administration from Makerere University-Gulu Branch.
Sr. Betty is a religious nun belonging to the Congregation of the Little Sisters of Mary Immaculate of Gulu. She professed in 1998 and finalist of the Congregation.
Sr Betty has taught at St Joseph’s Catechists Training Center (CTC) for the last 9 years and served as the CTC accountant for 6 years. At BOSCO Uganda, Sr Betty is the Finance Administrator & Accountant, whose roles include taking responsibility of all books of account, preparing monthly trial balances, giving financial up-dates and preparing the annual budget. Sr Betty has experience in financial & personnel management. She has also facilitated a number of trainings and workshops for Catechists’ wives, Secondary School Children and NGO staff on: income generating activities, financial management, record keeping, peace building and conflict management respectively. She speaks Acholi, English & abit of Kiswhali. She enjoys reading and computing in her spare time. She is a very peaceful person generally outgoing and friendly to all.
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Phone: 0772 325261
Skype ID: b.atim
Alfred graduated with a degree in Information Technology from Gulu University in 2013; and a diploma in Information Technology from Kampala International University in 2005. He first worked for the CARITAS Gulu Archdiocese doing database management until 2007. Alfred joined BOSCO-Uganda in 2008 and was delegated supervision of routine checking and maintenance of the BOSCO-Uganda systems, including wireless antennas, low power computers, batteries and solar systems. He also designs network diagrams, takes coordinates for new sites, trains other technical persons, does record keeping of equipment and inventory and researches new technologies to improve the already existing deployments.
Skype ID = alfred.kilama
Stella Akiteng currently serves as a Project Coordinator at BOSCO Uganda. Her roles & responsibilities include: To look after specific project areas funded by respective donors, Represent the views of the organisation in the project areas in question; Contribute towards broadening and sustaining the funding base of BOSCO; Conduct Needs Assessments, develope Monitoring & Evaluation tools; Build & Maintain Rapport with BOSCO Stakeholders.
Stella is pursuing an MA (Arts) in Communications from Antlantic International University, Honolulu-Hawaii; and holds a BA(Arts) in Communication Skills and English Language Studies from Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda. Through partnerships, she has undergone a series of trainings in Forum Theatre (Eastern Africa Workcamps Association, UNESCO and Coordinating Committee for International Voluntary Services-CCIVS), Youth Cooperation Programme (Ms. Uganda/Ms. Exchange Department-Denmark, Eastern Africa Workcamps Association), Child Protection (UNICEF,Gulu District Local Government & Heilbrunn department of population and family planning-Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health), Peace & Conflict Studies (Institute for Peace & Conflict Studies-Tanzania) and Youth Work (Youth Training Institute-Bungoma and Daystar University-Nairobi, Kenya). She has also served children, youth, refugees and IDPs with local NGOs in Uganda; which has also earned her experience in Leadership/Management, Training/ Facilitation, Mentoring and presenting papers.
Stella is originally from Kumi District, North Eastern Uganda. She enjoys taking advantage of every opportunity to learn towards positive development. She loves traveling; nature, art & craft; and is a fun of country music.
Skype ID: Akiteng
Daniel joined BOSCO-Uganda in November 2011 as an IT Field Coordinator. He oversees sites in Gulu, Pader, Agago and Lira Districts, conducts basic trainings, assesses community sustainability plans, follows up on user statistics and reports field activities back to BOSCO-Uganda project coordinators. Before BOSCO, Daniel was a researcher at Innovations for Poverty Action. He has a Bachelors degree in Information Technology from Mbarara University of Science and Technology.
Skype ID: danielkomakech
Robert holds a Bachelors Degree of Information Technology from Ndejje University (2010), joined BOSCO-Uganda in November 2011, as Field Coordinator in charge of BOSCO ICT sites in the districts of Amuru, Nwoya, Kitgum and Lamwo of Acholi Sub Region. His roles and responsibilities include but not limited to; Program Induction /Orientation of the new sites, Organizing community dialogues on program awareness and sensitization, Liaising with respective Local Governments, different stakeholders and development partners, ensuring effective and efficient application of ICT basic skills training package, Monitoring and ensuring quality implementation of organization programme activities, ensuring efficient application of Monitoring and Evaluation tools in all sites, assisting the Technical Department in execution of assigned ICT duties.
Robert also has a certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation from Uganda Management Institute (UMI)-Gulu Branch (2012) and currently pursuing a Post graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management (PPM) at Gulu University. Born in the Northern region, Robert is rich with the culture and tradition of Acholi sub region and very fluent in Luo-Mother tongue, English; he knows basic conversative Kiswahili and Luganda
Skype ID = komexoruk
Jacob is a Technician at BOSCO-Uganda tasked with but not limited to Monitoring the Network Traffic, ensuring that all sites are up and running, quick response to emergency calls from the sites.
A native of Gulu, Uganda, Jacob lived in the North, Central and East of the country before settling in the capital of the greater North where he now makes his home.
Prior to joining BOSCO-Uganda in 2011, As a student, He volunteered with Concordia Volunteers Abroad Program (CVAP) in Gulu from 2007 to 2008. He worked as a Data Clerk and a senior Linen Keeper at Churchill Courts Hotel Gulu from 2009 to 2010; He was later employed in the Accounts section of BJ’z Bar and Grill still in Gulu between 2010 and 2011. Jacob holds a Diploma in Computer Science from Gulu University (Gulu) and currently pursuing a Bachelor of Information and Communication Technology from the same University.
He can be contacted on:
Web: email@example.comSkype: Jacob.oketayot
Phone: +256 776967366
Okot Solomon Nono Holds a Bachelors Degree in Information Technology from Islamic University in Uganda, Mbale Main Campus (2012), CISCO Certificate of Certified Networking Associate (CCNA) from Islamic University in Uganda (2011-2012), Certificate in Microsoft Applications from Luxury Computers Uganda Gulu Branch (2012) and currently pursuing a Post Graduate Diploma in Project Planning and Management from Gulu University. He has worked as I.T Assistant at Gulu District Local Government (June- December 2012), He also worked as I.T/Logistic Assistant at Bladina Safety and Wares Limited (January-April 2013) and joined BOSCO-Uganda in May 2013, as Project Assistant (Training).
He is a born of Gulu, Northern Uganda, an Acholi with knowledge of most dances and Tradition with very good Luo and English, a little Knowledge of French and Kiswahili, he like Watching and playing football, Athletics, Traveling, Making Friends, New Technology.
At BOSCO-Uganda as a Project Assistant (Training), Solomon assists in the application and follow up of the different training packages (Web 2.0 & Office Applications, Basic Maintenance & Management of ICT Equipment; Management & Leadership) to include assisting in the application of Monitoring & Evaluation tools, assisting the technical team in system Administration and other technical duties as assigned by the Technical department in the different ICT sites in Northern Uganda.
Skype ID = okot.solomon
Phone: 0777138686/0792138686 Twitter: @sokotnono
Fiona started working with Bosco Uganda at Bardege ICT Centre in 2010, and is now based in the BOSCO-Uganda main office where she focuses on office and clerical support duties. da main office still doing the same duties and responsibilities up to now. She is also currently pursing a National Diploma in Accounting and Finance with Northern Institute of Business Studies NIBS in Gulu and and plans to finish in June 2015.
In the Academic year 2012/2013 Fiona enrolled for a certificate in Secretarial and Information Management from Gulu University which led to a Certificate in Secretarial and Information Management.
She started a Uganda Advance level of Education in 2009 and completed in 2010 from Kitigum Town College where she obtained Uganda Advance Certificate of Education (UACE) certificate.
From 2005 to 2008 she pursed Uganda Ordinary Certificate of Education from Gulu High school and obtained Uganda Certificate of Education (UCE) Certificate.
Sharon Awachango – Accounts Assistant
Sharon joined BOSCO in May 2013 as an Accounts Assistant performing various roles and responsibilities in relation to accounting and Finance. Sharon is very outgoing and loves challenging tasks, creativity and innovations. She holds a Bachelors in Business Administration (Accounting Option) from Gulu University, A Postgraduate diploma in Financial Management from Uganda Management Institute (Gulu Branch) and currently pursuing professional Accounting Qualification (Certified Public Accountants) from the Institute of Certified Public Accountant – Uganda.
Before BOSCO she worked for Literacy and Adult Basic Education (Administrative Assistant), Uganda Red cross Society Gulu Branch (Accountant) The Electoral Commission ( sub county Elections Supervisor), CAP-Uganda (Finance/ operations manager), and Invisible Children (Research Assistant)
Skype ID: sharonawachango
Mary Lorna – Technical Project Assistant
Mary Lorna joined BOSCOUganda in June 2013 as a Project Assistant-Technical. In that role she supports inventory management of items, online network monitoring, installation of solar power systems to the sites, attending to the sites/clients complaints, troubleshooting of power outbreaks and network at the main office and the sites, deployment and installation of Computer systems to the sites, maintaining and repairing of computer hardwares and softwares in the office and partially to the sites in case of breakages.
Prior to BOSCO she volunteered with Human Rights Focus as an IT Specialist and Access Database Manager from November 2012 to May 2013, worked as a Data Entrant with Human Rights Focus Research Project in October 2012.
She graduated from Gulu University in January 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and her thesis was on a Mobile Phone Application for agriculture called Mobile Market. She is currently pursuing a Postgraduate Diploma in Procurement and Supply Chain Management from Gulu University.
She is an Acholi with strong Love for the culture. She speaks Luo and English. She likes playing netball and volleyball, watching basketball, listening to music more so country ones, computing, adventuring, discovering, creative jokes and funs, Challenges, surrounding herself with people who discuss ideas.