With the arrival of the SEACOM fiber optic cable late this year, many cities across Kenya, Uganda and the East African region experienced higher speed Internet connections at reduced costs. The cable landed on the coast, in Mombasa, Kenya and slowly made its way toward Kampala, Uganda. Using a local ISP, Uganda Telecom, we received … Continue reading BOSCO doubles its bandwidth!
The newest BOSCO sites to come online in the last two weeks include: St. Jude’s Orphanage and school (near the Catechists Training Center in Gulu); Lacor Seminary (secondary school for young seminarians); Lacor Primary School (where BOSCO volunteer trainer Jokondino teaches, featured here); and finally, Pabo Secondary school (Government run school) which complements the already … Continue reading New BOSCO sites online
Bosco is committed to the mission of overcoming the isolation suffered by the people of Northern Uganda. I am deeply grateful and encouraged by the manner of cooperation between The Archdiocese of Gulu, Horizont3000 and Unicef. Bosco USA stands ready to collaborate by sharing technical expertise and the search for resources to continue further deployments … Continue reading A note from the President of BOSCO (USA)
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
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!
After only a few weeks working in the idp campss, I am already beginning to understand the complexities of development work. Whenever a service is provided or a material item is provided to people who are in very vulnerable situations, such as the internally displaced persons around Gulu, the implications of this give-take relationship can … Continue reading The possibilities!