By Sarah Lovejoy I heard a familiar voice coming from the radio in a small roadside shop where I’d stopped to buy some airtime. It was US President Barack Obama. More exciting than hearing his voice, however, was the knowledge that we were standing on the same continent. I paused to listen, and the shop-owner … Continue reading “Power Africa” initiative could help continent surge forward
BOSCO-Uganda would like to wish all our partners and users in Uganda and around the world a Happy New Year!
2012 was another successful year for BOSCO-Uganda as plans were made for future expansion into new areas in northern Uganda and key partnerships were secured that will help us bring innovative ICT solutions and entrepreneurial training to new and existing locations across northern Uganda. Continue reading “Closing Out 2012 and Looking Forward to 2013”
BOSCO-Uganda is proud to announce an exciting and innovative new partnership with the University of Notre Dame’s Initiative for Global Development, the 31 Lengths Campaign, and Educate! to bring solar powered micro grids, Internet connectivity, and entrepreneurial training to a number of sites in northern Uganda. Accenture and the Accenture foundations have funded the initial pilot portion of the grant for $550,o00 over two years. Continue reading “BOSCO joins new connectivity, entrepreneurial training, smart electrification study”
Investing in communities is paramount to BOSCO – Uganda since it helps to get community perspectives on ICT4D. By engaging communities to discuss strategies they would use to jealously guard the equipment installed by BOSCO – Uganda and sustain the community centres is a strategy BOSCO is using to avoid the mentality of donor dependent and advocate for holistic community development. Continue reading “BOSCO-UGANDA Embarks on Community Responsibility and Sustainability Through Dialogue”
On Wednesday 11th of May 2011 Mr. Vijit Ratnarajah, Chief Technical Advisor of the ICT program for United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO-Business Information Networking) visited BOSCOUganda on official mission focusing on the approaches BOSCOUganda is using through ICT to foster development and peacebuilding in Northern Uganda. In the picture above Mr. Vijit chatting with Fr. Joseph the Director of BOSCOUganda and Peter Fruehwirth the Technical Advisor with Horizont3000 Continue reading “United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) visit BOSCOUganda”
In partnership with UNICEF, BOSCO Uganda handed over 2 laptops to Unyama National Teachers College (Unyama NTC) in Gulu District-Northern Uganda on Monday, 27th September 2010. Under the UNICEF Small Scale Fund, BOSCO Uganda is consolidating five existent sites (Unyama NTC, Choope Community Site, Lacor Primary School and Pabbo Comprehensive School) by adding more computers, … Continue reading Enhancing Communication for Rural Development
The majority of families in post conflict Northern Uganda have returned to their original villages and are engaging in intensive agriculture, the main source of income and food. Although there is relative peace, Children are still the most vulnerable the majority are orphaned, family heads and school drop-outs. Girls are married off at an early … Continue reading Rural Children and the Internet
Check out this documentary on BOSCO Uganda’s efforts towards Breaking the Silence in Northern Uganda…a journey to sustainable development. Continue reading “Breaking the Silence”-BOSCOUganda
Communities Empower Themselves-A Case of Choope ICT Community Site Continue reading “Lets support communities in ICT4D” by Stella Akiteng, BOSCO Uganda
Over at Project Diaspora, TMS Ruge responds to challenges from OLPC. A lot of what he says in this post makes me think of BOSCO-Uganda (as it is now and also where we want to see it go). I think a central question to the OLPC debate, as well as to the rampant spread of … Continue reading building ICT+ programs.