BOSCO-Uganda is proud to announce the creation and use of a new logo. The new logo, seen below, is meant to evoke the sense of hope and energy which our mission brings forth through the creative use of solar powered ICT technologies, while bringing the Internet to the most rural corners of northern Uganda. Continue reading “BOSCO-Uganda unveils a new logo!”
Coope Information Centre, one of the longest standing BOSCO-Uganda sites, is currently thriving with an active volunteer base, plenty of locals wanting to be trained, and expansive plans for the future. In fact, the local community is so invested in this project that some members of the community have come forward and donated their own land to the project for future use to build a larger structure to house the ICT equipment. Continue reading “A local ICT site thrives North of Gulu”
One of BOSCO-Uganda’s main objectives has always been to provide a medium through which local communities could build relationships. This medium, of course, is a solar-powered PC with access to the Internet as well as an Intranet that connects all BOSCO-Uganda sites across northern Uganda.
Yet, the job is so much more than just providing the physical ICT infrastructure. True development work is never about just showing up with a piece of equipment, installing it, and saying goodbye forever; it’s just the opposite. Each community that BOSCO-Uganda equipment resides in has its own needs, its own personality, and its own ways of using ICT to improve lives. Continue reading “ICT as a tool for peace building and community building”
On May 18th, BOSCO-Uganda was awarded the Rural E-Services Award and was 1st Runner Up in the Exhibition Competition for the Annual Communications Innovation Award (ACIA) organized by the Uganda Communications Commission (UCC). Launched in 2011, the award “aims to create a channel for identifying, generating interest and recognition of various stakeholders in advancing availability and access to modern and innovative communications services.” Continue reading “BOSCO-Uganda wins another award!”
It’s been nearly 5 years now that BOSCO has been in Gulu, Uganda working with local rural communities to deliver solar powered ICT solutions and Internet capability to the villages. Inveneo was instrumental in our first deployment of our computing stations in 2007. And it was great to stumble across their Flickr feed and see a BOSCO … Continue reading 5 Years Strong!
Some of our rural ICT sites are currently housed in facilities that need upgrading. The technology is modern (solar!) and up-to-date; however, at some of our sites, the structure over the computer is in need of an upgrade to ensure that the equipment is safe and secure. Continue reading “ICT Communities Need Your Help!”
One of BOSCO-Uganda’s points of emphasis going forward is to help community members at each site to develop entrepreneurial activities. This is especially important as people have moved out of the displacement camps across much of the north and small-scale farming is taking place on ancestral lands. Continue reading “What happens when you mix ICT and pigs?”
Coope ICT Centre has recently acquired donated land from a long-time resident, Mzee Edward Okello and his family. The Coope ICT site has been one of BOSCO-Uganda’s longest operating and most successful sites, with a number of dedicated volunteers and community training staff working hard everyday to bring the benefits of the Internet to their local village residents. Continue reading “Great News: Coope ICT Centre Is Growing”
Recently, severe storms in Pabbo severely damaged a secondary school where BOSCO-Uganda currently provides ICT access to secondary school students. During the heavy wind and rain, a large section of corrugated roof was torn from its wooden support beams, leaving much of the school exposed to the elements. The damage to the school could be in the thousands of dollars (USD). BOSCO-Uganda equipment was moved to a location in Pabbo that can continue to be accessed by the students and general public. Donations for repairs are welcome and can be found here. Continue reading “Severe storms in Pabbo damage a BOSCO-Uganda partner school”
On February 24th BOSCO-Uganda hosted a delegation from BBM, a procurement/trading organisation for MIVA-Austria. MIVA-Austria has served the Catholic Church’s mission in the fight against poverty and underdevelopment around the world. Johannes Winkler, the chairperson of BBM and colleague Demmelbauer Norbert of BBM met with BOSCO staff to discuss BOSCO-Uganda programme activities, especially as it … Continue reading BBM Visits BOSCO-Uganda