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
On behalf of the people of Northern Uganda His Grace Archbishop John Baptist Odama, was pleased to accept the Breaking Borders Award for BOSCO. He noted that Northern Uganda is recovering from the over 22 years of war and relentless cultural scouring. Children have grown up almost without hope, seemingly without a future, confronted with the threat of enlistment into child soldiery or sexual slavery, and with the certainty of growing up without the minimal conditions necessary for inheriting the richness of their culture and promise of their land. Continue reading “BOSCO-UGANDA Shares Breaking Borders Award in Technology with Communities”
On Wednesday, 6th April 2011 a group of Japanese young people and adults led by Prof Nagayo Sawa of the University of Tokyo (Department of Arts and Sciences; Human Security Programme/ Anthropology) visited BOSCO Uganda in Gulu, Northern Uganda. The visiting team on study tour had interest in learning more about the BOSCO Uganda program Continue reading “A Japanese Team visits BOSCO Uganda”
BOSCO Uganda is implementing an “ICT for Education and Research Centre” Project in Bardege Division, Gulu Municipality in Northern Uganda.
Currently, with the mission to provide innovative Information and Communication Technology (ICT) solutions using a collaborative and Internet approach to foster socio-economic development and peace building in rural communities in Northern Uganda. Continue reading “BOSCO Uganda “ICT for Education & Research Centre””