The Battery-Operated System for Community Outreach (BOSCO) Uganda a non-for-profit organization under the trusteeship of the Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu was established in April of 2007, to bring Internet and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to rural areas of Northern Uganda to help end the isolation from the rest of the world. This was a time when Northern Uganda was coming out from a long-protracted war that lasted two decades (1986-2008) between Government of Uganda (GoU) and the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA).
We are legally registered and have been offering a wide range of hi-tech services including providing high speed internet to rural and urban communities, content management and social media solutions. We have in-house experience in implementing and managing wireless Community Networks including Content Management Systems (CMS) solutions in supporting communities discover their own potential for development.
Our mission is to provide innovative information and communication technology (ICT) solutions using a collaborative and web-based approach to foster socioeconomic development and peace building in rural communities in northern Uganda.
BOSCO Uganda’s thematic areas of operation are; ICT and computer education for rural communities; ICT for sustainable rural development, livelihood and income generation; research and installation of innovative ICT technologies for rural areas; and preservation of cultural values. It supports 56 ICT and Development Centres with over 60,000 beneficiaries in the Northern and West Nile regions in Uganda.