BOSCO focuses on providing 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.
Our internet stations, situated in rural communities and former internally displaced persons camps, consist of low-power, solar powered PCs connected to a high-speed, long-range WiFi Internet connection. Each communication station is linked to other BOSCO sites via a free VoIP telephony network and through a high-speed internal network (INTRANET) content management page.
The BOSCO team on the ground in northern Uganda leads the day-to-day implementation of the BOSCO project. This includes:
1. Managing all Internet sites in the Amuru and Gulu Districts in Northern Uganda.
2. Developing content, with a focus on education and peace building, for BOSCO’s Intranet system.
3. Supporting the expansion of BOSCO Uganda through new proposals and partnerships.
4. Managing communications between local, regional and international stakeholders in partnership with BOSCO USA.
Moving beyond the provision of technical solutions, BOSCO will be concentrating on the development of both proven and emerging directions for ICT usage. These directions include computer education adapted to the realities of 21st Century global interconnectivity and a Web 2.0 collaborative approach to cooperation with health centres, e-agriculture, educational outreach, e-government, micro-solar electrification, entrepreneurial training, etc.
In the long run, BOSCO envisions open and peaceful rural communities, ready to face the challenges and opportunities of the globalized world in the 21st century.