History of BOSCO

“Connecting the unconnected” on a delegate’s t-shirt at the 4th annual Summit on Community Networks in Africa at the University of Dodoma, Tanzania, on 28 October 2019.

Battery Operated System for Community Outreach (BOSCO) Uganda is a Non-forProfit Organization (NPO) under the trusteeship of the Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu with registration number B9410051328N on March 9th 2007. BOSCO Uganda was founded as an emergency response to the 1986-2008 government of Uganda and rebel of the Lord’s Resistance Army conflict.

BOSCO Uganda started its activities bringing Internet and Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephony with the help of solar powered PCs to rural areas in Northern Uganda.  Since then, BOSCO Uganda is a leading NPO in the area of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and the only Community Network within Uganda. 

BOSCO Uganda through its network provides essential education content STEM via Kolibri and Intranet to both in and out of school youth to transform the Oral traditions into
written positive cultural values, norms and success stories documented and shared online for others to learn from.

After the 2010 breaking borders google award for
advancing the cause of online free expression in 2012 BOSCO Uganda won Uganda Communication Commission’s annual communication innovation awards in rural e-services  where it extended its charity arm to maintaining some institutions where computer labs were established. 

BOSCO Uganda uses high speed, long-range Wi -Fi frequency of 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz unlicensed spectrum to connect the unconnected communities within rural areas via internet using
modern technology to enable them interact with each other and with people across international boarder in a way that will help  improve their well-being and development through lasting relationship.

BOSCO Uganda now supports over 52 ICT Points of
Presence in Acholi, part of lango and West Nile region
of Northern Uganda.