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  • BOSCO-Uganda Achievements 2009-2010
  • Organizational Structure Achievements
  • Established organisational structure and hierarchy
    • Bishop as trustee
    • Local BoD
    • Local staff
    • H3000 and BOSCO-USA as consulting oversight organisations
  • Expansion of human resources
    • Hiring of local staff
    • 2 project coordinators
    • 1 technical assistant
    • Executive Director and Accountant roles clarified
    • BOSCO now has 7 full-time staff and support
  • Moving into permanent office space at CTC Old BOSCO “office” New BOSCO office within CTC
  • Completed strategic plan for 2009-2010
  • New Accounting System and Bank Accounts put in place
    • ICT friendly accounting system put in place
    • Exclusive bank account separate from CTC account – Centenary Bank, Gulu
  • Finalized organizational policy documents
    • Financial regulations policy completed
    • Staff policies completed and implemented
  • Technical Achievements
  • Redeployment of BOSCO network
    • Redeployed to all original BOSCO sites using Coope water tower as a hub
    • Connected to Gulu town via Radio Maria Tower
  • Transfer of Network Server Server formerly resided in Caritas social communications office A new server was utilized and transferred to the BOSCO office at the CTC
  • Technical Capacity Building
    • Inveneo workshop training in Kisumu sponsored by H3000
    • On site handover of technical duties
  • ADSL Internet bandwidth is doubled
    • From 256 kbps to 512 kbps
    • UTL remains ISP provider for BOSCO
  • Doubled the amount of sites we operate in
    • 22 sites currently including both private and community sites
    • New Sites:
      • Pabo S.S.
      • Pabo P7
      • Lacor Primary
      • St. Jude Orphanage
      • St Mary’s College Lacor
      • Holy Rosary Nursery School
      • Bardegge Division local govmt. Office
      • Augustino House – Lacor
      • Srs. of St. Joseph – Cathedral
      • Radio Maria
      • Lacor Seminary
      • Unyama National Teachers College
  • Planned 2 year network expansion plan
    • 12 new sites proposed in 2 year Unicef budget
    • Entry into Kitgum and Pader Districts
    • Strengthening existing sites
  • BOSCO Site Administration Achievements
  • Signing of 1 st Round Site MoUs
    • Established Site Managers
    • Established BOSCO training volunteers
    • 39 BOSCO training volunteers registered
  • Signing of 2 nd Round Site MoUs
    • Clarified roles
    • Renewed commitments of site volunteers and managers
  • Development of income generation projects at sites
    • Phone charging implementing to help raise community commitment to ADSL bandwidth fees
  • ICT Training Achievements
  • Designed and Published Web 2.0 Training Manual and Curriculum
    • Manual used at all sites to guide training volunteers in their lessons
    • Covers Web 2.0 skills: BOSCO Intranet, email, wikispaces, blogs, social media, Google maps, among others
    • Posted: http://www.bosco-uganda.wikispaces.net/BOSCO+Web+2.0+Training+Manual
  • Continued implementation of Web 2.0 Training of Trainers (ToT) ICT programming
    • Training was ongoing throughout the year at 8 community sites, including rural primary and secondary schools
    • Curriculum centered on teaching people functional Web 2.0 skills that can fuel collaboration in their community with various stakeholders
  • Developed and guided user generated Web 2.0 content
    • Two functional Web 2.0 collaboration hubs developed:
      • BOSCO Intranet (bosco.home)
      • BOSCO Wikispaces site (bosco-uganda.wikispaces.net)
    • Taking advantage of high band-width intranet and making efficient use of smaller internet pipe
  • Implemented Unicef small-scale funding for Web 2.0 training
    • 485 total people trained; 374 youth trained in basic Web 2.0 ICT skills
    • Level 1 Web 2.0 Certification is awarded
    • Increased usage of network corresponding with community trainings
      • Network monitoring tool shows that usage of network increased dramatically as formal trainings began
  • Hosted advanced training Web 2.0 ICT workshop for lead site volunteers
    • 14 participants from 7 sites attended our 4 day advanced workshop
    • These site leaders will then go back to their communities and become advanced ICT trainers at their sites
    • An example of published results: http: //okemajokon . blogspot .com/2010/01/as-name-suggests-acholiland-is-being-re.html
  • Launched “Bridging Classrooms and Cultures” collaboration project
    • Connecting classrooms from Uganda to classrooms in US via our Wikispaces site
    • Students collaborate on educational projects at http://bridgingclassroomsandcultures.bosco-uganda.wikispaces.net
    • Piloting water-quality monitoring project: http://www. bosco-uganda . wikispaces .net/Mapping+Project
  • Partnerships and Fundraising Achievements
  • Unicef
    • Partnered with Unicef on small-scale funding proposal to expand to 5 new sites and implement Web 2.0 training
    • Finalizing a 2 year partnership with Unicef to expand network to 12 new sites and strengthen current sites; will expand into Kitgum and Pader Districts
  • Horizont3000
    • Have maintained partnership with Horizont3000 (Austrian Organization for Development cooperation) for the past 3 years
    • They provide:
      • A full-time advisor for organizational development
      • Technical training/capacity buiding
      • Installation
      • Funding
  • BOSCO (USA)
    • BOSCO USA Board of Directors in South Bend, Indiana, USA
    • Providing funding and technical support
    • Support full-time communications envoy in Gulu
  • War Child Holland
    • Partnered with WCH to provide Internet Connectivity to Pagak ICT Center
  • Strategic partnerships with local Institutions
    • Providing Internet connectivity to the following local institutions to help facilitate them in their work and allow them to collaborate with local and international stakeholders
      • Caritas Gulu
      • Archdiocese of Gulu
      • Radio Maria
      • Bardegge Division Local Govmt.
      • Justice and Peace Commission (JPC)
      • Women and Children First Organization (WACFO)
  • University of Notre Dame
    • Established student intern program with Notre Dame
    • Student interns come for summer holidays to help in rural Web 2.0 training
    • Also receive opportunity for intercultural exchange
  • H & S Italy
    • Foundation dealing with software
    • Provided BOSCO with Euros 20,000 funding
  • Completed Fundraising and Public Relations Awareness tour in U.S.
    • Spoke at various Catholic parishes
    • Rotary Clubs
    • Knights of Columbus
    • University of Notre Dame
    • Resolve Uganda
    • Africa Faith and Justice Network
    • Christians in Commerce
    • York High School Community
    • Canadian Center for Victims of Torture
  • FUTURE PLANS
  • 2010-2012 BOSCO/UNICEF proposed project
    • This proposed project aims to almost double current coverage, installing 16 additional project sites in rural schools and communities, and expand project coverage area from 2 to 4 districts
  • 2010-2012 BOSCO/UNICEF proposed project
    • Year one: - Emphasizes consolidating Gulu and Amuru districts; and conducting a feasibility study for expansion to Pader and Kitgum districts.
    • Year Two – Expand service delivery to Pader and Kitgum districts
  • Medium to Long-term vision points
    • Programme sustainability
        • Train more local technical staff
        • Train community based technical
        • assistants
        • Payment of subscription by ICT
        • sites (Community contribution)
  • Medium to Long-term vision points
    • Keep innovating as the technology changes
    • Tracking the evolution of the Web 2.0 ToT program and expanding it
    • Mainstream Functional Adult Literacy
  • Medium to Long-term vision points
    • Expanding our network to the whole of
    • Acholi Region
    •   Introduce an economic dimension
    • Open an ICT vocational/entrepreneurial
    • center in Gulu Town
  • Conclusion
    • Institutional Capacity Building (Grass root to Organisational level) towards Gradual phase out process
    • This means facing challenges like more resource mobilisation (fundraising, , recruiting more expertise/staff) and increasing the bandwidth etc