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Achievements BOSCO 2009

  1. 1. BOSCO-Uganda Achievements 2009-2010
  2. 2. Organizational Structure Achievements
  3. 3. Established organisational structure and hierarchy <ul><li>Bishop as trustee </li></ul><ul><li>Local BoD </li></ul><ul><li>Local staff </li></ul><ul><li>H3000 and BOSCO-USA as consulting oversight organisations </li></ul>
  4. 4. Expansion of human resources <ul><li>Hiring of local staff </li></ul><ul><li>2 project coordinators </li></ul><ul><li>1 technical assistant </li></ul><ul><li>Executive Director and Accountant roles clarified </li></ul><ul><li>BOSCO now has 7 full-time staff and support </li></ul>
  5. 5. Moving into permanent office space at CTC Old BOSCO “office” New BOSCO office within CTC
  6. 6. Completed strategic plan for 2009-2010
  7. 7. New Accounting System and Bank Accounts put in place <ul><li>ICT friendly accounting system put in place </li></ul><ul><li>Exclusive bank account separate from CTC account – Centenary Bank, Gulu </li></ul>
  8. 8. Finalized organizational policy documents <ul><li>Financial regulations policy completed </li></ul><ul><li>Staff policies completed and implemented </li></ul>
  9. 9. Technical Achievements
  10. 10. Redeployment of BOSCO network <ul><li>Redeployed to all original BOSCO sites using Coope water tower as a hub </li></ul><ul><li>Connected to Gulu town via Radio Maria Tower </li></ul>
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. Technical Capacity Building <ul><li>Inveneo workshop training in Kisumu sponsored by H3000 </li></ul><ul><li>On site handover of technical duties </li></ul>
  13. 13. ADSL Internet bandwidth is doubled <ul><li>From 256 kbps to 512 kbps </li></ul><ul><li>UTL remains ISP provider for BOSCO </li></ul>
  14. 14. Doubled the amount of sites we operate in <ul><li>22 sites currently including both private and community sites </li></ul><ul><li>New Sites: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pabo S.S. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Pabo P7 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lacor Primary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>St. Jude Orphanage </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>St Mary’s College Lacor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Holy Rosary Nursery School </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bardegge Division local govmt. Office </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Augustino House – Lacor </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Srs. of St. Joseph – Cathedral </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radio Maria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Lacor Seminary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Unyama National Teachers College </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Planned 2 year network expansion plan <ul><li>12 new sites proposed in 2 year Unicef budget </li></ul><ul><li>Entry into Kitgum and Pader Districts </li></ul><ul><li>Strengthening existing sites </li></ul>
  16. 16. BOSCO Site Administration Achievements
  17. 17. Signing of 1 st Round Site MoUs <ul><li>Established Site Managers </li></ul><ul><li>Established BOSCO training volunteers </li></ul><ul><li>39 BOSCO training volunteers registered </li></ul>
  18. 18. Signing of 2 nd Round Site MoUs <ul><li>Clarified roles </li></ul><ul><li>Renewed commitments of site volunteers and managers </li></ul>
  19. 19. Development of income generation projects at sites <ul><li>Phone charging implementing to help raise community commitment to ADSL bandwidth fees </li></ul>
  20. 20. ICT Training Achievements
  21. 21. Designed and Published Web 2.0 Training Manual and Curriculum <ul><li>Manual used at all sites to guide training volunteers in their lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Covers Web 2.0 skills: BOSCO Intranet, email, wikispaces, blogs, social media, Google maps, among others </li></ul><ul><li>Posted: </li></ul>
  22. 22. Continued implementation of Web 2.0 Training of Trainers (ToT) ICT programming <ul><li>Training was ongoing throughout the year at 8 community sites, including rural primary and secondary schools </li></ul><ul><li>Curriculum centered on teaching people functional Web 2.0 skills that can fuel collaboration in their community with various stakeholders </li></ul>
  23. 23. Developed and guided user generated Web 2.0 content <ul><li>Two functional Web 2.0 collaboration hubs developed: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BOSCO Intranet (bosco.home) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>BOSCO Wikispaces site ( </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Taking advantage of high band-width intranet and making efficient use of smaller internet pipe </li></ul>
  24. 24. Implemented Unicef small-scale funding for Web 2.0 training <ul><li>485 total people trained; 374 youth trained in basic Web 2.0 ICT skills </li></ul><ul><li>Level 1 Web 2.0 Certification is awarded </li></ul><ul><li>Increased usage of network corresponding with community trainings </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Network monitoring tool shows that usage of network increased dramatically as formal trainings began </li></ul></ul>
  25. 25. Hosted advanced training Web 2.0 ICT workshop for lead site volunteers <ul><li>14 participants from 7 sites attended our 4 day advanced workshop </li></ul><ul><li>These site leaders will then go back to their communities and become advanced ICT trainers at their sites </li></ul><ul><li>An example of published results: http: //okemajokon . blogspot .com/2010/01/as-name-suggests-acholiland-is-being-re.html </li></ul>
  26. 26. Launched “Bridging Classrooms and Cultures” collaboration project <ul><li>Connecting classrooms from Uganda to classrooms in US via our Wikispaces site </li></ul><ul><li>Students collaborate on educational projects at </li></ul><ul><li>Piloting water-quality monitoring project: http://www. bosco-uganda . wikispaces .net/Mapping+Project </li></ul>
  27. 27. Partnerships and Fundraising Achievements
  28. 28. Unicef <ul><li>Partnered with Unicef on small-scale funding proposal to expand to 5 new sites and implement Web 2.0 training </li></ul><ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  29. 29. Horizont3000 <ul><li>Have maintained partnership with Horizont3000 (Austrian Organization for Development cooperation) for the past 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>They provide: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A full-time advisor for organizational development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical training/capacity buiding </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Installation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Funding </li></ul></ul>
  30. 30. BOSCO (USA) <ul><li>BOSCO USA Board of Directors in South Bend, Indiana, USA </li></ul><ul><li>Providing funding and technical support </li></ul><ul><li>Support full-time communications envoy in Gulu </li></ul>
  31. 31. War Child Holland <ul><li>Partnered with WCH to provide Internet Connectivity to Pagak ICT Center </li></ul>
  32. 32. Strategic partnerships with local Institutions <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Caritas Gulu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Archdiocese of Gulu </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Radio Maria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Bardegge Division Local Govmt. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Justice and Peace Commission (JPC) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Women and Children First Organization (WACFO) </li></ul></ul>
  33. 33. University of Notre Dame <ul><li>Established student intern program with Notre Dame </li></ul><ul><li>Student interns come for summer holidays to help in rural Web 2.0 training </li></ul><ul><li>Also receive opportunity for intercultural exchange </li></ul>
  34. 34. H & S Italy <ul><li>Foundation dealing with software </li></ul><ul><li>Provided BOSCO with Euros 20,000 funding </li></ul>
  35. 35. Completed Fundraising and Public Relations Awareness tour in U.S. <ul><li>Spoke at various Catholic parishes </li></ul><ul><li>Rotary Clubs </li></ul><ul><li>Knights of Columbus </li></ul><ul><li>University of Notre Dame </li></ul><ul><li>Resolve Uganda </li></ul><ul><li>Africa Faith and Justice Network </li></ul><ul><li>Christians in Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>York High School Community </li></ul><ul><li>Canadian Center for Victims of Torture </li></ul>
  36. 36. FUTURE PLANS
  37. 37. 2010-2012 BOSCO/UNICEF proposed project <ul><li>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 </li></ul>
  38. 38. 2010-2012 BOSCO/UNICEF proposed project <ul><li>Year one: - Emphasizes consolidating Gulu and Amuru districts; and conducting a feasibility study for expansion to Pader and Kitgum districts. </li></ul><ul><li>Year Two – Expand service delivery to Pader and Kitgum districts </li></ul>
  39. 39. Medium to Long-term vision points <ul><li>Programme sustainability </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Train more local technical staff </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Train community based technical </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>assistants </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Payment of subscription by ICT </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>sites (Community contribution) </li></ul></ul></ul>
  40. 40. Medium to Long-term vision points <ul><li>Keep innovating as the technology changes </li></ul><ul><li>Tracking the evolution of the Web 2.0 ToT program and expanding it </li></ul><ul><li>Mainstream Functional Adult Literacy </li></ul>
  41. 41. Medium to Long-term vision points <ul><li>Expanding our network to the whole of </li></ul><ul><li>Acholi Region </li></ul><ul><li>  Introduce an economic dimension </li></ul><ul><li>Open an ICT vocational/entrepreneurial </li></ul><ul><li>center in Gulu Town </li></ul>
  42. 42. Conclusion <ul><li>Institutional Capacity Building (Grass root to Organisational level) towards Gradual phase out process </li></ul><ul><li>This means facing challenges like more resource mobilisation (fundraising, , recruiting more expertise/staff) and increasing the bandwidth etc </li></ul>