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Achievements BOSCO 2009

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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
    • 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