Battery Operated System for Community Outreach (BOSCO) Uganda is a not-for-profit Organization (NPO) under the trusteeship of the Catholic Archdiocese of Gulu.
We began in 2007 as an intervention to end isolation of people in the Internally Displaced People’s (IDP) camps of northern Uganda in the aftermath of the Lord’s Resistance Army war (1986-2007) by setting up ICT Centres in the camps to connect one camp to the other.

BOSCO Uganda started its activities bringing Internet and Voice over Protocol (VoIP) telephony with the help of solar powered PCs to rural hard to reach areas of Northern Uganda.  Since then, BOSCO Uganda is a leading NPO in the area of Information Communication Technology (ICT) and the only Community Network in Uganda.
The success of this initial project is one that has paved way for the establishment of 55 community ICT & Development Centers in rural areas in Acholi, Lango and West Nile regions.

These  centres are aimed at bridging the digital divide between rural and urban communities by expanding access to ICT  skills and services for the rural poor communities in Northern Uganda.

Our Vision

“Open and Peaceful rural communities, ready to face the challenges and opportunities of the globalized world in the 21st century.”

BOSCO Uganda staff enage community members in Rakoko, Pader district

Our Mission

“To provide innovative information and communication technology (ICT) solutions using a collaborative and web-based approach to foster socioeconomic development and peace building in rural.”

Core Values:

  • Integrity
  • Honesty
  • Charity
  • Innovation
  • Respect
  • Inclusiveness
  • Diligence
  • God fearing

Meet the People that have shaped our Past

Gustavus “Gus” Zuehlke is a catechist from Indiana, USA and in 2007 he co-founded BOSCO Uganda as an intervention to end isolation in northern Uganda.
Gus Zuehlke Founder

The Archbishop serves BOSCO Uganda as its spiritual father and has been a strong pillar for BOSOO Uganda right from the time of its inception
Archbishop John Baptist Odama Patron

Rev Fr Joseph Okumu
Fr “Joe” co-founded BOSCO Uganda in 2007 and also served as its first Executive Director for between 2007-2020, today he sits on the organization’s board.
Rev. Fr. Dr Joseph Okumu Co-founder

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