BOSCO stands for Battery Operated Systems for Community Outreach

The BOSCO Uganda Relief Project has developed a plan to provide internet access and Voice Over IP Telephone access in 20 of 53 of the Internally displaced persons (IDP) camps in Gulu, Northern Uganda. These camps were developed with the intent to provide safety in numbers, but the conditions in these camps are inhumane.

BOSCO Wi-Fi array at Pabbo IDP camp serves 80,000 people with internet access, VoIP international phone service, and educational and economic opportunity.

Sadly, 95% of the people in this area are living in absolute poverty and are unable to tap the vast natural resources of the area. Currently, 2 million people are living (and starving) in these IDP camps in the provinces of Gulu, Kitgum, and Pader. The goal of their project, code named BOSCO: Battery Operated Systems for Community Outreach, is to give these forgotten children a voice. This technology will link these people to the outside world and allow them to become their own advocates.

For more information on BOSCO see [1]

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