My brain is on overload. It’s 3:38am on September 12, 2015 and I’m wide awake. Wide awake and processing on the events of the week. With yesterday as the 14th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, the events of this week were especially relevant. This past Sunday I traveled to Green Bay, Wisconsin for a … More A Peace Retreat
Next week I’ll be fortunate and humbled to be in the presence of two incredible peacemakers. Fr. Joseph Okumu, Executive Director of BOSCO-Uganda and Archbishop John The Baptist Odama will be visiting the US from Gulu, Uganda. You can read more about it here, at the BOSCO-Uganda website and blog. peace.
In August this year I spent ten days in Gulu, Uganda and the surrounding communities as part of a team working on a project supported by Hewlett Packard and Accenture. This is a collaborative effort with the University of Notre Dame Initiative for Global Development, BOSCO-Uganda and other local partners. As a part of this … More Ten days in Gulu, Uganda
Recently, on a visit to Uganda for work, I was fortunate enough to visit Gulu, Uganda in the north. Gulu was the epicenter and widely affected by a long war in Northern Uganda, they are still very much in a phase of healing and recovery. The objectives of this portion of our trip revolved around … More visiting Gulu and BOSCO-Uganda
Something I’ve been pondering lately is the role that spirituality and values play in my daily life and the pursuit of my interests in ICT4D, tech for social good and giving back. Or in other words….why am I wired this way? A while back, Ken Banks of FronlineSMS wrote an interesting post “Spirituality: A home … More Spirituality, values and giving back
Well it’s been about six months since I joined the board of directors of BOSCO-USA, which is the organizing and fund raising arm of BOSCO-Uganda. BOSCO-Uganda is an NGO working in northern Uganda helping to deliver Information and Communications Technologies (ICT’s) to improve the livelihoods of those living in Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps after … More Helping with BOSCO-Uganda
We (as BOSCO-Uganda) are so fortunate to be drawing upon the expertise of those in the Notre Dame community. In particular the Director of AgencyND, Don Schindler, who has been a solid resource when it comes to marketing and social media brainstorming. As an aside, recently the University of Notre Dame was recently ranked #1 … More With a little help from my friends…..