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PROFILE: John Murugahara Silco PDF Print E-mail

Mr John M. Silco is currently the Executive Director at Rwenzori Information Centres Network (RIC-NET), a community owned information sharing network established in 2005 focusing on empowering rural households to take charge of development initiatives through access to timely, reliable and relevant information. Mr Silco is the founder and former Chair Person Board of Director of CEW-IT (Citizen’s Election Watch-IT).

John was born in the rural village of Kituti-Kasese, on the slopes of Mt. Rwenzori, Uganda. He trained as teacher of mathematics, studied philosophy at St. Mbaaga Seminary, Kahangala, Tanzania, and attended the Missionaries of Africa (White Fathers) Spiritual Formation centre at Lua-Luo, Kasama, Zambia. He later graduated from Mbarara University of Science and Technology with a degree in Information Technology.John believes in the ability of people to change their lives if they have access to the required information, knowledge and skills.

Mr Silco is passionate about the use of ICT in education and is currently spearheading a project on “ICT Enabled Teaching and Learning of the English Language.” This project is being implemented in 30 Primary Schools, 6 Secondary Schools and 2 Teachers Colleges in the Districts of Kasese and Kabarole. It is such a success that it has been up-scaled and adopted by schools outside the project.

Mr. John M. Silco, ED-RWECO.
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