Education changes lives

One Heart Uganda creates change one student at a time. Pairing sponsors with orphaned and at-risk students in Central Uganda, we change futures through annual tuition scholarships. 100% of your support goes toward education and is tax-deductible.

What is a Hand Up?

In sharing insights about his Ugandan communities, our liaison Fr. Matthias Kakooza, has often described the help people need as a “hand up” rather than a “hand out.” Students and their families contribute whatever they can to meet their educational goals, yet often fall short. The “hand up” we offer means the difference between a student entering the workforce with a college degree or trade skill versus trying to find meaningful work without this development.

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After a 3-year hiatus, we returned to Uganda to celebrate our graduates, build a network for the future, plant a tree and see firsthand how our friends and students survived and are making plans after the pandemic. Plus – support Annie Kelley McGuire’s Chicago Marathon run and help us raise funds for higher education students.

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