Racing to support our Uganda family

On Sunday, 300 participants of all ages gathered in Lincoln Park to support the St. Andrew 5K Running of the Bulldogs race. The beautiful autumn morning began with a sunrise Mass and then it was off to the racecourse where children and adults ran, walked and strolled to raise money for St. Andrew’s athletic program...

Josephine is sponsored!

Congratulations Josephine!  Thank you, Chris Schaefer, for sponsoring 16-year old Josephine who loves music and is known for leading songs with her friends, classmates and church choir.  Josephine’s favorite subject is biology and thanks to Chris she will begin her third year in a high-quality secondary school in Lwamada.

William is sponsored!

Congratulations, William! Thank you Karla and Rob Fleming for sponsoring 8-year old William who will be attending grade 2 at St. Peter’s Primary school. William and his two sisters and brother are being raised by their grandfather, who raises crops on the church land to support the family. William is a sweet and talented young boy…

A Sampling of Schools

During our visit, Will and I had an opportunity to visit a number of schools. Many of the schools we visited included students in our scholarship program. The sophistication of the schools directly reflected the funding resources, but the hunger for education was evident in each of the schools we visited. A typical visit started...

Suzan is sponsored!

Thank you, Ali and Bob Donnelly, for sponsoring Suzan!  This bright 8-year-old is cared for by her mother, who has a mental handicap that impairs her speech and makes providing for her daughter difficult. Thanks to the Donnelly’s support, Suzan will begin the second level of primary school this January, where her quick wit and eagerness…

Mark is sponsored!

Congratulations, Mark!  Thanks to a generous St. Andrew family, 3-year old Mark will embark on his learning career in a high-quality classroom with attentive teachers.  Mark has an older brother, Andrew, who is currently sponsored through the One Heart Uganda scholarship program.  Both boys are being raised by their aunt, who recently graduated from vocational school.

Viola is sponsored!

Congratulations, Viola! And, thank you to the Altman family for sponsoring 12-year old, Viola. She is the oldest sibling of four children, who are being supported by their grandfather. Viola’s parents have died and her grandfather grows crops on the property that is adjacent to the outstation church, where he is a Catechist, to feed the…

Winnie is sponsored!

Congratulations Winnie! And, thank you, Anne and Mike Flynn for sponsoring 10-year old, Winnifred. She’s a promising student, who lost her mother to illness and lives with her dad and brother, Moses. Winnie has a big smile and fun personality. She will enter Primary 5 at the St. Matia Mulumba Primariy School near Mityana. Her favorite…

Hospitality Lwamata style

Nothing can prepare you for receiving generosity from people, who have so much less than you. The overwhelming feeling is tenfold when you realize you’re the benefactor of such precious gifts. The priests and rectory staff of St. Charles Lwanga opened their home to us and went to every effort to make sure we felt...