Party with a Purpose

Are you celebrating a milestone or gathering a group of your favorite people? Why not turn your party into a FUNdraising event that can help pave an educational path for a bright student? In the past, OHU and our students have benefitted from inspired birthday parties, bake sales and shopping shindigs. Now, we’re making it…

Jane starts her Culinary Career

The Hand Up fund has a new graduate to celebrate. Jane completed her degree in Hotel Management with a focus on Catering from the YMCA Institute. She recently accepted a culinary job at a tourist hotel in Kampala. Prior to her graduation in January, we spoke with her and she had set her sights on…

Mike’s Teaching and Music Dreams

Congratulations to Mike, who graduated from Makerere University with an Education degree earlier this year.  He’s currently inspiring other students to learn and study hard as a teacher at Emmanuel College near Kampala. In addition to teaching, he’s a musician and loves to sing. He’s saved enough money to record his first two songs in…

Julius has a new sponsor!

Thank you to Doug, Kelly, Dalton and Anniston Lowery for sponsoring 14-year-old Julius.  He’s studying hard at the St. Jude Matama primary school and his favorite subject is science. One day he hopes to be an engineer, who designs motorcycles and automobiles.  We’re grateful to the Lowery family for helping to make his education dreams…

Share the Love Update: Mary Patronik, OHU Development Director

A note of thanks and an update on the progress achieved with the help of donor support for this year’s Share the Love Hand Up campaign. Thanks to our donors, several students have felt encouraged and inspired by the collective Hand Up scholarship funds started three years ago. To date, our Hand Up fund has…

Moreen is sponsored!

Thanks to the hard work of the 7th grade bakers and their parents, the money raised at the OHU bake sale will help Moreen start trade school training in a secretarial business program this August in Kampala. We met Moreen in Lwamata while working at the St. Charles Lwanga campus. She told us she loves working…

Spare change changes lives

Congratulations to the 6th grade St. Andrew Class, who took first place in the Penny Challenge benefitting One Heart Uganda that raised a record-breaking $3100!  This annual tradition pits one grade against another in collecting dollars and coins during a weeklong contest.  Dollar bills and pennies trump all silver coins resulting in a daily battle where…

Bake no little plans

The total money raised – $1000.00 – from yesterday’s 7th Grade Bake Sale is amazing and impactful on the surface. Take another moment to consider the inspiration – three young women – we’ll call them baking architects – Fiona, Hayden and Taylor had an idea.  They wanted to host a bake sale with their classmates that…

Goodies for Good

The Saint Andrew 7th Graders held a bake sale for OHU that would have put the Cake Boss to shame. Colorful cupcakes, macaron pops, muffins, cheesecakes, candy bags and more.  The beautiful baked goods were sold to support scholarship funds for One Heart Uganda students.  The sale was held in the gym where Biddy Basketball games were…

Hand Up Scholar Update

We’re providing a “hand up” to several college and trade school students, who are working their way to a diploma and we’d like to expand this program. Currently this collective fund, which is supported by donations of any size, is supporting four students – two women and two men – who have inspirational dreams and…