Updates from Uganda

Thank goodness for WhatsApp and our interconnected world.  Over the last two weeks we’ve received almost daily updates from our friends and students in Uganda.  We’ve included a few here: “Schools, businesses, churches, bars and all places where people might collect are closed. For the next two weeks, any kind of buses, taxis, motorcycles and…

Helping students during the pandemic

Dear OHU Sponsors and Supporters: We’ve been in frequent contact with our program coordinator, Fr. Matthias, and various students in recent days via WhatsApp and through phone calls. The situation in Uganda is developing in a similar way to what we have seen around the world. As of March 26, they reported 14 confirmed cases in various…

Sweet Inspiration

Fiona Scanlan has always loved to bake cookies, cupcakes and all kinds of sweet treats. She learned her culinary tricks from her mom, Tricia. Three years ago, she held a bake sale with some of her neighbors and friends on the sidewalk in front of St. Andrew School, tempting Cubs fans on their way to…

Congratulations Catherine Agnes!

Congratulations Catherine Agnes and thank you to the Lawler family: Margaret, Michael, Devin and Owen, for sponsoring our promising student.  Catherine Agnes recently finished Senior 4 at St. Andrew School and will continue her studies thanks to the support of the Lawlers. She enjoys English literature and working with computers.  Her future dreams include becoming…

Bake Sale Bonanza

For the second year in a row, St. Andrew School 7th and 8th graders have poured their hearts into baking treats that have inspired support raising $1200 to help students in Central Uganda pay for school fees and supplies to ensure consistent access to quality education. Organized, promoted and executed on their own, the students…

Desserts can deliver dreams

St. Andrew 7th and 8th graders are supporting Uganda students with educational scholarships through their annual OHU Bake Sale this Sunday, February 23.  Last year they successfully raised $1000 to help our students go to school.  Visit the school gym this Sunday starting at 9am to sample their delicious treats. If you can’t make the…

Congratulations Paul!

Congratulations to Paul and a big thank you to his new sponsors, the Mannion family.  Paul is finishing his last year in primary school, P7. When he’s not studying, Paul loves playing music.  The drums are his favorite.  Thanks to the Mannion family he can continue to attend a quality school and pursue his music…

Connecting Classrooms

We’re thrilled to have several educators participating in the June 2020 Uganda Trip.  Three of the teachers currently teach in Chicago at St. Andrew School and Thornton High School – Annie McGuire, Emily Matus and Marie Wojdelski. And, one of our participants is a retired teacher, Bill Carroll. During our visit, the teachers will have…

Celebrating St. Andrew’s 125 Years

One Heart Uganda has its roots in the St. Andrew community, parish and school. It’s where we first met Fr. Matthias, our scholarship program coordinator and inspiration.  Its members are many of our greatest champions and supporters. This year, St. Andrew parish celebrates its 125th year serving families and individuals in our Chicago neighborhood.  We’re…

New School Year – New Dreams

Our program coordinators have been busy in January distributing scholarship funds to ensure our students are off to a good start for 2020.   Primary school students from St. Venansio and secondary students from St. Andrew are seen here – eager to start a new school year – thanks to our sponsors and donors.