Dominic has graduated!

Like many recent grads, Dominic’s ceremony was virtual – but it made it no less sweet.  Congratulations to Nsubuga Dominic, who graduated from Ndejje University this week with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Dominic shared his thanks with the following message, “The help I received from One Heart Uganda has meant so much and…

The promise of exams

St. Andrew Lwamata student, Prossy, sent us her video thanks for the support One Heart Uganda has provided to candidate students in general and specifically for the aid she has received that enabled her to finish her Senior 6 year and progress to graduation exams. The COVID outbreak interrupted many students’ plans last year and candidate…

Outstanding out-of-uniform

Thanks to St. Andrew School’s Super School week celebration, students and their families have supported our Hand Up fund in exchange for out-of-uniform passes – raising almost $1500 so far! Proudly wearing school uniforms is just one of the many things St. Andrew students have in common with our students in central Uganda.

St. Andrew School “red-out”

This Monday St. Andrew School students will wear red in honor of One Heart Uganda and celebrate the support of their special student, Denis, and many other students in our program. Teachers and students are sharing our new Hand Up video that celebrates the positive impact they can have on helping students in central Uganda…

Celebrating our graduates

We’re especially proud to celebrate our recent graduates during a year when there has been little to celebrate. Our students’ hard work and our donors’ steadfast support has resulted in university and trade school diplomas and certificates for these six young people. We could not reach these achievements without your generosity and commitment.

Candidate classes resume

In a national address, President Museveni announced the reopening of schools for finalists – candidate classes of P7, S4 and S6, as well as trade school and university finalists. This welcome news for less than 10% of the total Ugandan student population poses significant re-opening challenges for school administrators. The smaller number of learners will…

Fall Update

This year has been a challenging one and we’re not alone in wishing we could have skipped it entirely.  For our students in Uganda, this is truer than we could have imagined as they have literally missed the school year in a lockdown.  Shortly after the new school year began at the beginning of 2020,…

Learning prevails during COVID

As a group, teachers have been especially hard hit during the pandemic in Uganda.  With schools locked down in early 2020 and limited internet infrastructure for remote learning, teachers have been unemployed and struggling along with their students. One group of teachers, led by one of OHU’s recent graduates has created a way to help students…

Covid’s impact on Tourism – by Ashaba Arnold

This time around I had a long conversation with Brian Jonathan Odongo, who is the managing director at Braca Tours and Travels Limited, a local ground handling tourism business whose specialty is offering experiential, tailored Ugandan Safaris. He shared the following with me about the impact of COVID 19 on the tourism industry in Uganda….

LIFE OF A UNIVERSITY STUDENT DURING PANDEMIC – by Ashaba Arnold

I interviewed Kyalugaba Jackson about his experiences during the pandemic. Jackson is a second year student at Kyambogo University working toward a Bachelor of Science degree in technology. Kyambogo University is a public university in Uganda and is one of the eight universities awarding this degree in Uganda. It’s located in Banda Kampala and has more…