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.  

One Heart making a difference

“The connection Fr. Matthias has with our parish and school is unique and it resonates with me,” said Andrea Keefe.  “Ever since my early days teaching at St. Andrew, Fr. Matthias has worked to strengthen a bond between people in the U.S. and Uganda. I think the world of him and One Heart Uganda.” This…

Claire is sponsored!

Congratulations to Claire and a big thank you to the Egger family – Paul, Jaclyn, Sydney and Owen.  Claire is 4 years old and has three siblings. She’s bright and charismatic, and looks forward to starting school next year thanks to the support of the Egger family.

Precious is sponsored!

Congratulations to Precious and thank you to the Fialkowski family for getting our young scholar off to a great educational start. She’s 5 years old and lives with her mom.  She’s excited to be starting the Ugandan equivalent of Kindergarten. We’re so grateful to Mark and Julie Fialkowski, who recently helped their first scholarship student…

Giving Tuesday Scholar Success

Thanks to the generosity of 40+ donors, we’re more than half-way to our $6,000 goal to shore up the Hand Up Fund for our graduating students as they strive for college admissions.  Friends across Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Florida chipped in to contribute nearly $3,500 to help our deserving scholars. We’ll keep the…

Jaki’s New Job

Less than a year ago, we were celebrating Jaki’s graduation from Makerere University with a Veterinary Science degree.  Today she works as the veterinary officer for the Kassanda District near Mityana.  Jaki was One Heart Uganda’s original scholarship recipient and the inspiration for much of what we’ve accomplished in the last 8 years. The employment…