Wrigley sweetens trip

Candy has universal appeal and Lwamata is no different. Thanks to Wrigley’s donation, we were able to bring several pounds of Starburst and Skittles with us on our recent visit to Central Uganda and our program’s scholarship recipients. We handed out the candy at every school we visited – sometimes as rewards for math contests...

Vincent Paul is sponsored!

Congratulations, Vincent Paul!  Thank you, Moira Scholz, for sponsoring 4-year old Vincent Paul.  He will enter the primary one class at St. Peter’s School next year. He has three other siblings who are currently looking for sponsors: sisters, Viola and Immaculate and brother, William.

African agendas always in motion

Each day we began in Lwamata had a plan.  We had a schedule of events to be somewhere, meet someone, do something, all in a carefully planned effort to see the children in the scholarship program within the span of 11 days.  The students were spread across a wide swath of Central Uganda.  It was...

Prossy is Sponsored!

Congratulations, Proscovia! And, thank you Lisa and Patrick Koehl for sponsoring 11-year old Proscovia “Prossy.” Currently studying in the primary level 5 class at St. Venezio, Prossy’s favorite subject is English.

Delivering love

I can’t remember a better task than delivering the thoughtful care packages Chicago individuals and families prepared for their scholarship students. The creativity and imagination put into the packages was outstanding. In many cases, I learned about the sponsors’ lives right along with the students and gained a new appreciation for the generosity and exceptional character...

The simple joy of soccer

Play is an important part of the lives of young children.  As my mom and I began planning our trip to meet the students, who are a part of the One Heart Uganda scholarship program, I began to think about bringing soccer balls. Soccer is a sport that’s loved around the world and easily played...

One Heart Uganda’s inspiration

After listening to Fr. Matthias speak at St. Andrew nine years ago, I approached him about helping a young student with her school fees.  I was moved by his message and also felt it might be a unique opportunity for my kids, who were 8 and 6 years old at the time, to broaden their...