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...