Winnie is sponsored!

Congratulations Winnie! And, thank you, Anne and Mike Flynn for sponsoring 10-year old, Winnifred. She’s a promising student, who lost her mother to illness and lives with her dad and brother, Moses. Winnie has a big smile and fun personality. She will enter Primary 5 at the St. Matia Mulumba Primariy School near Mityana. Her favorite…

Hospitality Lwamata style

Nothing can prepare you for receiving generosity from people, who have so much less than you. The overwhelming feeling is tenfold when you realize you’re the benefactor of such precious gifts. The priests and rectory staff of St. Charles Lwanga opened their home to us and went to every effort to make sure we felt...

Betty is sponsored!

Congratulations, Betty!  And thank you, Tracey and Brian Coyne, for supporting 11-year old, Betty. Ready to enter the fifth grade, Betty is a charming young girl, who helps her herdsman father tend to their cattle. She has three sisters, enjoys reading and serves at her local church.

Celebrating continued success

No matter how much work is left to do – we can’t forget to celebrate the success we’ve achieved so far. That’s exactly what we did at a recent event, where more than one hundred individuals and families gathered. St. Andrew Chicago’s chapel and social hall provided the backdrop – as several children and their...

Eurica is sponsored!

Congratulations, Eurica! With the support of Tracey and Brian Coyne, Eurica will be able to complete her vocational education at the Kampala International College in Kiboga. Eurica is working to complete a two-year degree in beauty therapy and hairdressing. Eurica’s headmaster says she is a hard worker and model student. Her dream is to open…

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...