Scovia is sponsored!

Thank you to the Hanson family, who is helping Scovia attend a better school and participate on a regular basis.  Scovia is entering Primary 2 and has three sisters.  She enjoys playing netball with her friends.

Congratulations Nicholas!

Thanks to the Patronik family for sponsoring Nicholas.  This bright young man is 16 and in the Senior 2 class at Summit Secondary School.  He enjoys playing futbol with his friends and his favorite subject is history.  One day he hopes to move to America.

Jackline is sponsored!

Congratulations Jackline and thank you to the Gambatese Family for helping Jackline consistently attend a higher quality school.  Our bright primary 5 student enjoys playing netball with her friends and wants to be a nurse when she grows up.

Lydia is sponsored!

Congratulations Lydia and thank you to the Hansen family for sponsoring our bright, Senior One student.  Lydia attends the new St. Andrew Uganda secondary school and excels at her studies.  Lydia told us she loves reading literature because it’s so “entertaining.”  We’re proud to welcome our newest bookworm.

Celebrating our Pillar

This month we celebrated a pillar of the One Heart Uganda program – our friend and leader, Fr. Matthias Kakooza, with a dedicated colorful pillar installed on Addison Street in front of St. Andrew School. Since 2003, Fr. Matthias has visited our community, connected our worlds and initiated life-changing programs that provide access to clean…

Josephine is sponsored!

Congratulations Josephine and thank you to the Rovner family for sponsoring our 7-year old student.  Josephine is in Primary One and enjoys singing.  As you can see by the notebook she holds, with help she will master English and maybe one day become a writer.

Bridging organizations: OHU students attend SJA Uganda

In 2008, the St. Joan of Arc Uganda primary school was realized through the efforts of Fr. Simon Peter Kyambadde and supporters in Evanston’s St. Joan of Arc parish.  The initial enrollment of 267 students has grown to more than 600. It now includes two One Heart Uganda scholars, 6-year old Charles and 9-year old…

Olivia is sponsored!

Congratulations to 10-year old Olivia and thank you to the Schliessmann family for supporting Olivia’s school fees.  Olivia is in Primary Four and she lives with her three sisters and mother in the Gganda District.  Olivia’s favorite subject is English. We have several new scholarship candidates who need your help.  If you’re interested in helping…

Lunch is Served

Part 6: 2016 Uganda Trip series Last February, the bright and generous idea of one eight-year-old birthday girl and her mom raised enough money to feed lunch to every student at St. Venansio’s Primary school for an entire three-month trimester.  Forgoing typical birthday gifts and instead asking friends and family to donate to students in…

Having a Ball

Part 5: 2016 Uganda Trip series Three sports are most common in Central Uganda: soccer, netball and volleyball.  Soccer is predominantly played by boys and netball by girls; volleyball is enjoyed by both. As part of the One HeART Project, our Chicago team bought all three kinds of balls, pumps and nets to bring to…