Menswear Share: Ellie Arndt

On my family’s most recent trip to Uganda, we had the idea of gathering menswear and bringing it with us for men and young adults. My dad, Tom, who was going for the first time came up with the idea of bringing men’s clothes, especially clothes that could be worn for job interviews and work. …

Celebrating Jaki and OHU

Rainbows of colorful dresses, good food and drink, amazing music and lots of dancing surrounded our celebration of Jaki’s Makerere University graduation – it was a BIG colorful celebration.  The party room was crowded with Jaki’s immediate family, relatives, friends from veterinary school, friends from choir and friends from her village.  The room could barely…

Graduation Makerere University Style

After 14 years of watching Jaki excel on her educational path, we had the great fortune to participate in her graduation from Makerere University.  We’ve participated in many large U.S. university graduations with family members in the past, but this one was truly unique. Many things were similar – we were on a big, prestigious…

Super School Celebration

St. Andrew School is celebrating being super this week in several ways despite the polar vortex.  Wearing red under their coats, students showed their support of Uganda.  First, they’re competing in the annual Penny Challenge to see which class will raise the most money for One Heart Uganda. Second, they took time out of their…

Marth is sponsored!

Congratulations to Marth and a big thank you to the Hankee sisters for their sponsorship. 5-year-old Marth is excited to start her primary school education in Kampala and enjoys mathematics.  She also likes to help her mom cook and her favorite dish is rice. We’re so grateful to Jen and Jill for their support in ensuring…

The Gift of Giving: by Ivette Cebrero

It was early Sunday morning and our OHU team was on the way to the second mass of the day, out in one of the outskirts. We arrived at this small church in the middle of the mountain, and truly did not know what to expect. But WOWWW what an amazing experience it was to…

Jackie is sponsored!

Congratulations to Jackie and thank you to the Mannion family for sponsoring her dream to become a tailor. We met Jackie during our visit to Uganda this past July as she was cooking and taking care of us in Lwamata.  Her dream is to attend a vocational school in Kampala to study fashion design and…

Teddy is sponsored!

Congratulations to Teddy and thank you to Maureen Miller and her daughters, Anna and Liza, for helping to make Teddy’s educational dreams a reality.  With the Millers’ help, Teddy will be starting at a high quality, secondary school in the new year and pursuing her favorite subject, English.

Elevating Giving Tuesday with Passion

OHU had the opportunity to participate in Ellevate’s annual Nonprofit Panel and Expo on Giving Tuesday where participants shared their passion for giving, volunteering and making a difference.  Thanks to Ivette Cebrero, Lisa Koehl and Mary Patronik for helping share our OHU story at our expo table.  We were equally excited to see other OHU…

Joseph is sponsored!

Congratulations to Joseph and thanks to the Boustany family for sponsoring our 12-year-old scholar. Joseph attends the Kampala School for the Deaf and learns in a classroom where sign language is used to teach all of his subjects.  His favorite subject is English.  Thanks to the Boustany family, Joseph will continue to thrive with the support…