Julius has a new sponsor!

Thank you to Doug, Kelly, Dalton and Anniston Lowery for sponsoring 14-year-old Julius.  He’s studying hard at the St. Jude Matama primary school and his favorite subject is science. One day he hopes to be an engineer, who designs motorcycles and automobiles.  We’re grateful to the Lowery family for helping to make his education dreams…

Share the Love Update: Mary Patronik, OHU Development Director

A note of thanks and an update on the progress achieved with the help of donor support for this year’s Share the Love Hand Up campaign. Thanks to our donors, several students have felt encouraged and inspired by the collective Hand Up scholarship funds started three years ago. To date, our Hand Up fund has…

Moreen is sponsored!

Thanks to the hard work of the 7th grade bakers and their parents, the money raised at the OHU bake sale will help Moreen start trade school training in a secretarial business program this August in Kampala. We met Moreen in Lwamata while working at the St. Charles Lwanga campus. She told us she loves working…

Spare change changes lives

Congratulations to the 6th grade St. Andrew Class, who took first place in the Penny Challenge benefitting One Heart Uganda that raised a record-breaking $3100!  This annual tradition pits one grade against another in collecting dollars and coins during a weeklong contest.  Dollar bills and pennies trump all silver coins resulting in a daily battle where…

Bake no little plans

The total money raised – $1000.00 – from yesterday’s 7th Grade Bake Sale is amazing and impactful on the surface. Take another moment to consider the inspiration – three young women – we’ll call them baking architects – Fiona, Hayden and Taylor had an idea.  They wanted to host a bake sale with their classmates that…

Goodies for Good

The Saint Andrew 7th Graders held a bake sale for OHU that would have put the Cake Boss to shame. Colorful cupcakes, macaron pops, muffins, cheesecakes, candy bags and more.  The beautiful baked goods were sold to support scholarship funds for One Heart Uganda students.  The sale was held in the gym where Biddy Basketball games were…

Hand Up Scholar Update

We’re providing a “hand up” to several college and trade school students, who are working their way to a diploma and we’d like to expand this program. Currently this collective fund, which is supported by donations of any size, is supporting four students – two women and two men – who have inspirational dreams and…

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…