Welcome Baby Brian

We’ve been following Dr. Jaki’s progress and success for many years. The original inspiration for One Heart Uganda’s scholarship program – Jaki has led the way and made us proud from primary school to secondary school on through Makerere University’s Veterinary School of Medicine to overseeing the animal husbandry needs in the Kasandra District as…

Building on dreams

Waswa Peter has graduated from the Bukomero Technical Institute with a Building Construction degree.  Prior to graduation, this summer he worked at an internship where he was able to help design and construct buildings. Over the years, the Brown family has developed a special bond with Peter as he worked hard on his education to…

The gift of encouragement

We’re so grateful to Margaret and Ryan Spalding for their gift of encouragement to Jackie.  They have generously funded the remaining tuition to see her through to her graduation from trade school in 2022. Jackie has a dream of becoming a fashion designer and is learning about design, fabrics, construction and tailoring at a vocational…

Laptops launch learning

Jovan and Michael are delighted. They recently received new laptops to ensure they’re equipped to excel in their college and university classes. Computers have always been an important part of post-secondary learning, and this past year they proved essential in supporting distance learning. We’re so grateful for the donations that have made these laptop purchases…

Pizza worth the wait

After a 2-year hiatus, Sunday night’s Pizza Appreciation party was well with worth the wait. There are many things we’ve all missed over the last year and half, and this event is at the top of our list. Being able to catch up in-person and, enjoy great pizza and fellowship – was delicious. We’re so…

Hard work adds up to an internship

We’re so proud of Lawrence. He’s worked hard at Ndejje University for the last four years and has just begun an internship with the Grant Thornton firm in Kampala.  A special thanks to the Boin family, who were first introduced to Lawrence when he was 13 years old and attending secondary school in Mubende. Lawrence…

Passing with flying colors

We’re proud to share the recent results we received from our students’ candidate exams.  15 students took Primary 7 exams and 13 students passed and are ready to attend Senior 1 – which is the U.S. equivalent of entering freshman year of high school.  Two of our Primary 7 students are choosing to continue on…

Celebrating Fr. Jack Farry

We paid tribute to an amazing and inspirational man this week. Many years ago, Fr. Jack Farry put in motion the relationship we have with Uganda and the possibility of our program, One Heart Uganda. He first met Fr. Matthias at St. Thomas the Apostle in Hyde Park and later invited him back to our…

University learning continues during lockdown

Our Hand Up scholar, Juliet, is continuing to attend her civil engineering courses at Ndejje University virtually during the latest government lockdown period.  With the help of her new laptop, she’s able to complete required curriculum through the university’s learning management system. In addition to attending university courses, Juliet has been able to keep up…

Riding in style

We’re so lucky to have our assistant program coordinator, James, working to keep us connected to our students, especially during these difficult times.  James works with Fr. Matthias, our Uganda program lead, to communicate with OHU students and their families, and help us track their progress. A boda-boda, the Ugandan term for motorcycle, is his…