One Well, Many Hearts: by Stephanie Lippian

About two years ago, Kim Arndt, the Executive Director of One Heart Uganda, and I sat down to talk about a trip she was planning to Uganda and she shared stories from past trips.  Kim talked about the energy, passion and excitement the students have for learning and education, Father Matthias’s amazing commitment to his…

John Terry is sponsored!

Congratulations to John Terry and thank you to Marie Wodelski and Delilah Zak for sponsoring our bright young man.  John Terry is 12 years old and his favorite subject is science.  When we met him this summer, he told us he wants to master English and from his progress we’d say he’s off to a…

Marina Angel is sponsored!

Congratulations to Marina Angel and thank you to the Boustany family for sponsoring our young scholar, who is just starting out on her educational journey.  Marina loves drawing and playing netball.  Someday, she dreams of being a doctor.  We hope to help make her dreams come true.

Uganda fun run

The One Heart Uganda 5K team battled the wind and rain to make a successful showing at this year’s Running of the Bulldogs 5K.  The annual race provides half of its proceeds to the St. Charles Lwanga parish where many of our scholarship students live and attend schools.  Fr. Matthias Kakooza, our Uganda program liaison,…

Celebrating the Dream

The success the scholarship program has experienced in 6+ years would be impossible without the support of our sponsors.  Tonight we took time out to celebrate our sponsors, who create the reality of improving students’ lives through quality education – one student at a time.  The fact that Fr. Matthias arrived to Chicago just days…

Congratulations Ketra!

We’re excited to announce that the first new candidate sponsored from our recent trip is 3-year-old, Ketra. She’s a spunky little girl, who acts like she’s ready to take on Baby Class and the world. We’re so grateful to Tony Lyons and his group of friends for investing in Ketra’s future.  Their help comes at a…

Soccer ball moments

Soccer, more often called futbol, is the most popular sport in Uganda. Requiring only a ball to play lends its appeal to children in underprivileged countries. Unfortunately, many Ugandan children cannot afford to buy a soccer ball at a store and make their own using plastic bags, newspaper and string. As part of a Uganda…

Lemonade and Love

While a local Chicago group traveled to Uganda to support scholarship students this summer – local Chicago students applied their creativity and entrepreneurial energy to sell lemonade and sweets to raise money for One Heart Uganda students. Thank you to Harper Jordan, Nell Bansley, Kaitlin Reap (pictured back row)  Finley Reap and Claire Bansley (pictured…

2018 OHU Trip Perspective: Maya Boustany

You always want what you don’t have.   I remember walking into one of the classrooms when the children were studying and the question written on the board read,  “Do you need money to be happy?” Some of the children said, yes, while others said, no. What caught me off guard the most was the reasoning behind why some of the kids said yes. One…

2018 OHU Trip Perspective: Tim Richards

My trip this summer with One Heart Uganda was special on many levels.  I will have life-long memories of our wonderful team, the amazing priests and most of all, the amazingly humble, gracious and joyous children that we support. The experience was also very special because my oldest of two daughters, Sydney, who is starting…