Precious is sponsored!

Congratulations to Precious and thank you to the Fialkowski family for getting our young scholar off to a great educational start. She’s 5 years old and lives with her mom.  She’s excited to be starting the Ugandan equivalent of Kindergarten. We’re so grateful to Mark and Julie Fialkowski, who recently helped their first scholarship student…

Giving Tuesday Scholar Success

Thanks to the generosity of 40+ donors, we’re more than half-way to our $6,000 goal to shore up the Hand Up Fund for our graduating students as they strive for college admissions.  Friends across Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Florida chipped in to contribute nearly $3,500 to help our deserving scholars. We’ll keep the…

Jaki’s New Job

Less than a year ago, we were celebrating Jaki’s graduation from Makerere University with a Veterinary Science degree.  Today she works as the veterinary officer for the Kassanda District near Mityana.  Jaki was One Heart Uganda’s original scholarship recipient and the inspiration for much of what we’ve accomplished in the last 8 years. The employment…

Give Education this Giving Tuesday

Please consider supporting our Hand Up Fund this Giving Tuesday. Our fund helps provide college and trade school scholarships to bright, deserving young adults. Next month, six of our students are taking college entrance exams. Please help us fund their dreams with a donation this Giving Tuesday.

1000+ donations for OHU students

Mackeben Elementary School sure knows how to be generous! In less than two weeks, the students and their families have collected more than one thousand toothbrushes, children’s underwear and pairs of socks for our scholarship students and their classmates in central Uganda. Each year the Mackeben Elementary School chooses a charity and conducts a drive…

What does it mean to be generous?

How can we help meet others’ needs? These are questions students at Mackeben Elementary will explore this month as they read, “The Water Princess.” The children’s book tells the story of a young girl who travels a great distance to carry water home. She dreams of a day when her village will have clean drinking…

Mackeben Elementary November Outreach

We’re honored to be the recipients of the annual Mackeben Elementary November Outreach effort this month.  “One small act, like bringing in something to help someone who needs it, can help change the world, bring happiness to others and make us feel good in the process,” their plan states. “Sometimes we don’t realize how lucky…

Running with Heart

Thanks to the One Heart Uganda team, who participated in Sunday’s 5K race, Running with the Bulldogs.  Half of the race proceeds are donated to the parish community where many of our scholarship students attend school. After a very soggy Saturday, the sun came out and the race was on.  We used the opportunity to…

Siblings Score for Scholarship

The Martin sisters and brother – Reilly, Connor, Maggie and Makenna – began a year ago doing odd jobs for their neighbors and family.  They shoveled sidewalks, raked lawns and worked lemonade stands slowly accumulating a significant amount of money to donate to charity. Last week they presented Fr. Matthias with their $200 collection to…

A Big Slice of Appreciation

Thank you to Chicago Pizza for hosting our annual Sponsor Appreciation Pizza Party. Guests enjoyed great pizza and comraderie. Our program coordinator, Fr. Matthias Kakooza, was able to catch up with sponsors and share updates on our scholarship students. As he aptly expressed, “Each of you is helping to change lives and you’re making a…