Celebrating St. Andrew’s 125 Years

One Heart Uganda has its roots in the St. Andrew community, parish and school. It’s where we first met Fr. Matthias, our scholarship program coordinator and inspiration.  Its members are many of our greatest champions and supporters. This year, St. Andrew parish celebrates its 125th year serving families and individuals in our Chicago neighborhood.  We’re…

New School Year – New Dreams

Our program coordinators have been busy in January distributing scholarship funds to ensure our students are off to a good start for 2020.   Primary school students from St. Venansio and secondary students from St. Andrew are seen here – eager to start a new school year – thanks to our sponsors and donors.  

One Heart making a difference

“The connection Fr. Matthias has with our parish and school is unique and it resonates with me,” said Andrea Keefe.  “Ever since my early days teaching at St. Andrew, Fr. Matthias has worked to strengthen a bond between people in the U.S. and Uganda. I think the world of him and One Heart Uganda.” This…

Claire is sponsored!

Congratulations to Claire and a big thank you to the Egger family – Paul, Jaclyn, Sydney and Owen.  Claire is 4 years old and has three siblings. She’s bright and charismatic, and looks forward to starting school next year thanks to the support of the Egger family.

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…