Teddy is sponsored!

Congratulations to Teddy and thank you to Maureen Miller and her daughters, Anna and Liza, for helping to make Teddy’s educational dreams a reality.  With the Millers’ help, Teddy will be starting at a high quality, secondary school in the new year and pursuing her favorite subject, English.

Elevating Giving Tuesday with Passion

OHU had the opportunity to participate in Ellevate’s annual Nonprofit Panel and Expo on Giving Tuesday where participants shared their passion for giving, volunteering and making a difference.  Thanks to Ivette Cebrero, Lisa Koehl and Mary Patronik for helping share our OHU story at our expo table.  We were equally excited to see other OHU…

Joseph is sponsored!

Congratulations to Joseph and thanks to the Boustany family for sponsoring our 12-year-old scholar. Joseph attends the Kampala School for the Deaf and learns in a classroom where sign language is used to teach all of his subjects.  His favorite subject is English.  Thanks to the Boustany family, Joseph will continue to thrive with the support…

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…