2018 OHU Trip Perspective: Kelly Shea

This summer I was fortunate enough to experience one of my lifelong goals. I had the privilege of traveling with a wonderful group of people to Uganda. We visited our sister school, Saint Andrew in Uganda and our scholarship recipients. It was better than I could have imagined. The Ugandan people from the community where…

2018 Trip Perspective: Stephanie Lippian

On July 9th a text was sent that said, “Hey Mom and Dad! I just met your grandson.” Despite the time difference, a response was quickly received, “You have some explaining to do…”  This exchange with my parents made me laugh and is only one of the many memorable things about that particular Monday. For the past…

2018 Trip Perspective: Marie Wojdelski

My trip with the One Heart Uganda organization was such a remarkable experience that I will keep close to my heart.  As a teacher, I am always looking for different opportunities to learn and traveling to Uganda taught me many important lessons. I learned how warm and welcoming people can be to complete strangers.  From…

2018 Trip Perspective: Paula Thivierge

About a year ago I started to look for a company that would make durable shoes to bring with us to Uganda. That’s when I found The Shoe That Grows. The shoes are strong, cost effective and can be extended to allow for growth of up to five years. My hope was that each sponsor family could purchase a…

2018 OHU Trip Perspective: Ellie Arndt

Another successful trip in the books! It was amazing to be able to visit Uganda for a second time, and this year, with a whole new group of people. Because I was at college for many of the initial trip meetings, I met the group only a few weeks before we began our journey, but…

2018 OHU Trip Perspective: Ivette Cebrero

Uganda is filled with beautiful people and amazing scenery that will always have a special place in my heart. From the moment our group landed I knew it would be a trip we’d never forget. Everyone was so welcoming as we arrived at the beautiful Bethany House before continuing our journey throughout central Uganda. Once…

We’re back!

The 2018 One Heart Uganda Team has returned to Chicago after a very successful trip to visit our scholarship students.  We accomplished A LOT! We caught up with most of our students, delivered 130 Shoes that Grow, installed the OHU Chicago to Uganda banner, celebrated the new solar water well under construction and initiated the…

Giving Thanks

The third-grade class at St. Andrew in Chicago helped us give thanks to our many, valuable sponsors by handwriting gratitude letters.  In addition, to writing 100+ letters in under an hour, the class had a chance to ask questions and learn more about the upcoming trip to Uganda. We shared photos and discussed the new…

Colorful Scholarship Bonds

Saint Andrew School in Chicago has a well-known motto: Spirit Study Service.  Last Friday a group of students had fun adding an extra “S” to their motto.  St. Andrew students ages preschool to 8thgrade gathered to paint a mural for their sister school, St. Andrew in Uganda.  The One Heart Uganda logo is encircled with:…

Care Packages and Shoes that Grow

Imagine a shoe that can grow in size along with your foot? That’s exactly what Kenton Lee, founder of The Shoe That Grows (TSTG), did and then he invented it.  The shoe has an adjustable front and sides to expand up to 5 sizes. We’re delighted to partner with TSTG and our sponsor families to deliver…