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…

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…