No small measure

We’re so proud of Leticia, who is finishing up her catering internship at the Green Cottages Hotel in Kampala.  We first met her when she was helping out in the kitchen at Fr. Matthias’ rectory with only dreams of a culinary career.  Thanks to her dedication and hard work – and a financial boost from…

Dominic has graduated!

Like many recent grads, Dominic’s ceremony was virtual – but it made it no less sweet.  Congratulations to Nsubuga Dominic, who graduated from Ndejje University this week with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. Dominic shared his thanks with the following message, “The help I received from One Heart Uganda has meant so much and…

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…

Celebrating Jaki and OHU

Rainbows of colorful dresses, good food and drink, amazing music and lots of dancing surrounded our celebration of Jaki’s Makerere University graduation – it was a BIG colorful celebration.  The party room was crowded with Jaki’s immediate family, relatives, friends from veterinary school, friends from choir and friends from her village.  The room could barely…

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…

Celebrating our Sponsors

Thank you to Chicago’s Pizza for helping us celebrate our sponsors in style.  Supporters of One Heart Uganda gathered to enjoy great food and conversation Sunday night at the OHU Sponsor Appreciation Party.  Board members got an opportunity to meet our wonderful OHU family of supporters. Friends brought new friends to learn more about our…

5K recipe for success

Sunday’s Running with the Bulldogs 5K was a perfect mix of fun, health and sharing.  The 9th annual race found a new home near Montrose Beach where runners young and old reveled in the competition. Participants ran, walked and strolled to raise money for St. Andrew School’s athletic program and Father Matthias’ parish and schools…

Art Walk unveils OHU masterpiece

Excitement filled the air as crowds of students and their parents bustled into the hallways of the St. Andrew Art Walk last Thursday night. Students eager to show off their handiwork were greeted by the new One Heart Uganda painting displayed in the school’s front entrance. Student council members collaborated with local artist and parent,…

Roscoe Village artist inspires OHU art

If you’ve driven under the viaduct into Roscoe Village, you’ve been greeted by the resident artist Heather Gentile Collins. Her pieces are frequently found in the shops and boutiques that line the village streets.  Heather and her family have sponsored two One Heart Uganda scholars for several years now. Heather recently shared her inspiration with…