Pizza worth the wait

After a 2-year hiatus, Sunday night’s Pizza Appreciation party was well with worth the wait. There are many things we’ve all missed over the last year and half, and this event is at the top of our list. Being able to catch up in-person and, enjoy great pizza and fellowship – was delicious. We’re so…

Hard work adds up to an internship

We’re so proud of Lawrence. He’s worked hard at Ndejje University for the last four years and has just begun an internship with the Grant Thornton firm in Kampala.  A special thanks to the Boin family, who were first introduced to Lawrence when he was 13 years old and attending secondary school in Mubende. Lawrence…

Passing with flying colors

We’re proud to share the recent results we received from our students’ candidate exams.  15 students took Primary 7 exams and 13 students passed and are ready to attend Senior 1 – which is the U.S. equivalent of entering freshman year of high school.  Two of our Primary 7 students are choosing to continue on…

Celebrating Fr. Jack Farry

We paid tribute to an amazing and inspirational man this week. Many years ago, Fr. Jack Farry put in motion the relationship we have with Uganda and the possibility of our program, One Heart Uganda. He first met Fr. Matthias at St. Thomas the Apostle in Hyde Park and later invited him back to our…

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…