1000+ donations for OHU students

Mackeben Elementary School sure knows how to be generous! In less than two weeks, the students and their families have collected more than one thousand toothbrushes, children’s underwear and pairs of socks for our scholarship students and their classmates in central Uganda. Each year the Mackeben Elementary School chooses a charity and conducts a drive…

What does it mean to be generous?

How can we help meet others’ needs? These are questions students at Mackeben Elementary will explore this month as they read, “The Water Princess.” The children’s book tells the story of a young girl who travels a great distance to carry water home. She dreams of a day when her village will have clean drinking…

Mackeben Elementary November Outreach

We’re honored to be the recipients of the annual Mackeben Elementary November Outreach effort this month.  “One small act, like bringing in something to help someone who needs it, can help change the world, bring happiness to others and make us feel good in the process,” their plan states. “Sometimes we don’t realize how lucky…

Sharing Gratitude

Thanks to Saint Andrew School third, fourth and fifth graders for helping One Heart Uganda thank our supporters through handwritten notes.  Social media’s great for getting the word out quickly, but nothing beats a sweet stamped letter.  Thank you to Mrs. Maribeth Lynch for helping coordinate the effort.

Super School Celebration

St. Andrew School is celebrating being super this week in several ways despite the polar vortex.  Wearing red under their coats, students showed their support of Uganda.  First, they’re competing in the annual Penny Challenge to see which class will raise the most money for One Heart Uganda. Second, they took time out of their…

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:…

Making soccer balls breaks barriers

Differences abound between the U.S. and Uganda. Clean water vs. dirty, paved roads vs. dirt, full bellies vs. empty, soccer vs. futball. It’s difficult for young minds to comprehend, as well as old. Creating soccer balls from used plastic bags and string – helped students at St. Andrew School in Chicago bridge the gap. Junior…

Go Uganda!

The Uganda classroom curriculum at St. Andrew School in Chicago has been a big hit. Don’t take our word for it – just listen to the 2nd grade and their spontaneous cheer after creating Ugandan flags. Thanks to the leadership of Kelly Shea and Paula Thivierge, teachers at every level have been supplied activities and…

One Heart-Shaped Valentine’s Day

This February 14, Saint Andrew School is celebrating their support and partnership with Uganda students through art, music, language, geography and cultural lessons in every grade.  Thanks to the leadership of Paula Thivierge and Kelly Shea, teachers at every grade level have several mini-lessons to choose from to make the Uganda-theme day a success. The…