2018 Trip team provides aid

During our 2018 trip, drivers Elisha and Kenny performed the important duty of safely transporting our team throughout central Uganda.  Over our days together, they became fast friends and trusted allies – as they often pitched in to help with interviewing students and translating. The recent lockdowns in Uganda that prevented public transportation and tourism…

Surviving the lockdown

Lockdown extended Ugandan President Museveni has extended the May 5th countrywide lockdown another two weeks. Airports, schools, churches, businesses and public transportation remains closed.  Police and military strictly enforce the restrictions. It’s difficult to imagine the hardship this creates for our friends, students and their families in Uganda. The fear of COVID is high, but…

Helping students during the pandemic

Dear OHU Sponsors and Supporters: We’ve been in frequent contact with our program coordinator, Fr. Matthias, and various students in recent days via WhatsApp and through phone calls. The situation in Uganda is developing in a similar way to what we have seen around the world. As of March 26, they reported 14 confirmed cases in various…

Sweet Inspiration

Fiona Scanlan has always loved to bake cookies, cupcakes and all kinds of sweet treats. She learned her culinary tricks from her mom, Tricia. Three years ago, she held a bake sale with some of her neighbors and friends on the sidewalk in front of St. Andrew School, tempting Cubs fans on their way to…

Bake Sale Bonanza

For the second year in a row, St. Andrew School 7th and 8th graders have poured their hearts into baking treats that have inspired support raising $1200 to help students in Central Uganda pay for school fees and supplies to ensure consistent access to quality education. Organized, promoted and executed on their own, the students…

Desserts can deliver dreams

St. Andrew 7th and 8th graders are supporting Uganda students with educational scholarships through their annual OHU Bake Sale this Sunday, February 23.  Last year they successfully raised $1000 to help our students go to school.  Visit the school gym this Sunday starting at 9am to sample their delicious treats. If you can’t make the…

Celebrating St. Andrew’s 125 Years

One Heart Uganda has its roots in the St. Andrew community, parish and school. It’s where we first met Fr. Matthias, our scholarship program coordinator and inspiration.  Its members are many of our greatest champions and supporters. This year, St. Andrew parish celebrates its 125th year serving families and individuals in our Chicago neighborhood.  We’re…

One Heart making a difference

“The connection Fr. Matthias has with our parish and school is unique and it resonates with me,” said Andrea Keefe.  “Ever since my early days teaching at St. Andrew, Fr. Matthias has worked to strengthen a bond between people in the U.S. and Uganda. I think the world of him and One Heart Uganda.” This…

Giving Tuesday Scholar Success

Thanks to the generosity of 40+ donors, we’re more than half-way to our $6,000 goal to shore up the Hand Up Fund for our graduating students as they strive for college admissions.  Friends across Illinois, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Wisconsin and Florida chipped in to contribute nearly $3,500 to help our deserving scholars. We’ll keep the…

Give Education this Giving Tuesday

Please consider supporting our Hand Up Fund this Giving Tuesday. Our fund helps provide college and trade school scholarships to bright, deserving young adults. Next month, six of our students are taking college entrance exams. Please help us fund their dreams with a donation this Giving Tuesday.