Pennies fund full scholarship

St. Andrew School students and families met the challenge to raise enough money through a coin collection to fund Mauricia’s vocational school scholarship.  The annual Penny Challenge raised $4,747 – enough to cover Mauricia’s 3-year vocation school program and supplement two other post-secondary students’ scholarships. When we first met Mauricia, she was 11-years old and…

Shop with purpose

For the week of June 13, Noonday will donate 30% of all sales to OHU thanks to Andrea Keefe’s trunk sale. Use this link to shop: https://bit.ly/NoondayandOHU. In addition to benefitting our students – for every 3 purchases – Noonday will donate a week’s supply of food to artisan partners suffering from food insecurity in…

St. Andrew has heart

St. Andrew students set a new fundraising record of $4714.14 in this year’s annual Penny Challenge which will fund Mauricia’s vocational small business trade school education.  The fundraising total and the winning class were announced at an end-of-school pep rally. The 6th grade class won the competition which is based on the most pennies collected…

We got coin!

Last Friday, a small group loaded up their cars with buckets and buckets of coins collected from the St. Andrew School Penny Challenge. “The kids were so excited to have the Penny Challenge back to its usual event and were more competitive than ever. They kept asking, “Which class won?!” said teacher and OHU board…

Outstanding out-of-uniform

Thanks to St. Andrew School’s Super School week celebration, students and their families have supported our Hand Up fund in exchange for out-of-uniform passes – raising almost $1500 so far! Proudly wearing school uniforms is just one of the many things St. Andrew students have in common with our students in central Uganda.

St. Andrew School “red-out”

This Monday St. Andrew School students will wear red in honor of One Heart Uganda and celebrate the support of their special student, Denis, and many other students in our program. Teachers and students are sharing our new Hand Up video that celebrates the positive impact they can have on helping students in central Uganda…

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…