Lawrence has graduated!

We’re so proud of Lawrence, who recently graduated from Uganda Martyrs University with a degree in accounting.  He has been interning at Grant Thornton in Kampala for the past several months and is now working to complete his CPA certification. Fr. Matthias introduced us to Lawrence in Mubende when he was 13- years-old and attending…

Learning comes full circle

We’re so proud of our recent graduate, Josephine, who has finished her teaching internship and now has a classroom of her own at Archbishop Stensera Secondary School in the Mpigi district.  She teaches history and Christian religious education to students in Senior 3, 4, 5 and 6 levels. Josephine recently graduated from Kaliro’s Teaching College….

Building on dreams

Waswa Peter has graduated from the Bukomero Technical Institute with a Building Construction degree.  Prior to graduation, this summer he worked at an internship where he was able to help design and construct buildings. Over the years, the Brown family has developed a special bond with Peter as he worked hard on his education to…

Working with difficult patients

Working with difficult patients requires quite a bit of patience, according to our veterinarian OHU graduate, Jaki. She shared these recent photos of her de-worming and trypanosomiasis treatments to a farmer’s cow. She described how the cow was kicking and fighting her and the farmer didn’t have a proper restraint so she had to lay…

Celebrating our graduates

We’re especially proud to celebrate our recent graduates during a year when there has been little to celebrate. Our students’ hard work and our donors’ steadfast support has resulted in university and trade school diplomas and certificates for these six young people. We could not reach these achievements without your generosity and commitment.

Gratitude from a Graduate

Recent senior secondary school graduate, Ashaba Arnold, wrote us this week to express his gratitude for the educational support that has him holding tight to his dream to attend a university and the immediate relief funds that help his family survive at this time. “Let me take this opportunity to thank One Heart Uganda for…

Jaki’s New Job

Less than a year ago, we were celebrating Jaki’s graduation from Makerere University with a Veterinary Science degree.  Today she works as the veterinary officer for the Kassanda District near Mityana.  Jaki was One Heart Uganda’s original scholarship recipient and the inspiration for much of what we’ve accomplished in the last 8 years. The employment…

Jane starts her Culinary Career

The Hand Up fund has a new graduate to celebrate. Jane completed her degree in Hotel Management with a focus on Catering from the YMCA Institute. She recently accepted a culinary job at a tourist hotel in Kampala. Prior to her graduation in January, we spoke with her and she had set her sights on…

Mike’s Teaching and Music Dreams

Congratulations to Mike, who graduated from Makerere University with an Education degree earlier this year.  He’s currently inspiring other students to learn and study hard as a teacher at Emmanuel College near Kampala. In addition to teaching, he’s a musician and loves to sing. He’s saved enough money to record his first two songs in…

Graduation Makerere University Style

After 14 years of watching Jaki excel on her educational path, we had the great fortune to participate in her graduation from Makerere University.  We’ve participated in many large U.S. university graduations with family members in the past, but this one was truly unique. Many things were similar – we were on a big, prestigious…