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…

Julius has a new sponsor!

Thank you to Doug, Kelly, Dalton and Anniston Lowery for sponsoring 14-year-old Julius.  He’s studying hard at the St. Jude Matama primary school and his favorite subject is science. One day he hopes to be an engineer, who designs motorcycles and automobiles.  We’re grateful to the Lowery family for helping to make his education dreams…

Share the Love Update: Mary Patronik, OHU Development Director

A note of thanks and an update on the progress achieved with the help of donor support for this year’s Share the Love Hand Up campaign. Thanks to our donors, several students have felt encouraged and inspired by the collective Hand Up scholarship funds started three years ago. To date, our Hand Up fund has…

2 months and 7 students to go

In two month’s time, a group of 10 supporters (3 sponsors, 3 teachers and 4 young adults) will travel to Central Uganda to visit the 100+ One Heart Uganda scholarship students to conduct progress reports, take photos and capture video, to bring back to their sponsors in the U.S. Currently, there are only 7 student…

13,200 lunches: kids feeding kids

Remember your eight-year old birthday – what memories does it trigger?  Birthday cake and candles, a circle of friends, a Battleship game or Lip Smackers, pin-the-tail on the donkey? Harper Jordan and her mom, Laura, imagined something quite different – raising money for students in Uganda. Instead of gifts, this year Harper asked the girls...

Christmas in September

Crayons, books, shoes, Cubs hats, jerseys, necklaces, dominoes, bows, tic-tac-toe, toothbrushes, sketchpads … and most important letters and photos and drawings – sending wishes from one side of the globe to the other. My living room and the rectory office are piled high with the most beautiful care packages destined for Uganda. A big “thank-you”…

Uganda Graduations: Part Two

Last week we shared with you our latest graduate success stories of Phiona and Christine, two exceptional young women starting a new chapter with diplomas in hand and an optimistic outlook – thanks to their generous supporters. This is our goal for each of our students – whether they’re studying in primary school, secondary school…

Graduation: Uganda Style

It’s that time of year for commencement speeches, caps and gowns and looking back on successes and ahead to new challenges – in other words – Graduation Season. And like many things, we share a number of similarities from Chicago to Uganda. We’d like to take a moment to celebrate two recent Ugandan graduates: Nnabakooza Phiona…

Aloysius is sponsored!

Congratulations Aloysius and thank you to the Brown family for getting our little 6-year old off to a great start in primary school. This sweet and funny little guy has a great personality and will thrive with the opportunity to learn.

Antonia is sponsored!

Congratulations Antonia and thanks to Laura, Dave and Harper Jordan for giving our darling 6-year old a wonderful start in primary school. Living with her mom and four siblings, Antonia loves to sing and is a quick-learner.