Today in Uganda – by Ashaba Arnold

My name is Ashaba Arnold. I am one of the students sponsored by OHU. There is no way I can express my gratitude for the great impact that the OHU family has put on my life. How are you doing everyone during this worldwide pandemic? I hope you are doing better. For us in Uganda, we…

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Relief aid reaching the neediest

We’ve received word recently from our friend and program supporter, Fr. Francis Nsubuga. Thanks to the generous support of our donors, he has delivered relief aid to the elderly and suffering in his parish. He sent along pictures of the food delivered to one woman in his village and a young child, who suffers from…

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Postponed not cancelled

In an alternate universe, our 2020 Uganda Trip Team would be arriving in Entebbe today. It’s hard to imagine how different that city and the Lwamata village would look from our last team trip in 2018. The friendships we fostered during that visit remain intact. And, our hope is to create all the same wonderful…

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Reimagining School

In the U.S., each day news stories ponder how we’ll get back to school in the fall. The struggles are similar in Uganda where the president is poised to reopen schools for candidate classes. Candidate classes include all grades graduating to the next level – P7, S4, S6 and university finalists. Maintaining personal space, performing…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Congratulations Patrick!

Congratulations Patrick and thank you to the Lawler family: Margaret, Michael, Devin and Owen, for sponsoring our bright 14- year old who is finishing his Primary 7 school year.  Although the pandemic has students currently out of school in Central Uganda, Patrick is looking forward to getting back to his studies and his friends at…

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Updates from Uganda

Thank goodness for WhatsApp and our interconnected world.  Over the last two weeks we’ve received almost daily updates from our friends and students in Uganda.  We’ve included a few here: “Schools, businesses, churches, bars and all places where people might collect are closed. For the next two weeks, any kind of buses, taxis, motorcycles and…

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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…

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