Grateful for our Grad Andrew

Congratulations to our most recent graduate, Andrew.  He has received his national diploma for civil engineering from the Ndejje University. We’re so proud of this young man and his hard…

Hope

He was christened Brian and nicknamed “Juju” but he could also be named, “Hope.” He’s the son of Dr. Jaki, a veterinarian and OHU graduate, and he just celebrated his…

Graduate spotlight: Juliet

Juliet’s been engineering her future for the last several years and now has graduated from Ndejje University with her civil engineering bachelor’s degree – we’re so proud! A go-getter from…

Graduate spotlight: Peter

Peter’s been busy putting his construction engineering skills to work building homes, schools, dormitories and other commercial sites in the Mukono area. He completed his certificate at the Bukomero Technical…

Training with Tipperary

It’s good to have an eager 4-legged coach to keep your spirits up on a Saturday training run.  Tipperary, Annie’s pup and Loyola Academy’s therapy dog, is helping Annie prepare…

Annie’s running for OHU

Join Team Annie by sponsoring her 2022 Chicago Marathon run that supports OHU students.  Annie McGuire’s been a champion for Uganda for 14 years and joined the OHU board last…

Pigging out

COVID and its aftermath have created some unlikely farmers.  During lockdown, we shared how Fr. Matthias was growing beans as a helpful and healthy pastime.  On a recent visit, we…

Reforestation plants hope

There’s something magical about planting a tree and imagining how it will grow. We experienced this during a recent tour of the Bethany Land Institute (BLI) Lazarus Forest. During our…

All celebrate

There’s a saying in Uganda, “when one celebrates, all celebrate” which loosely translates to epic parties. Such was the recent celebration for graduate and new Grant Thornton employee, Lawrence. 26…

Graduate spotlight: Eurica

Like many young people starting out, Eurica’s first career choice didn’t live up to her expectations.  After attending a vocational school for cosmetology and hairdressing, she worked in a few…

Hands-on learning

Future tailors, auto mechanics and welding engineers learn with their hands and the support of each other at the St. John Bosco Vocational School. The sound of sewing machines beckoned…

Building bonds and a network

One Heart Uganda has celebrated 28 university and vocational school graduates since its inception 10 years ago.  We recently gathered our graduates and soon-to-be-graduates to talk about their successes, challenges…

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 –…

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…

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…