A second lockdown

Uganda has entered a second lockdown. As virus infections rise and vaccinations are scarce, the government announced all schools, centers of worship and public transportation would be suspended until the…

Next challenge – internships

Accounting and veterinary science are pretty different career paths – but Lawrence and Geofrey have one thing in common – they are working toward internships in their areas of study.…

Congratulations Ivan!

Congratulations to Ivan and a big thank you to Sophie Criscione and Jimmy Kowalcyk for sponsoring our bright 10-year old, who is studying in Primary 3. Ivan is a hard…

Paying it forward

Josephine has dreamed of being a teacher since we first met her in secondary school. She has achieved her certificate of education from the Kaliro Teachers College and will begin…

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…

No small measure

We’re so proud of Leticia, who is finishing up her catering internship at the Green Cottages Hotel in Kampala.  We first met her when she was helping out in the…

Dominic has graduated!

Like many recent grads, Dominic’s ceremony was virtual – but it made it no less sweet.  Congratulations to Nsubuga Dominic, who graduated from Ndejje University this week with a bachelor’s…

The promise of exams

St. Andrew Lwamata student, Prossy, sent us her video thanks for the support One Heart Uganda has provided to candidate students in general and specifically for the aid she has…

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!…

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…

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…

Candidate classes resume

In a national address, President Museveni announced the reopening of schools for finalists – candidate classes of P7, S4 and S6, as well as trade school and university finalists. This…

Fall Update

This year has been a challenging one and we’re not alone in wishing we could have skipped it entirely.  For our students in Uganda, this is truer than we could…

Learning prevails during COVID

As a group, teachers have been especially hard hit during the pandemic in Uganda.  With schools locked down in early 2020 and limited internet infrastructure for remote learning, teachers have…

Covid’s impact on Tourism – by Ashaba Arnold

This time around I had a long conversation with Brian Jonathan Odongo, who is the managing director at Braca Tours and Travels Limited, a local ground handling tourism business whose…