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What you need to know About us
We are a non-governmental organization in Eastern Uganda started in 2004 and we operate in Bududa, Manafwa and Namisindwa districts.
At the two health centers in Bumwalukani and Namisindwa, we treat an average of 30,000 patients every year.
We empower communities to start, grow and manage businesses thus improving quality of life.
Our sponsorship program supports children from primary, through secondary to university level. AAH has graduated over 270 students since 2004.
ARLINGTON ACADEMY OF HOPE UGANDA
Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH) Uganda, and its sister organization in the USA called REACH for Uganda, were founded in 2004 by John and Joyce Wanda, immigrants from Uganda who had settled in the USA in 1996. AAH Uganda is a non-governmental organization that serves the children and people of Uganda, specifically in the three rural districts of Bududa, Manafwa and Namisindwa. Its mission is to help transform rural communities in Uganda via education, health care, and community development. To achieve these goals, we have built a model primary school in Bududa district called Arlington Junior School (AJS) that educates 500 students.
AAH supports 26 government and private primary schools in the three districts with education resources, workshops and girl mentorship programs.
We support the initiative to cement floors of houses to improve quality of life in homes through better hygiene practices.
Through our partner RAIS, we have given soft loans to 90 beneficiaries since 2022 to start and boost businesses.
Our students are sponsored to get quality education from Arlington Junior School and outreach schools through secondary to University.
The program ensures that all students and staff are IT competent. We have installed technology infrastructure to achieve this goal.
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OUTREACH PRIMARY SCHOOLS SUPPORTED
STUDENTS HAVE GRADUATED
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WHAT WE STAND FOR
Transforming lives in rural Uganda through quality education, health care and community development.
By engaging a community of caring volunteers and committed professionals, AAH’s educational, healthcare, and vocational programs transform impoverished villages into vibrant, self-sustaining communities.
Our core values
We believe that all children have a right to education and basic healthcare. We believe that education is the key to transformation and provides opportunities. We believe that children are our hope for the future.
We responsibly and strategically use our resources of time, talent, and money.
We value the Ugandan culture and way of life. We are inclusive of diverse ideas, perspectives, and background within AAH.
We honestly and openly share our ideas and organizational decision-making.
We foster teamwork and value relationships with our volunteers, child sponsors, donors, partners and friends as we work to achieve our goals in partnership with the people of Uganda.
A Passion to Serve
We empower people with opportunities to help children and others in need. We strengthen and grow the organization in a positive and constructive way.
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WHAT BENEFICIARIES HAD TO SAY
This is what our successful people had to say
What some people had to say
What started as a small community give back from the founders has become a real place of transformation. You cant imagine Arlington has given us platform to stand on and also support the community. Arlington is getting greater each day.
I joined AAH via the outreach program in 2011, from Bududa Primary School. I was sponsored by uncle Jim and aunty Amy Angel. I was given a scholarship to do bachelors in medicine and surgery at Gulu University in 2017 which I completed in August 2022. Thanks Arlington
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