Be part of the education transformation in Eastern Uganda


Join the Arlington community in raising funds for the construction of the Arlington Secondary and Vocational School

Make a difference in a child's life


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+256 703713515

Congratulations! to our super Grade 7 candidates 2023

Students sponsored on the program excelled in the Primary Leaving Examinations with 97% first grade and 100% pass rate. 

I am very grateful for the support I obtained from the Arlington program. I am proud to be sponsored and given chance to very quality education. I will work hard to support my community too because of what I have received. I am proud of who I have become with their support.

Henry Nakwekwe - Aggregate 4

Over the past 20 years, AAH has served its communities with the aim to transform lives to realize their full potential through education and better healthcare and community empowerment.


Arlington supports over 13,000 students in primary, secondary and university sponsorship. 

Health Care

Our health clinics in Bumwalukani and Namisindwa treat over 30,000 patients a year

Community empowerment

Empowering communities through capacity building to improve quality of life

Arlington in brief

About Arlington Academy of Hope Uganda

Arlington Academy of Hope Uganda (AAH) 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 is a non-governmental organization that serves the children and people of Uganda, especially in the rural districts of Bududa, Manafwa and Namisindwa.  To achieve its mission and goals we built a model primary school in Bududa called Arlington Junior School (AJS) which educates 550 students and later Matuwa Junior School in Namisindwa with 370 students. 


What we stand for


Transforming lives in rural Uganda through quality education, healthcare 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.

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. 

About us

About the Arlington Secondary and Vocational School.

Arlington Academy of Hope Uganda has embarked on the construction of a secondary and vocational school in Bududa. The model school will bring the highes standards of quality secondary education to eastern Uganda, offering  an international outlook and competitiveness yet remaining relevant  to local needs, and inspiring emerging leaders who can bring transformation to the region. 


Community engagement meeting with John Wanda

Community engagement meeting with John Wanda

AAH co-founder, John Wanda was joined by AAH Uganda staff at a meeting of Bumwalukani Community held at at Bumarakha Primary School on 4th November, 2023 . This school, located on top of Bumwalukani hill, was closed by the government in 2011 following a landslide in...

Donation from EMR Outreach

Donation from EMR Outreach

Beatrice Tierney Health Clinic received a donation of five new laptops from Outreach Electronic Medical Record System , an organization led by Dr. Peter Smith. The computers delivered on 23rd October, 2023 by Dr Peter, his wife and a team of its technical personnel in...

Meeting with US Ambassador to Uganda

Meeting with US Ambassador to Uganda

A team from AAH Uganda led by founder John Wanda and COO, Nelson Kamoti in company of H.E Hon. Edward Kiwanuka Ssekandi met with the new USA Ambassador to Uganda H.E William W. Popp at the USA Embassy in Kampala. The meeting was purposed to strengthen the relationship...

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Our address

Bumwalukani, Bududa district
P.O.Box 1647, Mbale

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+256 703 713515

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