Be part of the education transformation in eastern Uganda


Your generosity will create a lasting impact in transforming lives in rural communities.

Make a difference in a child's life


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It is not late to make your pledge

Your support in building this school in rural Uganda will impact lives of hundreds of thousands and create lasting impact in communities.

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. 


Arlington Junior School excels in PLE 2023

Arlington Junior School excels in PLE 2023

Its a pleasure to report that in the 2023 Primary Leaving Examinations (PLE) all of our students at Arlington Junior School ( AJS) and Matuwa Junior School (MJS) have passed! We celebrate with our staff and students on this achievement. Arlington Junior School did...



Alington Junior School students in primary seven sat their Primary Leaving Examination in November,2023 and they had the honor to host the Bishop of Mbale, the Rt. Rev. John Nandaah who led them in prayer. They were encouraged and advised on how to approach the exams...

Combatting HIV among adolescent girls and young women

Combatting HIV among adolescent girls and young women

During the implementation of the quarter one "Integrated education for HIV prevention in Bududa communities project" funded by PEPFAR. This reporting quarter was an important opportunity to showcase the importance of working with Adolescent girls and young women...

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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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