Celebrating the Girl Child

By Executive Director | October 11, 2012

Today we are celebrating International Day of the Girl Child. If she stays in school, remains healthy, and gains real-world skills, she will marry later, have fewer but healthier children, and earn an income she will invest back into her family – breaking the cycle of poverty. In Uganda, girls are grossly underrepresented in student…

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Article in The Catholic Herald

By Executive Director | September 26, 2012

Click here to view a recent article in The Catholic Herald about Thomas Kitandwe Kisolo, director of the Arlington Academy of Hope in Bumwalukani, Uganda and his studies at Marymount University in Arlington.

Why Is Africa Important to Me? – An Essay by John Wanda

By Executive Director | August 9, 2012

The following essay was written by AAH Founder, John Wanda, in response to an essay contest on Why I Love Africa sponsored by the Sullivan Foundation.  We aren’t surprised that he won!  Congratulations, John! Why is Africa Important to Me by John Wanda Arlington Academy of Hope I will begin this essay with a simple…

A Village of Support across Continents for Arlington Academy of Hope

By Executive Director | July 18, 2012

This article is cross-posted from the news section of Marymount University) Each summer, teachers and school administrators in Marymount University’s Master of Education in Administration and Supervision program come to campus for two weeks of intensive classes. They arrive from across the country and abroad. The two-year program is mostly conducted online, with two summer, on-campus…

A HUGE “Thank You” to Our Giving Partner TOMS Shoes

By Executive Director | June 17, 2012

 “I am the happiest to have gotten TOMS Shoes. Thank you!” — Doreen in Uganda, age 12 Nothing makes our kids giddier than a new pair of TOMS shoes. TOMS are given as a part of AAH’s programs to promote school attendance and improve overall health and hygiene among school children. During shoe distributions, children…

AAH Community Appreciation Picnic and Other Events

By Executive Director | May 26, 2012

You’re Invited … To the Arlington Academy of Hope Community Appreciation Picnic Saturday, June 2nd, 2012 4:00 to 7:00 pm Lyon Park Community Center 414 N. Fillmore Street Arlington, VA 22201 Please join us for this fun annual get together of the AAH community of supporters. The Annual AAH Community Appreciation Picnic is our chance…

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John and Joyce Wanda on Straight Talk Africa

By Executive Director | March 27, 2012

Bulobi Primary School Celebrates New Buildings

By Executive Director | February 20, 2012

One year ago, Bulobi Primary School was a typical government school in Uganda, operating out of mud structures and incomplete classrooms with a booming student population. Most of their classrooms were without floors, windows, and doors, creating an inadequate learning environment. Yet, children still came to learn, and lots of them. Their largest class had…

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John and Joyce Wanda on Voice of Africa

By Executive Director | October 25, 2011

Thank you to our 2011 SanGala Sponsors

By Executive Director | October 6, 2011

Silver Sponsor “Chapman Cubine Adams Hussey, Inc. is a full-service, multi-channel direct marketing firm that specializes in fundraising for not-for-profit organizations.” Washington, DC metro San Francisco, CA 1600 Wilson Blvd., Suite 300 50 California St., Suite 460 Arlington, VA 22209 San Francisco, CA 94111 Visit them at www.ahadirect.com Bronze Sponsors Arlington Traditional School-Parent Teacher Association…