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By Executive Director | October 6, 2011

GETAWAYS: VACATION, SPORTS, THEATER V500        VA Winery Tour for 2. Reston Limousine will take you on its public tour (van or bus) of 2 acclaimed VA wineries. $70 V501         Red Fox Inn, Middleburg, VA: 18 th Century Inn and restaurant. Overnight Stay Sunday-Thursday, includes continental buffet breakfast in…

Spreading Hope: Caitlan McDaniel

By Executive Director | September 13, 2011

Below is an excerpt of a story that has been featured on WaupacaNOW about new AAH volunteer, Caitlan McDaniel written by Angie Landsverk. A year ago, Caitlan McDaniel was preparing to head for Kenya. This year, she’s in Uganda. “These opportunities just keep coming up, and I can’t say no,” she said. McDaniel left earlier…

AAH SanGala – Sponsorship!

By Executive Director | September 2, 2011

Hope for Ugandan Children Arlington Academy of Hope 5th Annual Gala & Auction Friday, October 28, 2011 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Key Bridge Marriott, Capitol View Ballroom 1401 Lee Highway Arlington, Virginia 22209     In Uganda, government operated schools – especially in rural areas, which comprise 80% of the country – are severely…

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In the News: Article in The Observer (Uganda)

By Executive Director | August 24, 2011

Below is an excerpt of an article titled, “Americans Breathe Hope in Bududa,” taken from The Observer written by Immaculate Wanyenze : In the affluent suburbs of Kampala, parents have a list of good schools to choose from for their children. But for parents in Bududa’s communities, Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH) – as aptly…

Save the Dates!

By Executive Director | August 4, 2011

1. AAH at the Arlington County Fair. We’ll be at the Fair 11-14 August at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center located at 3501 2nd St South in Arlington, VA. Come see us at the AAH booth: Thursday 7pm -10pm, Friday 10am – 9 pm, Saturday 10 am – 9 pm, & Sunday 11 am –…

AAH Music Program Reaches New Heights- The National Level!

By Executive Director | October 14, 2010

Primary School Music Competitions take place every year in Uganda, and each year Arlington Academy of Hope eagerly participates. However, 2010 was a miraculous year for AAH because it finally reached its ultimate goal and qualified for the NATIONAL level! This was an enormous success for Arlington Academy of Hope because it had been a…

Primary Seven – Girls Retreat Report

By Executive Director | October 1, 2010

By Caitlin Green and Carolyn Edlebeck Arlington Academy of Hope works very hard to raise intelligent and driven students. In order for AAH students to be successful, it is important that the Arlington staff and community continue to inform and sensitize the students, especially the girls, with all the necessary life skills. As the young…

ATS Family Visits AAH

By Executive Director | July 8, 2010

On Monday, June 14, the Bowman Family visited Bumwalukani and Arlington Academy of Hope.  Rob Bowman, Dina Esposito,and their 3 children, Christina, 15, Mariah, 13, and Robert, 9, have been living in Africa for the last 4 years.  They spent the first 2 years of their time in Africa living in Addis Abba, Ethiopia, and…

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Interview with New AAH Librarian, Aidah Kimono

By Executive Director | July 8, 2010

Q: Tell us about your background: A: “I was born in Nairobi, Kenya and attended Kibera Primary School. My mother was a housewife and my father a mechanic. I have two brothers and six sisters (all currently living in Mbale). In 2000 my family moved to Mbale, Uganda. There I attended Mbale Secondary School from…

Primary Four- A Transition Class Workshop

By Executive Director | July 7, 2010

Compiled by Tr. Shibale Richard Kakala A teacher’s workshop was conducted at the AAH school premises starting on Wednesday 26th- Friday 28th of May 2010. The purpose of the workshop was to help all the teachers acquire knowledge and skills of handling the transitions class, P4. This workshop was mainly for the teachers of Grade…