AAH Mural Project

By Executive Director | April 18, 2010

In order to brighten up their library, all the students of Arlington Academy of Hope got their hands dirty, quite literally, in the process of beautifying the walls and bookshelves. Students in P1-P4 classes each painted one of their hands and very carefully, so that they didn’t spoil their uniforms, painted the side walls and backs…

Bududa Survivors Hoping to Bury Loved Ones

By Executive Director | April 6, 2010

Sadness and frustration sets in with survivors who are unable to retrieve the bodies of their loved ones and give them a traditional burial. Bududa Survivors Still Hope to Bury Their Relatives a Month After Landslide Daily Monitor newspaper in Uganda: Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Message from Member of Uganda Parliament

By Executive Director | April 6, 2010

Dear AAH fraternity, It has been gratifying speaking on phone this morning to Mrs. Joyce Wanda who is in Nametsi, Bududa, the very place where the landslide occurred!!!!!!!!!!!!  Thank you very much for your concern and efforts to support the people of Bududa and this particular time, the landslide victims! As a representative of Bududa…

John Wanda at American University

By Executive Director | April 5, 2010

On Tuesday night (March 30), John Wanda, founder of Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH), visited American University to speak to students about the work that AAH does and how it helps to make the village of Bumwalukani in eastern Uganda become self-sustaining.  John was joined by Nicole Hewitt of the Institute for Sustainable Communities, and…

landslide camp

Landslide Response Progress Report in Pictures

By Executive Director | April 1, 2010

Please click here to review our recent report with photos showing AAH ’s progress in the temporary camp in eastern Uganda that has been set up for survivors of the Bududa landslide. Thank you to all who have supported these efforts and made it possible for AAH to respond swiftly and effectively to the urgent…

Landslide Update: Thank you AAH Supporters!

By Executive Director | March 10, 2010

The response to our emergency plea for help for victims of the Bududa landslide has been truly amazing.  In less than one week, AAH has received more than $13,000! The AAH Board and staff are grateful beyond words for the generosity of our donors and the sincere expressions of concern for those affected by this…

Video of Rescue Efforts

By Executive Director | March 5, 2010

Video from a Ugandan TV network on the rescue efforts.

Update: Tragedy in Bududa

By Executive Director | March 5, 2010

It is 3 days now since the tragedy in Bududa. In those three days, people who survived the landslide have been living in a stupor – wondering why they survived, and where to begin.  The survivors know they are lucky. An AAH student survived only because she was still on her way home after a…

Disaster Strikes AAH Area: Emergency Response Needed

By Executive Director | March 3, 2010

Yesterday we woke up to the news of a devastating landslide in Bunametsi village. Bunametsi is about 3 miles from the village of Bumwalukani where the AAH primary school is located. Both villages are located in the foothills of Mt. Elgon in eastern Uganda. After two days of continuous downpours, the hills of this area…

Emergency – Landslides in Bududa

By Executive Director | March 3, 2010

Latest News Reports: https://www.monitor.co.ug/News/National/-/688334/873452/-/wj62c8/-/index.htmlhttps://www.irinnews.org/Report.aspx?ReportId=88319