New And Returning Volunteers

By Executive Director | March 3, 2010

Catherine Reising-Jones recently returned to Uganda for the fifth time accompanied by her husband, Jeff Jones, and brother-in- law, Peter Sims, to see that the 2010 school year starts off well. Catherine has played a major role in the secondary scholarship program and is well loved around the village. She has personally visited dozens of secondary…

Landslides near Bumwalukani Village

By Executive Director | March 2, 2010

Last night, there were massive mudslides approximately three miles from the AAH primary school (located in the village of Bumwalukani).  CNN is reporting that there are at least 100 dead and 245 people missing.  The school building was not affected.  We are currently talking to staff and volunteers in Uganda and will publish updates as soon…

Secondary Students Are Off

By Executive Director | March 2, 2010

All secondary students have bid their farewells and left the village to return to their respective schools. Before the 2009 P7 students departed for their first year of secondary school there was a wonderful graduation ceremony. This ceremony congratulated the students on the impressive PLE performance, thanked their parents for their continued support, and praised…

Valentine’s Day Photo Fundraiser for AAH

By Executive Director | January 29, 2010

We’re pleased to announce that Jessica Wallach of Portrait Playtime will be holding a Valentine’s Day Photo Fundraiser to benefit AAH on February 13, 2010 from 1-6 pm at the home of John and Joyce Wanda. This will be a fun-filled afternoon of photo sessions to mark Valentine’s Day.  It’s also a great opportunity to work…

PLE Results In – AAH Students Excel

By Executive Director | January 21, 2010

This morning, we received wonderful news.  The 43 students who just graduated from AAH achieved a new milestone for our primary school.  All the students scored in Division One or Division Two on the 2009 Uganda Primary Leaving Exam (PLE) and the majority of them (23 students!) scored in Division One.  We are so very…

Student Stories: Georgina (P7)

By Executive Director | January 4, 2010

In our continuing series, we bring you another composition from one of our students. Georgina, who will graduate this year, writes about her class’ school trip to the Ugandan capital of Kamapala. For most students, the field trips are their first chance to see a big city. It was on Wednesday, 16th September 2009 when…

Student Stories: Aaron (P7)

By Executive Director | December 21, 2009

In our continuing series, we bring you stories from our students. Aaron writes a composition about his class, who will graduate AAH at the end of the year and take the Primary Leaving Exam, which will determine which secondary schools they can attend.  In the past three years, 98% of students have tested into the…

student music performance

World AIDS Day in Bumwalukani

By Executive Director | December 18, 2009

On December 1, the AAH Beatrice Tierney Clinic in Bumwalukani in Bududa district in Uganda was the site of the official celebration of World AIDS Day. Senior government officials and community members gathered at the AAH school next door to celebrate the advances they have made in controlling AIDS and improving healthcare. They also celebrated…

John Wanda

What a Year at AAH

By Executive Director | December 16, 2009

Message from John Wanda December 17, 2009 There are less than two weeks to the end of the year 2009. As I write this note, the children in Uganda are out of school, home for their long holidays. Uganda schools close for two months at this time, allowing the children a break to enjoy time…

group of local children

Give a Gift of Hope this Holiday Season

By Executive Director | December 16, 2009

Are you looking for an inspiring holiday gift for a special person in your life? A holiday donation to the Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH) will further the hopes and dreams of children in a remote, impoverished corner of Africa. There’s no more meaningful gift than the chance to go to a good school, receive…