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Reasons Why I Love to Read

By Executive Director | November 19, 2009

The Arlington Academy of Hope concluded the 4th annual Reading Challenge with a Reading Carnival on October 16, 2009. Students read a total of 13,901 books in two months. We thought you would enjoy seeing some of the reasons AAH students love to read: Reading is fun. – Shimali Moses Reading will never die. -Mutayi Absolom…

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Walking, Walking, Walking

By Executive Director | November 18, 2009

Thank you to new AAH partner organization Wheels to Africa for organizing a five-mile walk on Saturday, November 14, 2009 which was held in recognition of AAH students who walk as much as five miles a day to get to school. Walkers (including the AAH leaders and supporters at left) wore signs displaying the names…

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Update on Teacher Grace

By Executive Director | November 9, 2009

Almost a year ago, P1 Teacher Grace came to the United States to undergo cancer treatments after being diagnosed with an orbital tumor that could not be treated in Uganda.  AAH has received many inquiries to how she is doing, and we are happy to report that she is back to teaching P1 and is…

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In the News: Article in The Washington Post

By Executive Director | February 10, 2009

A Blessing for Teacher Grace Sister School Relationship Helps a Ugandan Receive Critical Surgery by Theresa Vargas February 9, 2009

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Press: John Wanda on Arlington County TV

By Executive Director | June 10, 2008

We’re All Arlington – John Wanda Arlington County TV June 10, 2008

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In the News: Feature in The Washington Post Magazine

By Executive Director | May 22, 2006

The Washington Post sent a reporter and photographer on a trip to Uganda with AAH Founder John Wanda and several other AAH Board Members and volunteers. The resulting in-depth feature article published in The Washington Post Magazine in May 2006 provides a vivid account of the impact AAH is making in Bumwalukani, Uganda. Learning Experience by…

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In the News: Story on WUSA9

By Executive Director | August 5, 2005

Arlington Couple Builds School in Uganda WUSA Channel 9 News, Washington, DC August 4, 2005

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In the News: Story in The Washington Post

By Executive Director | February 25, 2005

A Lesson in Foreign Exchange An Immigrant and a Local Teacher Help Start a School in Uganda By Tara Bahrampour February 24, 2005