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Students Receive Scholarship for University Education

By Executive Director | June 26, 2017

By: Danielle Fortin, International Coordinator Last year Mutunga Godfrey and Kituyi Peninah worked hard at their secondary schools to perform well on their national exams that mark the end of their secondary schooling. They received some of the top scores in the country. Now, we are so happy to announce they have been awarded a…

Matuwa Sponsorship Program Begins

By Executive Director | June 15, 2017

By: Daphne Mabonga, Assistant Outreach Coordinator Growing up in rural Uganda and attaining a good undisturbed education is a big challenge to many, especially those who come from very needy families. Overcoming this challenge has been Arlington’s goal from the start. In 2004, we opened our school and started educating 350 students in the primary…

Uganda Day at Tuckahoe Elementary

By Executive Director | May 18, 2017

By Mitch Pascal, Principal, Tuckahoe Elementary School This is the second year that my school, Tuckahoe Elementary, has partnered with AAH to support one of the outreach schools, Matuwa Primary.  Our community has responded tremendously, and it has been so gratifying to know that we have provided assistance that has resulted in the building of Matuwa’s…

Reflections on My Visit to the US

By Executive Director | May 16, 2017

By Sarah Sabano, Head Teacher, Arlington Junior School The twenty-third of March, 2017, will always be a memorable day in my life, because on this day, I boarded a plane to the USA, in the company of Mayi Agiri, the mother to founder John, and Phoebe, the AAH Secondary School Coordinator. Prior to this trip,…

Marymount University’s Teacher Training in Uganda

By Executive Director | May 16, 2017

By Mary Gibson, Director, Professional Development Schools, Marymount University For the fourth spring break in five years, I felt honored to take a group of teacher candidates (five graduate students and one undergraduate this year) from Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia, to AAH Junior School in rural Uganda. After several months of preparing as part…

Impactful Dollars: The New “Director Family Lab” at Bupoto Clinic

By Executive Director | April 6, 2017

By Amy White, AAH Board Member When their daughter, Syril Pettit, an AAH Board Member, provided them with a proposal and a specific list of needs for the Bupoto Clinic in Uganda, Elissa and Steven Director decided to take their AAH giving to the next level. The Directors, who live in Seattle but “shuttle back…

Connections Across the World

By Executive Director | March 21, 2017

“As educators, we often ask ourselves big questions about how we can do what’s right for our students: How can we show kids what exists outside the four walls of our classroom? How can we teach them about different cultures? How can we build bridges to teach global citizenship? How can we help kids connect?” Lorraine…

How my Experience at AAH led me to start Bright Books

By Executive Director | March 1, 2017

By: Amy O’Shea, former AAH Volunteer & Bright Books founder Hi, everyone! I am a proud AAH volunteer and now the founder of a social enterprise. I’d like to share my story because I can honestly say my short time in Bumwalukani changed the trajectory of my career. (Yes, really.) I was fortunate enough to…

Bringing Water Home

By Executive Director | March 1, 2017

By: Danielle Fortin, International Coordinator Meet Joshua Wanambwa. He’s 18 years old and lives a 20-minute walk from Arlington Junior School. Last December as he returned home from boarding school, he went to get water for his family at the regular fresh-water well that usually services his village and four other villages nearby. He found…

Celebrating Peninah Kituyi – An AAH Story:

By Executive Director | March 1, 2017

By: Co-founder John Wanda Forgive me for being misty-eyed as I write this story, but after you read the entire post below, you will understand why. Here is the basics of the story – Peninah Kituyi, an AAH student, just scored 19 points in the recently released Senior Six exams. My friends in America will…