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Arlington Academy of Hope Inc

Rating: 4.98 stars   48 reviews 807

Address:

P.O. Box 7694 Arlington VA 22207 USA

Mission:

The Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH) is saving lives and changing lives in rural Uganda. Our model school provides a high-quality, well-rounded grade school education. We provide scholarships for high school and beyond. AAH has built two health clinics, assists nearby local schools to improve, and supports women's microfinance.

Results:

In spite of working in a challenging and poor area, we have very strong results: - In a district with a 14% grade school graduation rate, 100% of AAH students graduate can get scholarships go on to secondary school (high school) and university. - Results of national standardized exams put AAH's grade school in the top 1% of 19,000 schools in Uganda! - Death and serious illnesses from malaria and other conditions have been reduced by the clinics' work. - Over 350 women have increased their incomes through microfinance loans.

Target demographics:

give children a future through education

Direct beneficiaries per year:

educate over 650 students directly, assisted over 10,000 at nearby schools, over 10,000 at the health clinic, and over 350 women microentrepreneurs.

Geographic areas served:

Uganda

Programs:

primary education and scholarships for high school and college, health care, and women's microfinance.

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1 person found this review helpful

Arlington Academy of Hope gives hope to children who had none and transforms the children into confident and high achievers. Children in rural Uganda can now dream of a brighter future because of the opportunity given to them by AAH. All students in the last 10 years in a row have passed the national exams to go on to secondary. Ordinary everyday people like you and I sponsor children in this program and help to change the course of a child forever for just $400 for a primary student. For the first time, the children who went through AAH program will be graduating College.
The clinic provides critical preventative , maternity and first aid care to the community that had none. First graduates through the AAH nursing program now work at the AAH clinic.
We are thankful to you for choosing to support Arlington Academy of Hope and we hope to meet you at some of our events soon.
www.aahuganda.org

 
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I give to live, for what is a meaningful life if not making an impact somehow somewhere? I sponsor primary and secondary education for a brilliant young man in Uganda named Malali. He has enriched my family's life as we have enjoyed a window into his talents, daily life, hard work, and scholastic achievements. We look forward to supporting him through his education, and then keeping a relationship beyond.

 
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We give to Arlington Academy of Hope to give back a little of what we take for granted: education, food, shelter, and medical care. Literally every penny counts in Uganda. The children are so excited to receive a pencil. One thing Ugandan's are not lacking is love and joy. Hopefully the little we give will bring more love and joy to their lives and the world.

 
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We have sponsored children at AAH for years and have had a wonderful experience. Two of my teens have gone over to volunteer at AAH in Uganda and it truly transformed their view of the world. My last child hopes to go over in two years. Love that only $360 per year gives a child a chance. Very responsible NGO and amazing people behind the scenes.

 
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I give, because I have met the children who so desperately want an education, and met the parents who have had children saved by malaria medicine at our health clinic. I've been blown away by the hard work and commitment to give back that the secondary and university students have. I give because I know for a fact it makes a real impact, and transforms many lives. I give because I can, and I think we should help others when I can. I give to Arlington Academy of Hope because I know the people involved and how dedicated they are and 96 cents of every dollar goes to those in need in Uganda.

 
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This is a great nonprofit to volunteer for - they do super work helping kids in Uganda and they have lots f ways to help here. I have pritned letters, stuffed envelopes, brought materials to events, sold necklaces and baskets,set up and cleanded up after events, and helped spread the word on social media. It makes me feel good that they always make a point of saying thank you and of telling me how the little bit I do makes an impact.

 
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I have visited the AAH school in Uganda and I have seen the direct impact that this nonprofit is having in the area. The school is set up to be a model and they work hard not only to benefit their own students, but also to improve the outreach schools so that the entire area can benefit. AAH has superb teachers who work with compassion and diligence to educate and nurture the students. The founders have an amazing vision and are still passionately involved in many projects in the area. AAH is well-run, with excellent and professional support both stateside and in Uganda for volunteers and donations. I have been involved with many projects in Africa and this is by far the best-run one I have encountered.

 
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The kids are angels and the staff is absolutely inspiring. I've never been more moved than I was standing in front of the kids from Arlington singing a welcome tune to our group. The kids at Arlington and their outreach school, Bulobi have never left my heart and I still am motivated to return. The Arlington Academy of Hope is what's right in this world.

 
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We have been sponsoring the education of children in rural Uganda and have sponsored four so far. Our oldest child there has made it through two years of college already! We are in regular contact with all of the children through AAH and receive lovely, warm, hand-written letters from them. The school is well-run, and I believe all of my money is put to good use there and throughout the school's outreach to the local community. My son also volunteered for a few weeks at AAH and loved it! I cannot recommend this non-profit more highly!

 
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I worked at Arlington Academy of Hope with Lasell College for 3 weeks in the summer of 2014. It was a wonderful experience and the children are amazing. The work being one there is life changing for both the students, teachers and helpers. This organization must stay around and be supported by others. People need a chance to see how great AAH is and I hope everyone once has a day to experience it.

 
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As a volunteer with AAH two years ago, I fell in the love with the work of the organization and it's community. It is providing sustainable development practices to an area that really needs it. It has earned so much respect from that community and has influenced the development of education in not only the Bududa District but in Manafwa as well. I felt so strongly about the work when I first arrived in Uganda that I worked hard to become the new international coordinator for AAH and I'm so happy I did.

 
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Arlington Academy of Hope holds a special place in my heart. Through their outreach program, I was able to meet people and experience things that changed my life and world view more than I could have ever changed theirs. This program is spectacular and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a nonprofit to work with.

 
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