Arlington Academy of Hope

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Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization based in Arlington, Virginia, in the United States. The organization seeks to help children in Uganda by providing access to education within their village communities.[1][2][3] AAH also aims to foster cultural understanding and interaction between the people of the United States and Uganda.[4][5]

AAH began as an informal scholarship program run by Ugandan emigres John Wanda and Joyce Wanda. Donations went to students in rural eastern Uganda to help support their education. AAH built a primary school called Arlington Academy of Hope in Bumwalukani village, which was opened on February 2, 2004. It is the only school in the region which utilizes American models of education, serves lunch, and emphasizes the development of the child as an individual. Many of the children of Arlington Academy of Hope receive sponsorship from Americans.[5][6]

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  1. ^ de Tantillo, Lila (October 16, 2005). "Mislaid Friend Finds His Way Into a Book; Boy's Loss of Stuffed Cat Moves Mother to Write". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 1, 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  2. ^ Wambi, Michael (July 13, 2011). "UGANDA: IN SEARCH OF BETTER MEDICAL CARE". Inter Press Service English News Wire. Retrieved October 1, 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  3. ^ "To watch To play". The Washington Post. April 8, 2011. Retrieved October 1, 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  4. ^ de Tantillo, Lila (October 13, 2005). "Mislaid Friend Ends Up in Book; Arlington Boy's Stuffed Cat Moves Mom to Write Story". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 1, 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  5. ^ a b Babcock, Stephane (October 26, 2006). "ACA House of Delegates Meeting Highlights Year of Professional, Personal Accomplishments". Dynamic Chiropractic. Retrieved October 1, 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 
  6. ^ Bahrampour, Tara (February 24, 2005). "A Lesson In Foreign Exchange; An Immigrant and a Local Teacher Help Start a School in Uganda". The Washington Post. Retrieved October 1, 2014 – via HighBeam Research. (Subscription required (help)). 

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