By: Khanakwa Stella
I am Khanakwa Stella and I am eleven years old. I am a pupil of Matuwa Primary School in Primary Six. Matuwa Primary School is found in Bupoto sub-county in Manafwa District in eastern Uganda.
I am very grateful for what Arlington Academy of Hope has done for the pupils of Matuwa Primary School as follows.
Arlington Academy of Hope has provided secondary scholarships for our friends who perform well in the Primary Leaving Examinations, aiding them to go further and complete their education, hence creating a better future for them. This also inspired me to work hard as well so I can get a scholarship.
AAH has also helped by providing us with lunch which we were not having in our school. Before, I was always dozing in class and performing poorly. But since AAH provided us with food for lunch, I am now healthy and performing well.
Thirdly, AAH helped in the construction of our kitchen which has improved on our sanitation. Before, we had a very poor kitchen that we worried about. But special thanks goes to AAH for helping us to construct a new, good-looking kitchen.
Additionally, our school library had many damages and it did not have books to read, but AAH helped us repair our library and it has been well-stocked with all the reading materials which help us to perform well. Therefore, great thanks to Arlington Academy of Hope for such a wonderful innovation. We promise to perform better using our library.
Furthermore, AAH has also helped to repair our windows and floors. Our windows were broken and when it could rain, there was too much coldness and I was always having fever. But since AAH helped us to repair our windows, we are so grateful for making our school neat, shiny, and smart.
Arlington Academy of Hope has also facilitated us in games and sports by providing equipment like balls and sportswear, making us fit for games.
Additionally, organization of the 5K race was done by AAH, making our school famous in the USA and making us healthy by exercising our bodies. They also managed to give awards like pens, books, cups, and plates to the best runners in the race.
Therefore, personally, I feel I have been greatly helped by Arlington Academy of Hope and I can only pay them back by working very, very hard.
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