Matthew, Jack, and Zach’s favorite Teen Trip memories

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Zach, Jack, and Matthew (pictured left to right with AAH Uganda Program Director Milton Kamoti)—the young men from this year’s Teen Trip— share their favorite memories of their special time in Uganda. For Matthew, the climb up Mount Nusu with AJS students stood out, and playing soccer with the local students was the favorite of…
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Teen Trip Recap from Uganda

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You don’t want to miss out next year! by Fareeda Abdulkareem, AAH International Coordinator Volunteering is a cornerstone of the Arlington Academy of Hope. Our volunteer program spans both humanitarian activities and an old-fashioned, get-to-know Uganda journey with its people and blessings.  When our annual Teen Trip with nine teenagers and chaperone co-founder Joyce Wanda…
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AAH Outreach Program Rallies For The New Term

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by Fareeda Abdulkareem, AAH International Coordinator On June 7th, the head teachers from seventeen schools around the Bududa district convened at the Arlington Academy of Hope library to discuss strategy and concerns regarding the direction of the Outreach Program for the second term. The Outreach Program is an AAH initiative that works with twenty-four schools…
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Donor Spotlight: The Grandfathers’ Club

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By Bethany Hu, AAH Operations Manager Most AAH student sponsors are individual families, but one of our most interesting sponsors is a group of poker-playing retirees from Northern Virginia who call themselves the Honorary Grandfathers’ Club. The Grandfathers (L to R): Bill Markey, Craig Zane, Sandy Kantor, Mike Heilmann, Pete Koenig, Vic Tawil, Hal Bradberry…
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Donor Spotlight: Patricia Walochik

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By Laura Barrantes, Executive Director Patricia Walochik’s first gift to AAH was in 2002, two years before Arlington Junior School opened. Before moving to Atlanta, where she lives now, Pat and her late husband George were members of Bethel Church, the church John and Joyce Wanda attended when they moved to Arlington. Pat remembers the…
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The Need for Light

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by Ani Arzoomanian, Tuckahoe Elementary School As a fourth grade teacher at Tuckahoe Elementary School, I was first made aware of Arlington Academy of Hope by way of our mutual affiliation with Matuwa Primary School in Uganda. After learning more about AAH’s righteous intentions – their goal to improve the quality of life in rural…
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Better Housing Project

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By Jimmy Kuloba, AAH Graduate & Volunteer The Better Housing Project started in August of 2017 as partnership between AAH Uganda and the Kamal Foundation to help people cement the floors in their homes in different communities of Bududa district. This project is aimed at improving the lives of people in the district. The dirt…
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