Secondary Education

AAH’s Secondary School Scholarship Program enables AJS graduates and scholarship winners from our outreach schools to achieve their dream of attending secondary school, which is equivalent to middle and high school in the U.S. In 2017, more than 350 village children attended high-quality boarding schools throughout Uganda thanks to AAH scholarships. Throughout these years of study, AAH continues to support the students’ academic success and also reinforces their ties to the local communities.

AAH secondary school scholarships are funded by our Akisoferi Wamundu Fund for the Future, named after the father of John Wanda, AAH’s Co-founder. Akisoferi’s dedication to education helped ensure John’s educational success and inspired the vision for AAH.

Highlights of the Secondary School Scholarship Program

Academics

Students are expected to work hard and present their report cards for review by AAH Uganda administrators during each term break. They must maintain strong grades and performance reviews to continue their scholarship.

Vetted Schools

Students attend secondary schools regularly assessed by AAH Uganda both for quality academics and sensitivity to children coming from rural areas.

Community Service

During term breaks, students return to the village and perform community service under AAH UG’s guidance. The older students tutor younger children, work in the library, clinic, or on the farm, and also do special projects. This model instills a sense of responsibility to give back to their communities.

Mentoring and Oversight

A team of AAH Uganda teachers, administrators and volunteers help students prepare for and transition to secondary school. Student evaluations are reviewed each term so that concerns about academic performance or emotional adjustment can be addressed immediately.

Student Sponsorship

As with our primary students, most secondary scholarship students are sponsored by a donor who develops a special bond with the student. One of the highlights of the school year is the arrival of a big bundle of sponsor letters three times a year.

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The school is terrific, and I love that the goal is to impact in the whole community (outreach schools, clinics, etc), not just a really good school that 350 kids get to attend. It’s great to know that you really can make a difference.

Linda

Sponsor, volunteer

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