Arlington Academy of Hope
The Mission of the Arlington Academy of Hope is to help children in rural Uganda reach their full potential. Their Story began when Their Founders John and Joyce Wanda, natives of Eastern Uganda, immigrated to the U.S. to start a new life. The Arlington Academy of Hope grew out of their determination to give back and provide the chance for a good education and basic healthcare to the children of their home villages.
AAH is a 501(c)3, non-profit organization based in the United States that helps children in rural Uganda reach their full potential. They built a model school and two health clinics so that education and healthcare, local development, and community outreach could improve the quality of life and transform poor villages into self-sustaining communities. They do this by engaging a caring community of volunteers, child sponsors, donors, partners and friends in the United States, Uganda and throughout the world.
AAH’s vision is to transform villages in rural Uganda into vibrant, self-sustaining communities through quality education and health care. Specifically, they seek to:
-Develop educational and health care models in each village where they have a presence.
-Set new standards of academic excellence and prepare the children for adult lives that contribute to the progress of their communities and the world. Local schools will perform better. Students will progress to higher levels of learning and professional careers. Through adult education programs, literacy will increase in local communities.
-Establish clinics and community health programs that provide children and their families with access to modern health care, medicines, and treatments. More people will live longer with a higher quality of life.
-Encourage villages with AAH programs to employ technology and provide services for surrounding areas. Building and farming techniques will demonstrate an increased environmental awareness.
-Through shared learning experiences, AAH will foster greater cultural understanding on local, national and international levels.
They are an organization that believes in …
Education: They believe that all children have a right to education and basic healthcare. They believe that education is the key to transformation and provides new opportunities. They believe that children are their hope for the future.
Integrity: They responsibly and strategically use their resources of time, talent and money.
Respect: They value the Ugandan culture and way of life. They are inclusive of diverse ideas, perspectives and backgrounds within AAH.
Communication: They honestly and openly share Their ideas and organizational decision making.
Partnership: They foster teamwork and value relationships with their volunteers, child sponsors, donors, partners and friends as they work to achieve their goals in partnership with the people of Uganda.
A Passion to Serve: They empower people with opportunities to help children and others in need. They strengthen and grow the organization in a positive and constructive way.See more