REACH for Uganda

formerly known as Arlington Academy of Hope (AAH)

EIN: 20-2089837

Mission Statement

REACH for Uganda, formerly Arlington Academy of Hope partners with communities in rural Uganda to improve the quality of life and realize human potential through improved education, healthcare and community development.

We are engaging elementary schools through partnership with parents, teachers and students. We mainly work with : Arlington traditional school, Tuckahoe elementary school, and Nottingham elementary schools. We engage the local Arlington community through child sponsorships, local events like 5k Global strides in Bluemont and organized visits through trips for high school students and adult and family trips.

Program Summary

REACH runs two model primary schools of 800 students: Arlington Junior School  and Matuwa Junior schools, outreach program to 26 elementary schools through the outreach program, a secondary and tertiary programs for children in rural Uganda. We also have two medical clinics which treat over 30,000 patients every year

Impact Statement

We are an organization that believes in…

We believe that children, especially girls, have a right to a quality education and basic healthcare. We believe that education is the key to transformation and opens opportunities. We believe that children are our hope for the future.

We use our resources of time, talent, and money responsibly and strategically.

We value the Ugandan culture and way of life. We are inclusive of diverse ideas, perspectives, and backgrounds within Reach For Uganda.

We honestly and openly share our ideas and organizational decision-making.

We foster teamwork and value relationships with our volunteers, child sponsors, donors, partners and friends as we work to achieve our goals in partnership with the people of Uganda.

A Passion to Serve
We empower people with opportunities to help children and others in need. We strengthen and grow the organization in a positive and constructive way.

What ways can the public get involved?

Sponsor a student’s education and change their life forever. Learn more here

Support the building of our new secondary and vocational school: Learn more here

Donate to the program:

Travel with us to Uganda-  High school students, adults, teachers. Learn more here:

How are charitable dollars spent? Where does my donation go?

REACH for Uganda will be celebrating 20 years of providing educational opportunties to children who have so little in rural Uganda through its two model primary schools, secondary and tertiary scholarships. The two health clinics and providing critical health care to over 30,000 people annually.

 Each year, more than 1300 students attend REACH’s education programs in Uganda at primary, secondary and tertiary levels. 283 students have graduated with degrees, diplomas and certificates. 

More than half of the students in our program are girls.

20 graduates have returned to run the program by giving back to the community. We have connected over 800 families in the US with families in rural Uganda.

Information provided February 2024