For 20 years, REACH for Uganda and our sister organization in Uganda, the Arlington Academy of Hope, have worked hard to lift education standards in eastern Uganda. Our two primary schools have an enrollment of over 800 students each year, providing untold opportunities for hundreds of kids who would otherwise not have a chance to advance. Students who complete our primary school program travel to boarding schools far away to continue their education. Our dream since we started has been a secondary school or high school of our own, in our region, so our kids can complete the equivalent of a K–12 education before we release them to college. Today, that dream is closer to reality. 

In 2021, REACH for Uganda approved plans for the construction of a secondary school in Kikholo town in Bududa district. When fully built, the school will have two classroom blocks, two dormitory buildings, an administration block, a science and library block, and a multipurpose building. Other buildings and facilities will include toilets, teacher houses, a school clinic, playgrounds, and even a swimming pool. We have broken down the construction into three phases spanning five years. The budget for construction of the entire school is about $7 million. 

Towards the end of 2021, USAID, after a thorough review of our plans, awarded us a grant of $800,000 towards construction. Since then, our leadership team and major donors have raised another $1,200,000, bringing the total so far to $2,000,000. With this amount, we have begun construction of buildings in the first phase. But as you can see, we are a long way from our goal and need your help to get there. Your generous support will help provide a secure, permanent learning place for our students and ensure that the academic excellence we have introduced at primary school continues through secondary school. 

Making this dream a reality is a team effort that will involve all of our longtime supporters. No amount is too small or too large. All donors will receive a personal letter of thanks. If you can organize a small fundraiser around this project, please do. We look forward to hearing your creative fundraising and outreach ideas in the coming months. Please check our website for all the different ways to give. We will also be sending out more detailed information by mail to all our supporters in the near future. 

Below are donation levels with naming rights. Please leave a legacy that will last for generations to come!

Partner ($1 million and over): An investment of $1 million makes the donor an automatic partner in all REACH and AAH programs.

Champion ($400,000 and over): This is a permanent honor for a one-time gift towards all construction. They can visit any time and advise on any management issue related to the school. They can choose to name any building in their honor or other recognition they wish to receive for themselves or their family.

Platinum Donor ($250,000 and over) A Platinum donor will help complete one full building, which will be named after the donor for perpetuity. At this time, the buildings open for naming are the Administration building which will also house the library, the Multi-purpose building and the Science Lab and Computer center. A picture of the donor or other selected art will prominently grace the walls of the building.

Gold Donor ($100,000 and over) A Gold donor can choose to sponsor an entire floor of a building, or sponsor one of the smaller buildings on the project. These include teacher houses, kitchen, toilets, etc.

Silver Donor ($50,000 and over) These sponsors will have a classroom, or any of the major rooms (such as computer, staffroom, head teacher offices, etc) named after them. Alternatively, they can choose to have a program named after them e.g. ICT program, Math program, etc.

Bronze Donor (Over $20,000) These donors will have a wall, a walkway, road, or specific items named after them.

Wall of Honor (Over $5,000) These donors will have their name listed on the wall of honor in the main office of the school

Other Donation Amounts We welcome donations of all sizes. Donors who are not able to give in the above amounts will be welcomed and recognized. We will publicize such donations in the monthly newsletters and e-mails, and our annual reports. All donations, regardless of amount, will be acknowledged.

All donations are welcome! Thank you for your consideration.

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September 03, 2023

  First, let me tell you again how excited everyone here in Bududa is. Just seeing the construction activity is exhilarating. Every morning, many men and women gather at the entrances to enroll as day laborers. Many come carrying their own h...


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