November 2017

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Children's Day

In India, Children’s Day is celebrated on November 14, the birthday of India’s first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, who was popularly known as “Chacha Nehru” (Uncle Nehru) to India’s children.  On this day, schools hold special programs, to commemorate Jawaharlal Nehru and to celebrate children.  HUGGS recognizes this special day to honour all children, students as well as students’ siblings and little neighbours.  Several of our students are under 18, especially those in Intermediate or Junior College which is equivalent to Grades 11 and 12.

Read more about Children’s Day in India:

Helen and Marilyn Visit India Oct 2017

HUGGS Board Directors Marilyn and Helen are back in Vancouver after their trip to the program in India.  Here’s Helen’s sum-up of their visit.

Helen’s Blog October 30, 2017:  VIZAG RETROSPECTIVE

Marilyn and I have arrived home safely from our trip to Visakhapatnam (Vizag) to visit the HUGGS program. A whirlwind of a week, but productive and always so instructive for us.  It was a chance to hear from the staff, the 3 tutors who are graduate HUGGS students, the 10 new students and their families, and be with the whole group of 41 current students as well as alumni.

Of course a major highlight was...

Student with Madhu Latha

We are delighted to announce that British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BBCIC) has selected HUGGS as recipient of its International Award of Leadership for 2017/18. This award is given to an individual within an organization who has demonstrated excellence in leadership, innovation and collaboration in their work.

The individual who will be accepting the award is HUGGS’ Coordinator in India, Madhulatha Ganireddi, whose primary responsibility over the past six years has been the overall well-being of HUGGS students and the...

New HSC Building

HUGGS is situated on the third floor of this new building.

Dear Friends and Well-wishers,                                                                                           

We are so pleased to report the success of last year’s campaign, when we were able to match a donor’s initial $10,000 gift—raising funds to enlarge and update a new HUGGS Student Centre (HSC) for our students! These funds allow us to equip the HSC with computers, desks, whiteboards, a small kitchen, clean water, air conditioners, and more.

Many thanks for your generosity; it couldn’t have happened without you!

But wait—there’s more good news for 2017!    The same generous donor has repeated her gift of...

Madhu with Students

You can help more students realize their dreams! Every dollar makes a difference. Thank you to our amazing donors - your generous support positively changes young lives!

HUGGS Charitable Registration Number: 87497 9305 RR0001


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