January 2018

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2017 HUGGS Students

Thanks to your generous donations, HUGGS has exceeded its Matching Gift Campaign goal of $10,000!  In fact, thanks to an anonymous donor’s matching grant we have reached a total of $20,596.55.  What a wonderful way to start HUGGS’ 15th Anniversary year!

Happy Students


Along with the whole country, HUGGS celebrates the 68th anniversary of India’s Republic Day on January 26. It is a national holiday that brings together all Indians with a feeling of pride and love for their nation.

Republic Day celebrates the founding of India’s Constitution.  With its own Constitution, India became truly independent.  The “Independence” granted by the British in 1947 had given the country ‘dominion’ status in the British Commonwealth.  India then worked on its own Constitution to become a Republic on January 26, 1950.

Republic Day is celebrated with...

HUGGS Canada is a registered Canadian charity, empowering youth through education in South East India. HUGGS focuses on promising young people who have the ability to excel in education, but are without the resources to study beyond Grade 10.

Thanks to our generous donors, we sponsor young people in Visakhapatnam (Vizag), to complete their secondary and post-secondary education. Students are selected based on financial need, academic ability and family encouragement.

Today more than 30 HUGGS graduates are working in their communities in careers including nursing, teaching, engineering, finance and computing.


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