Garden Party 2018
On a beautiful Saturday afternoon in May, HUGGS friends and supporters attended a delightful Garden Party at the home of Isobel Bodie.
Thanks to our genial host, HUGGS Director Nick Bodie for bringing us a quick review of HUGGS 15 years of empowering youth through education. On behalf of HUGGS, Nick thanked our founder, Lisa Heel for starting us on this incredible journey. Lisa responded with appreciation for all those who have empowered HUGGS through these years!
HUGGS was happy to have Starbucks (Pemberton plaza, North Van) provide chai and coffee for the event, as well as two lovely servers!
Our thanks to Isobel, Caroline and Azmina for giving us all the opportunity to socialize together and to hear about the work….especially, about Malleswari, HUGGS graduate and new Study Centre Assistant.
We were reminded to SAVE THE DAY on September 15 when Madhulatha, our coordinator will be giving the address at HUGGS Anniversary dinner.
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.