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Spring Tea 2016


HUGGS friends came to celebrate another exciting year of empowering 34 girls and boys though education!   We were warmly welcomed into the gracious home of HUGGS Director, Isobel Bodie.  Around the room were views of rhododendrons, displays of peonies and pictures of students radiating their gratitude for the life-changing gifts of HUGGS!

HUGGS Director, Dr. Nargis Abraham shared experiences of her recent visit with the students at the HUGGS Study Centre in Vizag.    Nargis spoke of the significance this gathering place has in the lives of the young people – providing a clean, quiet, cool welcome as they receive good nourishment at the end of the school day, quality tutoring in their homework and a sense of acceptance and belonging which is a hall mark of HUGGS.

HUGGS is blessed to have friends and donors so keenly interested in the work and the students.  

Thank you!    

HUGGS Student

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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