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February 5 to 11 The 27th annual International Development Week celebrates Canadian contributions to poverty reduction in the developing world.   An essential part of poverty reduction is the provision of education.   HUGGS Canada is proud to be a part of this uniquely Canadian tradition through providing education to young people in India.

“Be the change

you want to see

in the world.”

Mahatma Gandhi*

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, also known as “Mahatma” (Great Soul), showed the world that change can be effectively brought about through non-violent methods.  He is respected for his passive resistance to British rule, with which he led India to independence.  His birthday, October 2, is a national holiday in India – Gandhi Jayanti - when educational institutions hold ceremonies to mark the day.  Worldwide, the day is celebrated as the International Day for Non-Violence.

*These quotes are popularly attributed to Mahatma Gandhi, though...

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The mission of HUGGS Canada is to provide underprivileged students in India with the opportunity to further their education, enabling them to contribute more effectively to their families and communities.


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