On October 27, HUGGS students join India in celebrating Diwali, also known as the festival of lights! The name comes from Sanksrit dipavali, meaning “row of lights": homes and streets are decorated with candles and clay lamps called diyas, and fireworks are set off at night. Families gather to eat special foods, light diyas and pray for their ancestors. Diwali is a celebration of wealth, happiness and light over dark. We at HUGGS hope that the light of Diwali fills each of your homes with the light of joy and happiness! For more information,please see https://www.almanac.com/content/diwali
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.