HUGGS Students

We are delighted  to announce the successful completion of the Matching Gift Campaign. Thanks to our generous donors, we exceeded the goal of raising $10.000.  We so much appreciate our wonderful anonymous donor who made possible the final total of over $20,000!


I had the opportunity to visit the HUGGS site in November and to see firsthand the impact that your donations are having. These students are bright, eager, and hardworking, and their lives are being changed through education. They come from backgrounds of poverty, and most of them are the first in their families to even complete high school. While they are excelling at their education, many students struggle with questions about choosing the right career path, job prospects, stress management, merging careers and marriages, and more. The monies raised will help HUGGS programs with the addition of counselling services for students. 


On my visit to Vizag, I was overwhelmed at the hard work and determination demonstrated by these students. They are eager and bright young people whose dreams are coming true and who have asked me to express their thanks to all of you! 


Wishing you all the best for the new year,


With gratitude,


Rachel Samuel


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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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