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On January 26, India celebrates Republic Day! This is the day the constitution came into effect on 26 January 1950. It is celebrated across India with parades, patriotic songs, exhibitions and more! 

Last year, HUGGS students celebrated with performances and a group gathering.

HUGGS Student with Rachel

As I reflect on my incredible trip to India, I am still blown away by the amazing people I met and the incredible work HUGGS is doing in Vizag.

My trip was a whirlwind of activity. I spent the evenings at the HUGGS Study Centre where the students gather six days a week to study together from English to Chemistry to typing and more. A few of the HUGGS graduates work as tutors, and are fine role models for the students. As a nurse, I did some health teaching with the students and was so happy to see how engaged and knowledgeable they were.

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My time included visits to the homes of many students...

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.