The HUGGS team in India is comprised of an administrator, a coordinator, and tutors. Also on the team are a consultant and an on-call doctor.
David Benjamin of SNEHA (Society for Nurture, Education and Health Activities), a registered Indian NGO, is the Indian Administrator for HUGGS Canada. A mechanical engineer by training, David brings to HUGGS many years of experience in NGO administration. He also manages the Bridge of Hope in Gotlam, Andhra Pradesh.
Full-time HUGGS Coordinator Madhu Latha has a Masters in Social Work. She enjoys her responsibilities and goes beyond the call of duty in her dedication to HUGGS, taking a personal interest in the students and initiating innovative programs.
Krishnaveni, an Assistant Tutor, is also a HUGGS graduate and has a B.Sc. She has since completed M.Sc. in Math
Dr. John David is an ophthalmologist who spent nearly 20 years at the Arogyavaram Eye Hospital in Sompeta, near Vizag. He has been a consultant with HUGGS since 2007.
Dr. Syamala works at the King George Hospital in Vizag and also mentors medical students. She brings to HUGGS a genuine caring spirit for each student.
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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