On International Women’s Day, HUGGS honours the mothers of our students. The majority of these women have little or no formal education, yet they encourage their children to study and complete College degrees. Most of these women were married and had their first child by 18. They are encouraging their daughters to enter the work force for a few years before marriage. Thirty young women have now completed their studies, through HUGGS Canada.
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.