The International HUG Foundation

2017 Benefit Gala

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Tackling typhoid, keeping children safe

Saturday, May 9th 2015, 23:42 pm

A typhoid outbreak has been ravaging communities in Uganda. The disease is spread by contaminated water—putting the lives of the children we serve at risk. More

Saturday, January 24th 2015, 23:50 pm

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Education report: Taking Aim at Literacy

Tuesday, January 20th 2015, 5:42 am

In conjunction with Global Primary School, we took aim at the issue of literacy and have been focusing on improving rates of literacy among the students with the most difficulties—those who couldn’t write, read, or spell. And we've been encouraged by the results. More

Circle Time, Growing through Partnership

Friday, December 12th 2014, 19:21 pm

This was the first time we offered Circle time at a partner school and it affirms to us one thing: Children need to be talked to and cared for if they are to succeed in school, and at life. More

Monday, November 17th 2014, 19:36 pm

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Empowering Change

Monday, November 17th 2014, 18:44 pm

The holidays are about giving and gratitude. You can help us empower vulnerable children in Uganda with an education and daily necessities for success that are otherwise unattainable. Click here to download this pdf label and place it on any jar or bowl and fill it with your spare change over the coming weeks for More

Essanyu Fall 2014

Wednesday, November 12th 2014, 21:53 pm

Please read the latest issue of Essanyu. We are heading into the Holiday Season of Giving and have updates on that as well as what's happening in Uganda with our programs. More

Back To School

Thursday, September 4th 2014, 19:02 pm

Please donate now to send vulnerable children in Uganda back to school with all the support they need to succeed. More

Essanyu Spring 2014

Tuesday, June 17th 2014, 21:50 pm

Click here to download our digital newsletter. See what's happening in Uganda and read our latest success stories! More

THANK YOU!

Thursday, March 27th 2014, 1:05 am

The i.HUG 7th Annual Gala was a success! If you missed it read on and watch the video. If you didn't miss it, thank you for attending and spread the word! More

Congrats Class of 2013: All i.HUG Students Pass National Exam

Tuesday, February 18th 2014, 7:04 am

The i.HUG Foundation is pleased to announce that all seventh grade students in its Kabalagala Academy School have passed Uganda’s national Primary Leaving Exam (PLE). This is a major achievement and a critical milestone, as passing this test enables the children to enter secondary school, another major step to More

Essanyu Newsletter Fall 2013

Tuesday, November 12th 2013, 18:16 pm

Please view our latest newsletter, Essanyu. More

Empowering Mothers, Supporting through Depression

Sunday, November 3rd 2013, 0:03 am

Interim results from i.HUG's support group found that 80% of participants report that their depression symptoms have improved, and in turn, their functional ability has increased. More

Celebrating Music, Celebrating Love

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 4:53 am

In their music lessons and in the school choir, children have been composing their own songs around the theme of 'love' - including love of parents and family, love of education and school, as well as love of their country and home. More

Supporting Mothers Through Depression

Tuesday, October 29th 2013, 4:52 am

The effects of depression can be far reaching. i.HUG’s needs assessment underscored the negative impact depression has on the lives of children and families as a whole. Based on these findings, i.HUG initiated a support group that aims to reduce depression among mothers of the children in our program. More

Lessons from the Field: Growing Our Food

Monday, October 21st 2013, 16:53 pm

Malnutrition among children in Uganda is at a crisis level. More than half of children under 5 suffer from under-nourishment. At the Kabalagala Community School, we’re empowering students so they never have to go hungry. More

Developing Life Skills

Friday, October 11th 2013, 18:11 pm

In their science lessons, the children are learning how to make charcoal in a cheap and environmentally friendly way. More

Fighting OKWEKYAWA, Supporting Mothers

Saturday, August 10th 2013, 21:52 pm

i.HUG conducted a needs assessment in Kabalagala, Uganda that showed deep poverty and violence--especially violence against women and children. The impact was overwhelming: Of the 50 adults interviewed, 35 were severely depressed. More

i.HUG's Essanyu: July 2013

Thursday, July 25th 2013, 16:56 pm

Essanyu means "feeling of joy" in the Luganda langugae. Read the latest edition of Essanyu which includes news and progress for the i.HUG Foundation by reading our newsletter. Click here to download. More

2013 Benefit Gala: An Evening of Hope, Celebration

Monday, June 24th 2013, 21:01 pm

On April 29, 2013, the i.HUG Foundation hosted its 6th Annual Benefit Gala at the National Arts Club in New York City. This year’s Gala raised nearly $25,000—bringing education, health, and hope to children in need in Uganda. More

A Brighter Smile

Friday, May 17th 2013, 22:23 pm

One volunteer asks: with my knowledge of dental health, how can I help? Alexis Cohen writes about her experiences in Kabalagala looking inside the mouths of children in the program. More

It's Not Too Late To Help!

Tuesday, May 7th 2013, 23:18 pm

If you missed the 2013 i.HUG Gala, you can still help our students. More

Team Effort: Baylor and i.HUG fight HIV/AIDS

Sunday, March 24th 2013, 17:31 pm

HIV/AIDS is a major issue facing the community of Kabalagala and contributes to the cycle of poverty. In February 2013, i.HUG teamed up with the Baylor College of Medicine, based at Uganda’s national referral hospital Mulago Hospital, to host an HIV testing event at the Kabalagala Community School. With nearly More

KCS Students Aim High, Score High, on Country-Wide Exam

Wednesday, March 13th 2013, 3:15 am

The results are in: 93% of our Primary-7 students passed the 2012 Primary Leaving Examination (PLE)! The PLE is an extremely challenging exam; it tests Primary-7 students on the entire primary school curriculum--all 7 years. More

New Website Debuts

Thursday, January 24th 2013, 16:06 pm

We are very proud to announce the re-launch of i.HUG Foundation’s website, ihugfoundation.org. The new site features the organization’s latest news and other need-to-know content, along with images and stories from the project intended to inspire a closer connection with i.HUG’s global village of supporters. More

Latest Newsletter

Thursday, December 13th 2012, 16:22 pm

Read i.HUG's latest Newsletter for articles on The Parent Craft Group, i.HUG's Fourth Annual Benefit Gala and incredible stories of the children at KCS. More

Annual Report

Monday, November 12th 2012, 11:33 am

i.HUG’s 2012 Annual Report offers an overview of the past year’s efforts to provide education, health, and hope for Uganda’s most needy children. Without your help, none of this work would have been possible. Click here to read our 2012 Annual Report. More

Healthy Girls, Thanks to VGIF

Monday, November 12th 2012, 11:33 am

In Uganda, many girls don’t attend school on days they menstruate due to a lack of affordable protection materials. More

Josephine: A Girl’s Life, Saved

Monday, November 12th 2012, 11:32 am

Life can change in an instant—and that’s what happened to Josephine, a 12 year old student at KCS. Josephine was hit and knocked unconscious by an out-of-control motorbike on her way home from the market, where she had gone to buy food for her family. More

New Leadership

Monday, November 12th 2012, 11:32 am

The i.HUG Foundation welcomes Mandy Hickling, the organization’s new President, for the 2012-2014 term. To her role as President, the second in the organization’s history, Mandy brings with her experience in education and international development. More

Major Milestone: i.HUG’s School Graduates First Class

Monday, November 12th 2012, 11:32 am

i.HUG is pleased to announce its first class of primary school graduates. In 2007, these children enrolled in the Kabalagala Community School, and have defied all the obstacles to achieve this major milestone. More