The International HUG Foundation

What We Do

Education provides a path for a life out of poverty. However, for many children who live in Uganda, education is out of reach. Even if girls and boys enroll in school, they often lack the basic necessities, healthcare, and other support that enables them to stay in school and succeed. Nearly 50% of children in Uganda drop out before they graduate from primary school.


In collaboration with our local partners, we run programs that aim to decrease school absenteeism and drop out among vulnerable children. Our programs also address other critical stakeholders – educators and families – as part of a multi-faceted approach to helping children succeed in school, overcome poverty-related challenges, and live happy and productive lives.


Our programs are unique and effective because they address children’s educational needs, but also their emotional, physical, and other needs. That’s what’s needed to empower children to gain an education and change their lives and the lives of their families. We are continuously evaluating and improving our services to deliver high-impact interventions.


In 2015, 2,500 vulnerable children were helped by the programs run by i.HUG and its partners.