Helping Ugandan Generations (HUG), is a non profit organization that assists orphaned children and developing communities in Uganda.
HUG was established in April 2008 after Cate Altamura volunteered as a journalist in Uganda and became aware of the abject poverty throughout the country.
Once back in Australia, she felt compelled to help. She organized donations drives and set about raising awareness. The public's response has been overwhelming and to date and Direct Couriers was keen to get involved. HUG has since made several humanitarian trips to Uganda, sending over one tonne of aid such as clothes, books, scholastic materials and toys.
HUG understands that education is vital and the long-term goals are to build schools and dormitories in Uganda. In the interim HUG is raising funds to pay for full-time teachers at a makeshift school in Makindye, Uganda. HUG searches for and assists villages and children where there is no government support or aid.
Corruption, diseases and poverty make life a struggle for many. Instead of being able to grow up looking forward to many milestones, such as the first day of school or graduation, many in Uganda struggle just to survive. For some, survival is finding a safe place to sleep and something to eat each day. No matter what the obstacles are, HUG will continue to help underprivileged people in Uganda.
To help HUG and their mission to educate Ugandan children, you can donate here.