Historic day for HEAL as Institute for Visually Challenged welcomes first children

HEAL Paradise Village reached a significant milestone recently with the arrival of the first children at the Phanendra Chunduri Institute for the Visually Challenged. The building, kindly donated by Dr Dhanumjaya Rao, Mrs Vijaya and Miss Jyothi Chunduri, from Birmingham, England, in memory of the Chunduris’ late son, was officially opened back in January, but […]

Festival fun at HEAL children’s villages

HEAL children love nothing more than to celebrate a festival, birthday or special occasion. And there has been plenty of opportunity in recent weeks, including the Gandhi birthday celebrations, Independence Day, Teachers’ Day, Children’s Day and the ever-popular festival of lights, Diwali. HEAL children work hard in the classroom six days a week, so it […]

HEAL student sings with voice of an Angel at national competition

HEAL is celebrating a spectacular success after one of its Paradise Village students, 13-year-old Angel Vennela, achieved a second-place finish in a prestigious national schools competition. On the weekend of Children’s Day, the 24th annual Balotsav children’s festival attracted 5,000 competitors from 300 schools across India and a team from HEAL Paradise Village School was […]

Children enjoy day of celebrations at HEAL Paradise Village

HEAL children enjoyed a double celebration at Paradise Village on September 5 when Teachers’ Day combined with the festival of Krishnashtami. With HEAL founder Dr Satya Prasad Koneru in attendance, accompanied by HEAL India president Ramavtar Yadav and HEAL UK communications director Jem King, the children paid tribute to their teachers during a special morning […]

Sunny outlook for HEAL children at Guntur

THE sun has been beating down as temperatures in Andhra Pradesh state have soared into the mid-40s degrees Centigrade in recent weeks, but this has not stopped the students of HEAL Children’s Village from shining in the classroom. Education has always been at the core of HEAL’s work in India, the charity’s team of volunteers […]

HEAL Paradise boys dorm ready for occupation

STUDENT numbers will increase over the coming weeks at HEAL Paradise Village with the Hans Foundation Dormitory for Boys now nearing completion. Pupils at the primary school have numbered just over 50 since its opening last summer, but that number will double now that the dorms are ready for occupation. The new building, donated by […]

HEAL Day celebrations come to Paradise Village

HEAL founder Dr Prasad is presented with a birthday cake

CHILDREN from all of HEAL’s projects across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states came together recently to celebrate a regular new fixture in the charity’s calendar – HEAL Day. And there was a big double celebration on February 16 as this is also the birthday of HEAL founder Dr Satya Prasad Koneru, who was visiting HEAL […]

Party time at HEAL Paradise Village!

IT’S not all work and no play for the children of HEAL Paradise Village. Parties and celebrations play a big part in school life and the children love nothing more than tucking into some birthday cake, or dressing up for a national holiday. Republic Day was recently celebrated with the raising of the Indian national […]

HEAL seeks tablet donations as Paradise Village enters the computer age

AS ever-growing investment provides states such as Andhra Pradesh and Telangana with internet services and a promised growth in digital literacy, HEAL is making sure that the children in its care are not being left behind. Visitors to India will know that most rural areas are notoriously poor for internet coverage, but Vijayawada, the nearest […]

HEAL children surf the net in new computer lab at Paradise Village

The first ever computer lab class at HEAL’s flagship new site, Paradise Village, was held this week by visiting HEAL volunteer, Colin Charlton. After a lot of preparatory work in setting up the computer room which is equipped with 30 terminals all connected to the internet, Colin took a class of 21 children for their […]