Pinnamaneni family gather for stone-laying ceremony at HEAL Paradise Village

WITH well over 400 children now resident at HEAL Paradise Village, development work is moving forward on Phase Two at the flagship educational campus. The school buildings are fully operational, along with boys and girls dormitories, guest rooms, an institute for the visually challenged and a vocational training centre. The next step is to see […]

Arts & Crafts open up a whole new world for HEAL Paradise students

STUDENTS at HEAL Paradise Village have been showing their artistic side lately, with a new arts & crafts department capturing their imagination. Inspiration had come from many areas, not least the visits of self-taught artist Anita Rao, who has been asked to develop an art department for the children. She demonstrated her talents by creating […]

HEAL takes first successful steps towards helping child amputees in India

ELIZABETH’S Legacy of Hope (ELoH), HEAL’s partners in providing artificial limbs for some of India’s most vulnerable young people, have expressed their delight at the first children receiving prosthetic legs at Paradise Village. In September, a new joint project was launched to provide 80 child amputees with long-term and holistic support, including access to prosthetics, […]

Paradise alive to threat as drought conditions continue in Andhra Pradesh

AS temperatures rise going into the hot summer months, rural Andhra Pradesh – HEAL Paradise Village included – is once again facing serious drought conditions. While places like Chennai, south of Andhra Pradesh, have experienced devastating floods after torrential rainfall, the area around Vijayawada has remained hot and dry, sparking fresh concerns for farmers and […]

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 […]

Dignitaries attend inauguration of Paradise Skill Development Centre

Union Minister of India for Science and Technology Mr Sujana Chowdary presided over the official opening of the HEAL Paradise Village Ramaseshamma & Kotaiah Chunduri Skill Development Centre. He was accompanied by the State Health Minister Dr Kamineni Srinivas, Eluru MP Mr Maganti Babu and Dr CL Venkat Rao. HEAL Paradise Village chairman Dhanaprakash Pinnamaneni […]

HEAL Paradise Village stages successful Mega Health Camp

HEAL Paradise Village hosted a Mega Health Camp, conducted by Siddhartha Medical College alumni, as the showpiece campus welcomed more than 30 doctors into its newly-constructed Skills Development Centre recently. The inauguration of the centre was presided over by the central Minister of Science and Technology Sri Sujana Chowdary and the state Health Minister Sri […]

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 […]