HEAL can produce model citizens, says Paradise Village CEO Ajay Kumar

A STRONG desire to offer new hope to unemployed and disenchanted young adults was a major factor in bringing new HEAL India CEO Ajay Kumar to Paradise Village. “It has been my passion to be an instrument to provide employment to the unemployed youth who otherwise waste their time not knowing where to go and […]

HEAL hope octogenarian Rajendra Prasad will be Cycle India inspiration

AN amazing octogenarian was among the participants of Cycle India 2016 who travelled from Agra to Jaipur by bike to raise funds for HEAL. Dr Gadde Babu Rajendra Prasad, a retired veterinary doctor from Vijayawada, became the oldest cyclist to take part in the event since its inception in 2008 when he joined up with […]

HEAL aims to provide nothing but the best for its Paradise Village students

IT’S not only the building work that is progressing quickly at HEAL’s model development Paradise Village, because students at the Koneru Lalitha & Rama Krishna Rao Secondary School are benefitting from a rapidly expanding programme of academics and arts too. With another 150 or more new arrivals set to swell the ranks ahead of the […]

It’s all systems go for 2nd HEAL Day at Paradise Village

PREPARATIONS are in full swing for what is being described as the biggest gathering in HEAL’s 23-year history on February 16. Paradise Village campus will be the venue for the second HEAL Day celebrations, when children and supporters from far and wide will converge on the tiny Andhra Pradesh village of Thotapalli. In addition to […]

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 […]

Jaipur.Digital team up with HEAL for Cycle India 2016

HEAL is delighted to announce a new link-up with media partners Jaipur.Digital ahead of its big fundraising bike ride through Rajasthan in February, Cycle India 2016. The event – the fifth Cycle India organised by HEAL – will take the form of a five-day 400km cycle ride from Agra to Jaipur, followed by visits to […]

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 […]