Alongside the Children’s Village project in Guntur, HEAL has provided the chance for children from villages and slum areas to receive an education through its Poverty Trap project.
HEAL has been responsible for supporting around 200 children at the neighbouring Bala Kuteer School (Chetana) by providing books, stationary, teachers and midday meals to children from very poor families nearby. These have been educated alongside those children cared for at the HEAL Village who also are provided with accommodation.
Without HEAL’s funding the parents of these children would not have been able to afford to send their children to school, and many of them may well have been forced into child labour. The Poverty Trap project in Guntur was HEAL’s successful pilot scheme, and has since been rolled out to other schools in Andhra Pradesh.