Work is well under way on our biggest project to date – the construction of an eco-friendly children’s village, named ‘Paradise’, which will provide a home for 1,000 orphaned and underprivileged children from Andhra Pradesh and other parts of India.
The village will create a safe haven where children can be nurtured and realise their full potential, creating a self-sustaining and mutually beneficial community based on the pursuit of happiness through the common good. The village will also lead the way in construction, using recyclable materials and ‘green’ technologies for electricity, water, sewage and edible plantations.
Phase I of this major £5.85m development is nearing completion, with the secondary school and boys dorm already home to 200 children from deprived backgrounds. The girls dorm, skills development centre, preschool and primary school and institute for the visually challenged will all be operational by the start of 2016.
Phase II will include a health centre incorporating an artificial limb centre, visitors’ cottages, sports facilities, staff quarters, an admin block and a senior volunteers residence.
HEAL is urgently seeking donations for the staff quarters, vital in attracting good standard teaching staff, while there will be many new children arriving on campus soon, all needing sponsorship. To learn more about how to sponsor a child in India with HEAL please visit our How to Help section and click on Sponsor a Child in India.
To find out more about the Paradise Village project go to: www.healparadise.org