All systems go for Paradise Village

THE long wait is finally over and the dream of a self-contained, self-sustaining village catering for many hundreds of underprivileged children of all ages is about to become a reality for HEAL and its visionary founder Dr Koneru Satya Prasad. Admittedly, there is still a long way to go before Paradise Village opens its doors […]

Things are improving at Kanuru School.

Previously, HEAL has been providing school uniforms to the children of Kanuru School, but this year the school has been able to take advantage of a new government scheme which provides free uniforms. Instead, HEAL has provided each child with a free pair of shoes. Until now, most of the children have been going to […]

Lakshmi Parvathi sings and dances

Lakshmi Parvathi (15) lives with her grandmother in Bhadrachalam, a remote tribal area of India where HEAL has a school, and has been an orphan for the last four years following the death of both parents. She developed her own interest in singing and dancing and has written her own songs and choreographed her own […]

Follow Heal on Twitter

HEAL are embracing new technologies and want to tell you more about all the things we are doing, so we now have a Twitter account! Please follow us on @healvillage so that you have updates on our progress at your fingertips. Among the latest ‘tweets’ is a picture posted from Kanuru School in Vijayawada, a […]

Heal family celebrates Diwali

THE children of the Heal Village in Guntur were very excited to join in the celebration of Diwali, popularly known as the ‘festival of lights’, recently. Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year in Andhra Pradesh and is widely celebrated by families, who perform traditional activities together in their homes. Celebrations […]

Rag-time boost for Heal

FOR the second year running, the fund-raising efforts of London medical students have proved to be just what the doctor ordered for Heal. Barts and The London Students’ Association, the representative body for medical, dental and occupational therapy students, have developed a fantastic reputation for their charitable efforts and over the last eight years have […]

Autumn ball raises £6,700 for Heal

HEAL would like to say a big thank-you to everyone who helped make our first Autumn Ball a great success. The princely sum of £6,700 was raised, all of the proceeds going towards the cost of building the new Paradise Village in Andhra Pradesh. The Fleet, in Peterborough, played host to 180 people for the […]

No pain, no gain for fund-raisers

SUPPORTERS of Heal continue to find innovative, interesting – and sometimes painful – new ways to raise money to help disadvantaged children in Andhra Pradesh. Members of Heal’s Fund-raising Committee never fail to be surprised at the lengths people will go to make donations to our charity … the latest being strip-waxing! Brave volunteers at […]