Guntur golden girls blossom to set a shining example for all HEAL students

FIVE young girls, who all came from desperate and difficult family backgrounds into the caring lap of the HEAL family at Guntur Children’s Village, have completed their B.Tech college studies with flying colours. With high pass marks ranging between 70 to 85%, the hard work of Yasaswini, Supraja, Lakshmi, Anusha and Aswini has paid off. […]

Party time at HEAL Children’s Village!

HEAL children’s love of celebrating multi-faith festivals throughout the year was in evidence again over the Christmas and New Year holidays. The HEAL Children’s Village at Guntur was buzzing with fun and excitement as cultural programmes were held, including a nativity play starring the children themselves, and cake and party food were shared around. The […]

Party time as exams are a piece of cake for HEAL children

There is a festive atmosphere at the HEAL Children’s Village in Guntur where staff and students have been celebrating more exam success. Once again, the true value of sponsoring a child’s education through HEAL has been highlighted by the latest results, which have been warmly received by the charity’s founder Dr Satya Prasad Koneru. HEAL […]

Kind-hearted sisters hope to inspire more child sponsors for HEAL

A CALIFORNIA schoolgirl has described how she hopes to encourage other people to get involved in sponsoring a child in India after her latest fund-raising effort on behalf of HEAL. Navya Konda, who has just turned 17, is fondly remembered by everyone at the HEAL Children’s Village in Guntur after previous visits there in 2010 […]

HEAL members go back to school at Paradise

MEMBERS of HEAL India and HEAL UK found themselves going back to school recently when the new £5m Paradise Village development received its first delivery of desks and chairs. Guests at a special ‘puja’ ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Lalitha & RKR Koneru Primary School, they were invited to try the new furniture […]

Cycle India breaks quarter-of-a-million barrier

THIRTY-TWO cyclists from around the world raised more than £50,000 for HEAL when they took part in a four-day bike ride from Mumbai to Goa last month. Cycle India, a bi-annual fundraiser started in 2008, continues to go from strength to strength and the efforts of the 2014 team have now seen total monies raised […]

Surprise gifts delight HEAL students

TWO students at the HEAL Children’s Village in Guntur were pleased to receive unexpected gifts recently. Naga Lakshmi was delighted not only to be sent some personal gifts from her child sponsor Zoe Evans, but a small audio system which she was pleased to share with all her classmates. She sent a thank-you letter to […]

A lifetime of achievement for HEAL founder

EACH day on his way to university during the late 1960s and early 70s, a young Indian medical student would witness the appaling plight of poverty-stricken, slum-dwelling families. That experience was to change his life forever. Training for a career in health care, Satya Prasad Koneru quickly made up his mind that he wanted to […]

Child sponsorship rewarded by exam success

THE value of sponsoring a child’s education in India through HEAL (Health and Education for All) has once again been highlighted by the latest set of exam results to come out of the HEAL Children’s Village in Guntur. Following on from the success of 13 HEAL children who all recently passed their Junior Inter public […]

Shepherd boy escapes poverty trap to shine as a student

FROM a very young age, Koteswara Nayak worked as a shepherd boy, helping his father in the fields of rural Andhra Pradesh. Coming from a very poor tribal family, he was expected to help his parents and, like many children from such impoverished backgrounds, Koteswara Nayak and his sister did not attend school. But when […]