Kanuru Poverty Trap school successes make HEAL so proud

HEAL was proud to learn that one of its Poverty Trap schools, Anne Siva NageswaraRao & Arunakumari ZPH School, Kanuru, often noted for sporting prowess, has been recently been demonstrating its artistic side. In national and state-level drawing competitions held at Nellore and Tadigadapa respectively, the students from ASNRA ZPH School came home with an […]

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 […]

HEAL children’s successes come thick and fast

HEAL students have been demonstrating their potential with a number of prize-winning performances recently. Two senior boys at HEAL Paradise Village showed off the gold medals and certificates they were awarded after achieving top marks in their studies, while a Class 8 student returned from a national singing competition with a highly commendable second prize. […]

Child sponsors step up at 10th HEAL India Night

A LIVE link-up with India, volunteer presentations, and an evening of colour, good food and entertainment were among the highlights when HEAL hosted its 10th annual India Night in Peterborough. An auction and a raffle helped raise over £5,000 for the charity, and it was a pleasure to see new faces among the 400 party-goers, […]

A trip to remember for HEAL volunteer Barry ‘Chacha’ Charlton

A RECENT visitor to Paradise Village has written of “an experience I will cherish forever” after spending two weeks volunteering with HEAL. Indeed, Barry Charlton, who travelled to India from the UK with his brother Colin, was honoured with the title ‘Barry Chacha’ (Uncle Barry) by Paradise School vice principal Ramesh Ravuri, a name shared […]

HEAL student sings with voice of an Angel at national competition

HEAL is celebrating a spectacular success after one of its Paradise Village students, 13-year-old Angel Vennela, achieved a second-place finish in a prestigious national schools competition. On the weekend of Children’s Day, the 24th annual Balotsav children’s festival attracted 5,000 competitors from 300 schools across India and a team from HEAL Paradise Village School was […]

Teaching HEAL children to reach for the stars

EMPOWERMENT was the key word on everyone’s lips at HEAL Paradise Village when motivational speaker Dr Gadde V Rao offered words of inspiration to students and staff alike. A former senior manager with major multinational companies like AT&T and Pepsi, Dr Rao these days offers training, coaching and consultancy services through his MPowerMe project in […]

HEAL – The Journey

The Stirring: It all started nearly five decades ago when a teen-aged medical student in Guntur, a large town in Andhra Pradesh State in India, was touched by the sights of misery and deprivation being experienced by people in poverty around where he lived. This stirring in Satya Prasad Koneru led to the first step […]

Why communication is King for HEAL

WHEN HEAL (Health and Education for All) was formed almost a quarter of a century ago with a simple act of kindness by its founder Dr Satya Prasad Koneru, there was no great fanfare, nor any suggestion that the charity would go on to touch so many lives. HEAL was established in 1992 when Dr […]

A virtual world of opportunities for HEAL Paradise children

A FORMER computer science lecturer who spent three weeks teaching at HEAL Paradise Village enjoyed his time there so much that he decided to carry on teaching the children following his return home to England! Colin Charlton, who lectured at Liverpool University and ran his own internet company for 10 years, set up a ‘distance […]