Newly-weds sponsor Poverty Trap sisters at Bhadrachalam


A NEWLY-MARRIED couple, Cherie and David Easter-Newton, have expressed their delight at sponsoring not one, but two sets of sisters in one of HEAL’s Poverty Trap schools! The couple, both in their 50s and from the south of England, were married in December and could hardly wait to send a photograph of themselves on their […]

Veenu supports HEAL with a nice cup of tea!


HEAL supporter Veenu Singh has turned her love for making tea for family and friends into a way of raising money to help vulnerable children in India. Veenu, from Reading in the UK, already sponsors a child through HEAL, but wanted to find other ways to help support the charity… and came up with her […]

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 […]

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 […]

Going the extra mile for HEAL

ONE fundraiser is determined to go the extra mile for HEAL when he takes part in a long-distance event this June. “This race promises to be an epic adventure,” says police officer Paul Harris. “It goes beyond marathon running and into the realms of ultra-endurance racing. “It is called ‘The Wall’, running 69 miles along […]

Husband and wife event raises funds and awareness

A GOOD time was had by all when more than 100 people attended a recent HEAL fundraising dinner and dance at the VIP lounge in Edgware. Organisers husband and wife Ash and Rakhi Dhanani said that all proceeds from the night would be presented to HEAL and that a lot of awareness was raised of […]

HEAL children see their dreams become reality

THERE has been much excitement at the HEAL Children’s Village in Guntur recently. The Annual Day Celebrations at Sri Venkateswara Bala Kuteer were greatly enjoyed as usual, with many HEAL children receiving prizes and participating in cultural programmes. Last year Mrs Rohini Kakani and Mr Srikanth, former students at the school, instituted cash awards for […]

Fundraiser focuses on further education

HEAL founder Dr Satya Prasad Koneru was delighted to attend a special fundraising evening in Boston, Lincs, where all money raised will be used to sponsor a young person through their higher education in Andhra Pradesh. Many of the children in HEAL’s care, who are growing up to become young students, would like to go […]

Festive fun at the HEAL Children’s Village

THERE was a joyful atmosphere at the HEAL Children’s Village in Guntur as Christmas and the New Year were celebrated in style. The children had fun putting on a special nativity play as part of the Sri Venkateswara Bala Kuteer school celebrations. As well as their drama depicting the birth of Jesus, the HEAL children […]