Young Colts sport HEAL logo with pride


A team of young footballers have been helping to spread the word about HEAL’s good work in providing education for disadvantaged children in India by wearing the charity’s logo on their shirts. Playing in the Lincolnshire Co-Op Mid Lincs County Youth League, Wyberton Colts 12A have enjoyed a successful season, winning 13 and drawing two […]

India trip is an eye-opener for HEAL UK fundraiser Paul


A British police officer has spoken from the heart about the highs and lows of his first visit to India, including an emotional first meeting with the young girl he sponsors at a school in Bhadrachalam, Andhra Pradesh. Sergeant Paul Harris, based at Whittlesey, near Peterborough, has raised thousands of pounds for HEAL and recently […]

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 […]

Top photographer puts HEAL in the picture


A WORLD-RENOWNED photo-journalist from India is helping to support HEAL by allowing his professional work spanning 30 years to be exhibited and sold by the charity. TS Reddy, a 47-year-old international award-winning photographer, has a huge portfolio of work, including features on rural, tribal and agricultural life in India, as well as street children in […]

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 […]