Sunny outlook for HEAL children at Guntur

THE sun has been beating down as temperatures in Andhra Pradesh state have soared into the mid-40s degrees Centigrade in recent weeks, but this has not stopped the students of HEAL Children’s Village from shining in the classroom. Education has always been at the core of HEAL’s work in India, the charity’s team of volunteers […]

HEAL seeks tablet donations as Paradise Village enters the computer age

AS ever-growing investment provides states such as Andhra Pradesh and Telangana with internet services and a promised growth in digital literacy, HEAL is making sure that the children in its care are not being left behind. Visitors to India will know that most rural areas are notoriously poor for internet coverage, but Vijayawada, the nearest […]

Green-fingered children grow their own food at HEAL Paradise Village

FROM the very outset in its planning, HEAL Paradise Village was always intended to be an eco-friendly site, providing a home and meeting the needs of 1,000 orphaned and underprivileged children from Andhra Pradesh and other parts of India. The key ethos behind the village development is the focus on creating a safe haven where […]

HEAL Paradise Village is buzzing!

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IT is almost six months since HEAL welcomed the arrival of the first children at its ground-breaking Paradise Village project in Thotapalli, Andhra Pradesh… and there has been hardly a dull moment! Most recently, the primary school celebrated Children’s Day amid much excitement when staff took the opportunity to distribute gifts to winners of various […]

HEAL leader says education is key to giving girls equality in India

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On the eve of International Day of the Girl Child, the head of a British-based children’s charity says he is more determined than ever to buck the trend which has so often led to women getting a raw deal in Indian society. The United Nations declared October 11 as the International Day of the Girl […]

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

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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 […]

Young Colts sport HEAL logo with pride

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]