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. […]

HEAL Paradise ‘magnificent seven’ students shine in their college exams

SEVEN male students from HEAL Paradise Village have been stealing the local headlines with their outstanding academic achievements. The group of Intermediate boys living at the Paradise campus with the support of The Vrushamani Foundation, Hyderabad, posted excellent exam results for the second year running. All of them defied impoverished upbringings to score 10/10 grades […]

HEAL children make big impact on Cycle India fundraisers

A cyclist from England who travel 5,000 miles to India to raise funds for HEAL, has described her experience as both “moving” and “humbling”. Mandy Renton, who took part in Cycle India 2016 with friend Ann Bane during February, also praised HEAL’s work with disadvantaged children, describing the charity’s accomplishments as “fantastic”. Writing a personal […]

A day in the life of a HEAL student as Bhavana puts the focus on Paradise School

WE gave one of our 6th Year students, Bhavana, a small camera-phone and asked her to shoot some behind-the-scenes pictures as HEAL Paradise Village celebrated India’s National Girl Child Day on January 24. HEAL Communications Director Jem King asked 12-year-old Bhavana to photograph her classmates and teachers to illustrate a day in the life of […]

Arts & Crafts open up a whole new world for HEAL Paradise students

STUDENTS at HEAL Paradise Village have been showing their artistic side lately, with a new arts & crafts department capturing their imagination. Inspiration had come from many areas, not least the visits of self-taught artist Anita Rao, who has been asked to develop an art department for the children. She demonstrated her talents by creating […]

Sunnier outlook as HEAL Paradise Village goes solar-powered

IF there is one thing India is never short of, it’s sunshine. So what better way could there be to save on electricity costs than to install solar panels at HEAL Paradise Village to soak up plentiful rays from the ever-shining Indian sun? Solar panels have been providing hot water to the Hans Foundation Boys […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]