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 […]

Fun and adventures as Paradise students enjoy field trips and outings

EDUCATION is always at the root of everything HEAL does to benefit the under-privileged children of India… but it’s not all work and no play for the students of HEAL Paradise Village. As well as meeting the demands of the school curriculum, and aware that the children live, learn and play within the confines of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Party time at HEAL Paradise Village!

IT’S not all work and no play for the children of HEAL Paradise Village. Parties and celebrations play a big part in school life and the children love nothing more than tucking into some birthday cake, or dressing up for a national holiday. Republic Day was recently celebrated with the raising of the Indian national […]

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 […]

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 […]