Come and join HEAL’s 25th birthday party at India Night in Peterborough

HEAL supporters, sponsors and donors come together to celebrate a major milestone in the charity’s history when the 12th HEAL India Night is held at The Cresset, Bretton, Peterborough, on Saturday, October 7, 2017. The gala night will mark the occasion of HEAL’s Silver Jubilee – 25 years of using the power of education to […]

Feverish activity pays off as Jasti Kameswari Preschool is launched

THE primary school and preschool block at Paradise Village has been the site of feverish activity recently with work going on long into the night in preparation for HEAL Day 2016. Builders and painters did their part to have the area ready before staff and students took over to have the outdoor auditorium prepared and […]

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 […]

HEAL aims to provide nothing but the best for its Paradise Village students

IT’S not only the building work that is progressing quickly at HEAL’s model development Paradise Village, because students at the Koneru Lalitha & Rama Krishna Rao Secondary School are benefitting from a rapidly expanding programme of academics and arts too. With another 150 or more new arrivals set to swell the ranks ahead of the […]

It’s all systems go for 2nd HEAL Day at Paradise Village

PREPARATIONS are in full swing for what is being described as the biggest gathering in HEAL’s 23-year history on February 16. Paradise Village campus will be the venue for the second HEAL Day celebrations, when children and supporters from far and wide will converge on the tiny Andhra Pradesh village of Thotapalli. In addition to […]

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 […]

Child sponsors step up at 10th HEAL India Night

A LIVE link-up with India, volunteer presentations, and an evening of colour, good food and entertainment were among the highlights when HEAL hosted its 10th annual India Night in Peterborough. An auction and a raffle helped raise over £5,000 for the charity, and it was a pleasure to see new faces among the 400 party-goers, […]

Donors urged to step forward as HEAL aims to lift 10,000 out of poverty

A NEW world-class university, training for unskilled workers from urban slums and a rehabilitation centre for child amputees are all high on the agenda for HEAL (Health and Education for All) as it again underlined its mission to lift 10,000 children out of poverty by 2020. Underpinned by its ethos of providing education for the […]

HEAL – The Journey

The Stirring: It all started nearly five decades ago when a teen-aged medical student in Guntur, a large town in Andhra Pradesh State in India, was touched by the sights of misery and deprivation being experienced by people in poverty around where he lived. This stirring in Satya Prasad Koneru led to the first step […]