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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Kanuru Poverty Trap school successes make HEAL so proud

HEAL was proud to learn that one of its Poverty Trap schools, Anne Siva NageswaraRao & Arunakumari ZPH School, Kanuru, often noted for sporting prowess, has been recently been demonstrating its artistic side. In national and state-level drawing competitions held at Nellore and Tadigadapa respectively, the students from ASNRA ZPH School came home with an […]

Fully functioning Institute for Visually Challenged in sight for HEAL

HEAL Paradise Village reached a significant milestone recently with the arrival of the first children at the Phanendra Chunduri Institute for the Visually Challenged. The building, kindly donated by Dr Dhanumjaya Rao, Mrs Vijaya and Miss Jyothi Chunduri, from Birmingham, England, in memory of the Chunduris’ late son, was officially opened back in January, but […]

A trip to remember for HEAL volunteer Barry ‘Chacha’ Charlton

A RECENT visitor to Paradise Village has written of “an experience I will cherish forever” after spending two weeks volunteering with HEAL. Indeed, Barry Charlton, who travelled to India from the UK with his brother Colin, was honoured with the title ‘Barry Chacha’ (Uncle Barry) by Paradise School vice principal Ramesh Ravuri, a name shared […]

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 […]

Livvy and Katherine: A day in the life of a HEAL volunteer

Livvy Jefferson, from Cardiff, and Katherine Pickles, from London, spent three weeks volunteering at HEAL Paradise Village during the summer. They each wrote accounts of their time teaching and interacting with the children and staff on campus, which can be seen in full in the Volunteering section of the HEAL website. Here is a flavour […]