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 computer training is key for Bhadrachalam students

A GROUP of senior students from Gowtham Model School, Bhadrachalam – one of the schools benefiting from the HEAL Poverty Trap programme – attended Paradise Village to participate in a much-needed course of computer training. Computer skills are vital in the workplace these days, but the Telangana-based school is run on a shoestring budget and […]

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 […]

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 […]