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 […]

Why communication is King for HEAL

WHEN HEAL (Health and Education for All) was formed almost a quarter of a century ago with a simple act of kindness by its founder Dr Satya Prasad Koneru, there was no great fanfare, nor any suggestion that the charity would go on to touch so many lives. HEAL was established in 1992 when Dr […]

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 as exams are a piece of cake for HEAL children

There is a festive atmosphere at the HEAL Children’s Village in Guntur where staff and students have been celebrating more exam success. Once again, the true value of sponsoring a child’s education through HEAL has been highlighted by the latest results, which have been warmly received by the charity’s founder Dr Satya Prasad Koneru. HEAL […]

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 […]

HEAL children see their dreams become reality

THERE has been much excitement at the HEAL Children’s Village in Guntur recently. The Annual Day Celebrations at Sri Venkateswara Bala Kuteer were greatly enjoyed as usual, with many HEAL children receiving prizes and participating in cultural programmes. Last year Mrs Rohini Kakani and Mr Srikanth, former students at the school, instituted cash awards for […]

Fundraiser focuses on further education

HEAL founder Dr Satya Prasad Koneru was delighted to attend a special fundraising evening in Boston, Lincs, where all money raised will be used to sponsor a young person through their higher education in Andhra Pradesh. Many of the children in HEAL’s care, who are growing up to become young students, would like to go […]