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 […]

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 […]

Festive fun … then it’s heads back in books for HEAL Paradise children

THE New Year is a time for reflection and looking to the future with renewed hope and optimism – and nowhere is that more true than at HEAL Paradise Village. Joyous school Christmas celebrations at Paradise – and at HEAL Children’s Village, Guntur – were followed by the excitement of New Year’s Eve, with some […]

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. […]

Festival fever at HEAL children’s villages

HEAL children love nothing more than to celebrate a festival, birthday or special occasion. And there has been plenty of opportunity in recent weeks, including the Gandhi birthday celebrations, Independence Day, Teachers’ Day, Children’s Day and the ever-popular festival of lights, Diwali. HEAL children work hard in the classroom six days a week, so it […]

Teaching HEAL children to reach for the stars

EMPOWERMENT was the key word on everyone’s lips at HEAL Paradise Village when motivational speaker Dr Gadde V Rao offered words of inspiration to students and staff alike. A former senior manager with major multinational companies like AT&T and Pepsi, Dr Rao these days offers training, coaching and consultancy services through his MPowerMe project in […]

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 […]

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 at HEAL Children’s Village!

HEAL children’s love of celebrating multi-faith festivals throughout the year was in evidence again over the Christmas and New Year holidays. The HEAL Children’s Village at Guntur was buzzing with fun and excitement as cultural programmes were held, including a nativity play starring the children themselves, and cake and party food were shared around. The […]