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 […]

Fundraisers help HEAL to continue good work in India

A 'gangster night' themed party raised £500 for HEAL

TWO major fundraisers were held in the UK recently, helping to raise thousands of pounds towards HEAL’s health and education projects in India. HEAL India Night is an annual event which brings together hundreds of HEAL supporters for an evening of colour, music and excellent Indian cuisine. Organiser Helen Rome said: “It was another fantastic […]

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 […]

HEAL members go back to school at Paradise

MEMBERS of HEAL India and HEAL UK found themselves going back to school recently when the new £5m Paradise Village development received its first delivery of desks and chairs. Guests at a special ‘puja’ ceremony to celebrate the completion of the Lalitha & RKR Koneru Primary School, they were invited to try the new furniture […]

Children bring Paradise Village to life

FOR the past two years, Paradise Village has been little more than a construction site, with cement mixers and other machinery drowning out the sound of the birds from the neighbouring open water. But for the very first time during a visit by the fundraising team of Cycle India, the grounds of HEAL’s unprecedented £5million […]

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 Paradise Village taking shape

HEAL founder and president Dr Satya Prasad Koneru recently returned home to the UK after spending time overseeing the Paradise Village development and remains confident that the school will be ready for its first intake of children later this year. “I am satisfied with the rate things are taking shape,” says Dr Prasad. “I had […]

HEAL Paradise reaches out to community

HEAL founder/president Dr Satya Prasad Koneru paid a visit to the Paradise site to check on recent progress and attend a foundation stone-laying ceremony at the Institute for Visually Challenged, Vocational Training Centre and school dormitories. “That was a good day for us,” reported site manager Mastan Ann. “We were pleased also to show that […]

HEAL puts a smile on Sirisha’s face

WORK on the HEAL Paradise Village may not be complete, but the good news is that the project is already having a positive impact on the local community in Thotapalli. Steve Sargent, a HEAL volunteer who has spent time at the Paradise site overseeing the early stages of development, heard about the plight of a […]