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 […]

Saddle up for HEAL

A SERIES of cycling events across Great Britain, India and the United States are being planned to raise funds to help lift children out of the poverty trap in India and place them into education. The UK-based charity HEAL (Health and Education for All) recently held its third Cycle India challenge over five days in […]

Fun and games at Kanuru school

CONGRATULATIONS to the HEAL-funded ASNRAZPH school in Kanuru, Vijayawada, which was recently given the honour of hosting the ‘zonal games’ in their area. The school, visited by the entire Cycle India party last month, was extremely proud to have been asked to stage the event involving 32 schools. The games are held at a different […]

Things are improving at Kanuru School.

Previously, HEAL has been providing school uniforms to the children of Kanuru School, but this year the school has been able to take advantage of a new government scheme which provides free uniforms. Instead, HEAL has provided each child with a free pair of shoes. Until now, most of the children have been going to […]

Lakshmi Parvathi sings and dances

Lakshmi Parvathi (15) lives with her grandmother in Bhadrachalam, a remote tribal area of India where HEAL has a school, and has been an orphan for the last four years following the death of both parents. She developed her own interest in singing and dancing and has written her own songs and choreographed her own […]

Follow Heal on Twitter

HEAL are embracing new technologies and want to tell you more about all the things we are doing, so we now have a Twitter account! Please follow us on @healvillage so that you have updates on our progress at your fingertips. Among the latest ‘tweets’ is a picture posted from Kanuru School in Vijayawada, a […]

Heal family celebrates Diwali

THE children of the Heal Village in Guntur were very excited to join in the celebration of Diwali, popularly known as the ‘festival of lights’, recently. Diwali is one of the most important festivals of the year in Andhra Pradesh and is widely celebrated by families, who perform traditional activities together in their homes. Celebrations […]

For two decades HEAL has committed itself to providing shelter, support, education and healthcare for needy children

Visitors to the HEAL Children’s Village in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, are frequently amazed at the loving, caring environment provided for the youngsters, who greet outsiders with unbridled delight and a sea of smiles. The key element always underpinning the charity’s work in the region is education and, if recent results coming out of the Village […]

Presentation of school bags

In June 2011, at the start of the Indian academic year, HEAL project manager Steve Sargent presented HEAL school-bags and exercise books to the children of the local ‘government’ primary schools in the two villages where the new Paradise project is located. The schools receive the minimal funding from the state, and operate on a […]

An unforgettable visit to HEAL

For five days in January 2011, my friend Gabriella Wass and I had the privilege of visiting the HEAL Children’s Village in Andhra Pradesh and meeting some of the inspirational visionaries and volunteers who have made the project what it is today. Having worked over previous months with my colleagues at PLMR to support HEAL […]