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 […]

Latest news from Heal

HEAL is delighted to share news of our projects, and we hope you enjoy reading about the good things that have been achieved and enjoyed this year, plus news of the exciting prospects for 2011. In this newsletter: • Paradise Children’s Village, Ganavaram • Bhadrachalam • Kanuru School, Vijayawada • HEAL Children’s Village, Guntur • […]

Invitation to the Lotus Pond UK Preview

You are invited to attend the UK Preview of Mr A.L. Nitin Kumar’s film at the John Clare Theatre, Central Library, Broadway, Peterborough, PE1 RX on Saturday 30th October at 4.00pm. Nitin is one of the Heal India trustees and recently organised the Cycle India 2010 charity bike ride in January in Karnataka. It would […]

Pictures from India

I’ve decided to share with you a few pictures and experiences I had during my recent visit to the Heal Childrens Village. I’m one of the Heal trustees and although I’ve visited the Heal Village and Bala Kuteer school a number of times, I had never stayed for more than 48 hours, so this was […]