HEAL Paradise computer training is key for Bhadrachalam students

A GROUP of senior students from Gowtham Model School, Bhadrachalam – one of the schools benefiting from the HEAL Poverty Trap programme – attended Paradise Village to participate in a much-needed course of computer training. Computer skills are vital in the workplace these days, but the Telangana-based school is run on a shoestring budget and […]

Will power so vital for the future of HEAL children, says legacy adviser Sally

HEAL volunteer Sally Young and her husband John visited Paradise Village during the third HEAL Day celebrations earlier this year and came away happy in the knowledge they had promised legacy gifts to HEAL. Sally, as a legacy adviser herself, knows all about the power of leaving a charitable gift in your will and how […]

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 […]

Feverish activity pays off as Jasti Kameswari Preschool is launched

THE primary school and preschool block at Paradise Village has been the site of feverish activity recently with work going on long into the night in preparation for HEAL Day 2016. Builders and painters did their part to have the area ready before staff and students took over to have the outdoor auditorium prepared and […]

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 […]

A day in the life of a HEAL student as Bhavana puts the focus on Paradise School

WE gave one of our 6th Year students, Bhavana, a small camera-phone and asked her to shoot some behind-the-scenes pictures as HEAL Paradise Village celebrated India’s National Girl Child Day on January 24. HEAL Communications Director Jem King asked 12-year-old Bhavana to photograph her classmates and teachers to illustrate a day in the life of […]

HEAL aims to provide nothing but the best for its Paradise Village students

IT’S not only the building work that is progressing quickly at HEAL’s model development Paradise Village, because students at the Koneru Lalitha & Rama Krishna Rao Secondary School are benefitting from a rapidly expanding programme of academics and arts too. With another 150 or more new arrivals set to swell the ranks ahead of the […]

It’s all systems go for 2nd HEAL Day at Paradise Village

PREPARATIONS are in full swing for what is being described as the biggest gathering in HEAL’s 23-year history on February 16. Paradise Village campus will be the venue for the second HEAL Day celebrations, when children and supporters from far and wide will converge on the tiny Andhra Pradesh village of Thotapalli. In addition to […]

Paradise alive to threat as drought conditions continue in India

AS temperatures rise going into the hot summer months, rural Andhra Pradesh – HEAL Paradise Village included – is once again facing serious drought conditions. While places like Chennai, south of Andhra Pradesh, have experienced devastating floods after torrential rainfall, the area around Vijayawada has remained hot and dry, sparking fresh concerns for farmers and […]

Arts & Crafts open up a whole new world for HEAL Paradise students

STUDENTS at HEAL Paradise Village have been showing their artistic side lately, with a new arts & crafts department capturing their imagination. Inspiration had come from many areas, not least the visits of self-taught artist Anita Rao, who has been asked to develop an art department for the children. She demonstrated her talents by creating […]