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 […]

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 […]

Fun and adventures as Paradise students enjoy field trips and outings

EDUCATION is always at the root of everything HEAL does to benefit the under-privileged children of India… but it’s not all work and no play for the students of HEAL Paradise Village. As well as meeting the demands of the school curriculum, and aware that the children live, learn and play within the confines of […]

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 […]

HEAL student sings with voice of an Angel at national competition

HEAL is celebrating a spectacular success after one of its Paradise Village students, 13-year-old Angel Vennela, achieved a second-place finish in a prestigious national schools competition. On the weekend of Children’s Day, the 24th annual Balotsav children’s festival attracted 5,000 competitors from 300 schools across India and a team from HEAL Paradise Village School was […]

Livvy and Katherine: A day in the life of a HEAL volunteer

Livvy Jefferson, from Cardiff, and Katherine Pickles, from London, spent three weeks volunteering at HEAL Paradise Village during the summer. They each wrote accounts of their time teaching and interacting with the children and staff on campus, which can be seen in full in the Volunteering section of the HEAL website. Here is a flavour […]

Donors urged to step forward as HEAL aims to lift 10,000 out of poverty

A NEW world-class university, training for unskilled workers from urban slums and a rehabilitation centre for child amputees are all high on the agenda for HEAL (Health and Education for All) as it again underlined its mission to lift 10,000 children out of poverty by 2020. Underpinned by its ethos of providing education for the […]

HEAL Paradise Village stages successful Mega Health Camp

HEAL Paradise Village hosted a Mega Health Camp, conducted by Siddhartha Medical College alumni, as the showpiece campus welcomed more than 30 doctors into its newly-constructed Skills Development Centre recently. The inauguration of the centre was presided over by the central Minister of Science and Technology Sri Sujana Chowdary and the state Health Minister Sri […]