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 […]

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At HEAL, we are constantly surprised and delighted at the lengths our supporters will go to in order to raise money for our cause – everything from climbing the highest mountains and running marathons to sponsored bike rides like our very own Cycle India. Each and every one of them is a hero in our […]

India trip is an eye-opener for HEAL UK fundraiser Paul

A British police officer has spoken from the heart about the highs and lows of his first visit to India, including an emotional first meeting with the young girl he sponsors at a school in Bhadrachalam, Andhra Pradesh. Sergeant Paul Harris, based at Whittlesey, near Peterborough, has raised thousands of pounds for HEAL and recently […]

Newly-weds sponsor Poverty Trap sisters at Bhadrachalam

A NEWLY-MARRIED couple, Cherie and David Easter-Newton, have expressed their delight at sponsoring not one, but two sets of sisters in one of HEAL’s Poverty Trap schools! The couple, both in their 50s and from the south of England, were married in December and could hardly wait to send a photograph of themselves on their […]

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 […]

A lifetime of achievement for HEAL founder

EACH day on his way to university during the late 1960s and early 70s, a young Indian medical student would witness the appaling plight of poverty-stricken, slum-dwelling families. That experience was to change his life forever. Training for a career in health care, Satya Prasad Koneru quickly made up his mind that he wanted to […]

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 […]

Child sponsors urgently needed at Bhadrachalam

CHILD SPONSORSHIP is a wonderful way to bring hope for a brighter future to a child living in poverty. One area of sponsorship urgently needed by HEAL is within its Poverty Trap Project, which involves supporting existing schools to provide more children from very underprivileged backgrounds with an education. HEAL believes that only through education […]

Child poverty motivates Cardiff student’s run for HEAL

A CARDIFF medical student says that every step he runs in next weekend’s Cardiff Half Marathon he will be thinking of the children who stand to benefit from him taking part. Amrit Dhadda, a 20-year-old student at Cardiff University, completed last year’s half marathon in Wales’s capital city in around two hours and is looking […]

HEAL students facing a rosier future

LONG-TERM sponsors of children at the HEAL Village in Guntur are seeing some remarkable results from their generosity and dedication to providing needy children with an education. Children from some of the poorest backgrounds imaginable continue to demonstrate through HEAL that poverty is no barrier to achieving success if they are only given the chance […]