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 […]

Kind-hearted sisters hope to inspire more child sponsors for HEAL


A CALIFORNIA schoolgirl has described how she hopes to encourage other people to get involved in sponsoring a child in India after her latest fund-raising effort on behalf of HEAL. Navya Konda, who has just turned 17, is fondly remembered by everyone at the HEAL Children’s Village in Guntur after previous visits there in 2010 […]

Dig deep and donate a tree at HEAL Paradise Village


WITH progress being made on the building front at Paradise Village, attentions have been turning to landscaping and tree-planting in recent weeks. Flowers and shrubs have been placed along the borders and fences of the village grounds and HEAL is giving potential donors the unique opportunity to pay for the purchase and upkeep of fruit […]

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 […]

Navya lights up the lives of HEAL children


A California schoolgirl’s project, that saw nine solar lights installed at the HEAL Children’s Village in Guntur, led to her receiving the highest honour that Girls Scouts aged 12-15 can earn. Navya Konda, of San Jose, was presented with the Girl Scout Silver Award by the Girl Scouts of Northern California for successfully completing a […]

Sonali scales the heights for HEAL

KEEN hiker Sonali Patwardhan will be putting her best foot forward in support of HEAL when she treks to the top of the world’s tallest free-standing mountain next month. “I’m planning to trek to Mount Kilimanjaro in October for HEAL because they are doing great work for children in India,” explains Sonali. “I love hiking. […]

Going the extra mile for HEAL

ONE fundraiser is determined to go the extra mile for HEAL when he takes part in a long-distance event this June. “This race promises to be an epic adventure,” says police officer Paul Harris. “It goes beyond marathon running and into the realms of ultra-endurance racing. “It is called ‘The Wall’, running 69 miles along […]

Husband and wife event raises funds and awareness

A GOOD time was had by all when more than 100 people attended a recent HEAL fundraising dinner and dance at the VIP lounge in Edgware. Organisers husband and wife Ash and Rakhi Dhanani said that all proceeds from the night would be presented to HEAL and that a lot of awareness was raised of […]

Students form fruitful partnership with HEAL

A GROUP of international students are on the verge of creating a social enterprise scheme aimed at helping impoverished young people in rural India to grow their own food on a commercial scale. The London-based students, who are drawn from far and wide across Europe, South America and Asia, came up with a proposal to […]

Donate a tree for HEAL Paradise Village

WORK is well under way on the first phase of construction of HEAL’s eco-friendly children’s village, named ‘Paradise’, which will provide a home for 1,000 orphaned and underprivileged children from Andhra Pradesh and other parts of India. The village, which is located in a beautiful rural setting at Thotophalli in the Krishna District of Andhra […]