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 […]

Becky and Charlotte’s joy at volunteer visit

TWO medical students who spent 10 days volunteering at the HEAL Children’s Village in Guntur have spoken of the “cherished memories” of their time in India – and have vowed to return to see the children again next year. Becky Curbishley and Charlotte Boardman, who are halfway through their university medical degree courses, recently returned […]

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 […]

India Night marks HEAL’s 20th anniversary

HEAL will celebrate two decades of transforming young lives through education when it holds its annual India Night get-together at The Cressett in Peterborough on October 6. Dr Satya Prasad Koneru founded the charity Health and Education for All (HEAL) in 1992 with a mission to offer hope to needy children in his native India […]

Srinivas success story rewards sponsors’ generosity

HEAL’s mission to offer hope and support to orphaned and poverty-stricken children in India has always been based upon the need for education. At the core of HEAL’s work with under-privileged children in Andhra Pradesh is the belief that education is the key to emancipate those people struggling at the bottom of the social order. […]