Why communication is King for HEAL

WHEN HEAL (Health and Education for All) was formed almost a quarter of a century ago with a simple act of kindness by its founder Dr Satya Prasad Koneru, there was no great fanfare, nor any suggestion that the charity would go on to touch so many lives. HEAL was established in 1992 when Dr […]

A virtual world of opportunities for HEAL Paradise children

A FORMER computer science lecturer who spent three weeks teaching at HEAL Paradise Village enjoyed his time there so much that he decided to carry on teaching the children following his return home to England! Colin Charlton, who lectured at Liverpool University and ran his own internet company for 10 years, set up a ‘distance […]

HEAL Day celebrations come to Paradise Village

CHILDREN from all of HEAL’s projects across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states came together recently to celebrate a regular new fixture in the charity’s calendar – HEAL Day. And there was a big double celebration on February 16 as this is also the birthday of HEAL founder Dr Satya Prasad Koneru, who was visiting HEAL […]

HEAL seeks tablet donations as Paradise Village enters the computer age

AS ever-growing investment provides states such as Andhra Pradesh and Telangana with internet services and a promised growth in digital literacy, HEAL is making sure that the children in its care are not being left behind. Visitors to India will know that most rural areas are notoriously poor for internet coverage, but Vijayawada, the nearest […]

HEAL Paradise children take up football – with a little help from Premier League giants Liverpool FC

WITH a surname like his, HEAL volunteer Colin Charlton should know a thing or two about football. A retired senior lecturer of computer science at Liverpool University, Colin has strong ties with football having spent several years as secretary of Liverpool Ladies FC. “I wrote the bid that got them entry into the Super League […]

HEAL Paradise children get up close and personal with feathered friends

HEAL Paradise Village is nestled amidst beautiful surroundings, bordering as it does the expanse of Lake Brahmalingam and canals which provide irrigation for the local farming communities. Entirely self-contained and secluded from the busy highway that connects the village to the bustling city of Vijayawada, the site provides the perfect setting for the harmonious growth […]

HEAL children surf the net in new computer lab at Paradise Village

The first ever computer lab class at HEAL’s flagship new site, Paradise Village, was held this week by visiting HEAL volunteer, Colin Charlton. After a lot of preparatory work in setting up the computer room which is equipped with 30 terminals all connected to the internet, Colin took a class of 21 children for their […]

HEAL Paradise Village is buzzing!

skipping: HEAL Paradise Village

IT is almost six months since HEAL welcomed the arrival of the first children at its ground-breaking Paradise Village project in Thotapalli, Andhra Pradesh… and there has been hardly a dull moment! Most recently, the primary school celebrated Children’s Day amid much excitement when staff took the opportunity to distribute gifts to winners of various […]

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 […]