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. […]

Volunteers’ joy at meeting their sponsored child

HEAL relies upon individual sponsors to help give severely disadvantaged children the shelter, education and healthcare they need for a proper start in life. Such sponsorship is a wonderful way to bring hope and lasting change to a child living in poverty. Some supporters are content to make regular donations, happy in the knowledge that […]

Full speed ahead for Cycle India 2014

HEAL cyclists, still buzzing from a memorable and emotional Cycle India 2012 are already making plans for 2014! Many described the 10-day adventure in India as “life-changing” and are determined to repeat the experience in two years’ time. HEAL founder Dr Koneru Prasad announced during the trip that a new coastal cycling route, from Mumbai […]

Things are improving at Kanuru School.

Previously, HEAL has been providing school uniforms to the children of Kanuru School, but this year the school has been able to take advantage of a new government scheme which provides free uniforms. Instead, HEAL has provided each child with a free pair of shoes. Until now, most of the children have been going to […]

Amanda begins her journey to Paradise

A TEACHER who gave up her position in a top Sheffield school to offer her skills as a volunteer working with disadvantaged children in India will leave Britain this week to take up a new role as vice-principal of HEAL Paradise Village in the rural Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Amanda Smith, 38, has been […]

Presentation of school bags

In June 2011, at the start of the Indian academic year, HEAL project manager Steve Sargent presented HEAL school-bags and exercise books to the children of the local ‘government’ primary schools in the two villages where the new Paradise project is located. The schools receive the minimal funding from the state, and operate on a […]