HEAL aims to provide nothing but the best for its Paradise Village students

IT’S not only the building work that is progressing quickly at HEAL’s model development Paradise Village, because students at the Koneru Lalitha & Rama Krishna Rao Secondary School are benefitting from a rapidly expanding programme of academics and arts too. With another 150 or more new arrivals set to swell the ranks ahead of the […]

Historic day for HEAL as Institute for Visually Challenged welcomes first children

HEAL Paradise Village reached a significant milestone recently with the arrival of the first children at the Phanendra Chunduri Institute for the Visually Challenged. The building, kindly donated by Dr Dhanumjaya Rao, Mrs Vijaya and Miss Jyothi Chunduri, from Birmingham, England, in memory of the Chunduris’ late son, was officially opened back in January, but […]

HEAL student sings with voice of an Angel at national competition

HEAL is celebrating a spectacular success after one of its Paradise Village students, 13-year-old Angel Vennela, achieved a second-place finish in a prestigious national schools competition. On the weekend of Children’s Day, the 24th annual Balotsav children’s festival attracted 5,000 competitors from 300 schools across India and a team from HEAL Paradise Village School was […]

Donors urged to step forward as HEAL aims to lift 10,000 out of poverty

A NEW world-class university, training for unskilled workers from urban slums and a rehabilitation centre for child amputees are all high on the agenda for HEAL (Health and Education for All) as it again underlined its mission to lift 10,000 children out of poverty by 2020. Underpinned by its ethos of providing education for the […]

Texas doctors dig deep to support HEAL Paradise Village preschoolers

TWO Texas doctors returned to their roots in Andhra Pradesh, India, this summer to see the progress being made on the school they donated to underprivileged children through the charity Health and Education for All (HEAL). And the former AP medical students, who have practiced in America for more than 40 years, took part in […]

Children enjoy day of celebrations at HEAL Paradise Village

HEAL children enjoyed a double celebration at Paradise Village on September 5 when Teachers’ Day combined with the festival of Krishnashtami. With HEAL founder Dr Satya Prasad Koneru in attendance, accompanied by HEAL India president Ramavtar Yadav and HEAL UK communications director Jem King, the children paid tribute to their teachers during a special morning […]

Florida student supports HEAL Paradise Village health care initiative

WITH the financial backing of Florida student Krishna Gopal Bellam, HEAL Paradise Village hosted a Mega Health Camp, conducted by Siddhartha Medical College alumni, as the showpiece campus welcomed more than 30 doctors into its newly-constructed Skills Development Centre recently. The inauguration of the centre was presided over by the central Minister of Science and […]

Teaching HEAL children to reach for the stars

EMPOWERMENT was the key word on everyone’s lips at HEAL Paradise Village when motivational speaker Dr Gadde V Rao offered words of inspiration to students and staff alike. A former senior manager with major multinational companies like AT&T and Pepsi, Dr Rao these days offers training, coaching and consultancy services through his MPowerMe project in […]

HEAL – The Journey

The Stirring: It all started nearly five decades ago when a teen-aged medical student in Guntur, a large town in Andhra Pradesh State in India, was touched by the sights of misery and deprivation being experienced by people in poverty around where he lived. This stirring in Satya Prasad Koneru led to the first step […]

HEAL Paradise boys dorm ready for occupation

STUDENT numbers will increase over the coming weeks at HEAL Paradise Village with the Hans Foundation Dormitory for Boys now nearing completion. Pupils at the primary school have numbered just over 50 since its opening last summer, but that number will double now that the dorms are ready for occupation. The new building, donated by […]