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 […]

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 kids take up soccer – with a little help from English Premier League giants Liverpool FC

WITH a surname like his, HEAL volunteer Colin Charlton should know a thing or two about soccer. A retired senior lecturer of computer science at Liverpool University, Colin has strong ties with soccer 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!

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 […]