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 […]

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 […]

Party time at HEAL Paradise Village!

IT’S not all work and no play for the children of HEAL Paradise Village. Parties and celebrations play a big part in school life and the children love nothing more than tucking into some birthday cake, or dressing up for a national holiday. Republic Day was recently celebrated with the raising of the Indian national […]

‘Mindions’ so grateful for support in building HEAL science lab in Hoshil’s name

THREE intrepid adventurers, Nishma Parekh, Nikhil Lalsodagar and Avel Shah, collectively known as The Mindions, have said a massive thank-you to the hundreds of people who helped them raise more than £28.5k for HEAL. The Mindions undertook the daunting challenge to drive an auto-rickshaw from Cochin to the ‘golden city’ of Jaisalmer in a span […]

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 […]

Fundraisers help HEAL to continue good work in India

TWO major fundraisers were held in the UK recently, helping to raise thousands of pounds towards HEAL’s health and education projects in India. HEAL India Night is an annual event which brings together hundreds of HEAL supporters for an evening of colour, music and excellent Indian cuisine. Organiser Helen Rome said: “It was another fantastic […]

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 […]

Green-fingered children grow their own food at HEAL Paradise Village

FROM the very outset in its planning, HEAL Paradise Village was always intended to be an eco-friendly site, providing a home and meeting the needs of 1,000 orphaned and underprivileged children from Andhra Pradesh and other parts of India. The key ethos behind the village development is the focus on creating a safe haven where […]