HEAL is celebrating wonderful news from one of the schools it has taken under its wing as part of its ongoing Poverty Trap Project.
Two years ago HEAL agreed to support 300 children at a school in Bhadrachalam, funding school fees, books, teachers, uniforms, midday meals and stationary for children in a poor area of Andhra Pradesh.
And the charity – committed to helping as many children as possible from poor families who cannot afford school fees to gain access to education and thus enable future generations escape the crippling cycle of poverty – has been more than repaid by recent exam results.
Pupils at Bhadrachalam and throughout the region had been eagerly awaiting the results of the SSC examinations from the Board of Intermediate Education and when they were finally released last week, there was much to celebrate.
Head teacher Annapurna Devi immediately contacted HEAL founder Dr Satya Prasad Koneru to inform him that the school had received a 100 per cent pass rate in the SSCs.
“This a great news and made my day,” said a delighted Dr Prasad. “I have asked Annapurna to convey my heartfelt congratulations to all her children and to thank all the teachers.
“Everyone involved has every reason to be proud of this outstanding achievement.”
Most of these children in this remote rural area are from extremly impoverished families and the school has achieved this success in the most challenging of circumstances.
HEAL is proud to play a part in offering these children a good education and therefore a chance in life through its Poverty Trap Project, but there is much more to be done.
Sponsors can help by contributing as little as £9.50 a month, or making a donation on the home page of the HEAL website at heal.co.uk.
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