LONG-TERM sponsors of children at the HEAL Village in Guntur are seeing some remarkable results from their generosity and dedication to providing needy children with an education.
Children from some of the poorest backgrounds imaginable continue to demonstrate through HEAL that poverty is no barrier to achieving success if they are only given the chance to show what they can do.
HEAL is dedicated to providing schooling to as many severely underprivileged children as possible in order to give them the tools in life to build a stronger future not only for themselves, but for their families and their communities.
Many HEAL sponsors have supported their allocated youngsters right through from primary school age and are now reaping the rewards as they see them entering adulthood with every hope of a bright and prosperous future.
Many of these children came to the HEAL Village having lost one or both parents at a very early age, others were abandoned by mothers trapped in poverty and unable to cope, and all were facing the bleakest of futures.
But those same children now have a far rosier outlook after being given shelter, healthcare and an all-important education, and many are now ready to go on to further education where they will continue to be supported by the HEAL family.
The latest round of exam results out of Bala Kuteer School are a tribute not only to the hard-working children, but to the dedicated team of adminstrators of the HEAL Village, including teachers and house mothers.
Senior administrator at the Village, Mrs Marudwathi, was proud to announce that all HEAL children passed the 10th public board examinations with good grades – and could not wait to inform HEAL founder Dr Satya Prasad Koneru back in the UK.
“Immediately after the 10th results were announced I shared the exciting and happy news of these good results with Dr Satya Prasad and other members of the HEAL family,” she said.
“This year the Government abolished the system of giving marks to avoid unnecessary tensions and unhealthy competition. Instead it has given grade points and I am delighted to say that all HEAL Children passed the examination with good grade points.
“A special mention should go to Koteswara Naik, a Residential child, and Ramya, a Poverty Trap child, who each got 9.8 grade points, on a par with an English medium paid school. We feel very proud of them.”
Mrs Marudwathi was also keen to highlight the exam successes of children from very poor local rural families, supported through HEAL’s Poverty Trap scheme.
“HEAL is supporting 200 more children studying in our Nandana Rural School under the Poverty Trap scheme,” she said. “All these children are from the surrounding stone quarries, jinning mills, spinning mills etc and some of them used to work in the fields at a very young age. I am very happy to share the news of their wonderful success in the 10th public board examination also.”
Nandana is a Rural Free School where 450 children are given free education, books, clothes and a midday meal.
Many of them would never have had the opportunity to receive an education without the financial support of HEAL and the charity is urgently seeking more sponsors to support this and other poverty trap projects.
To see how you can help, please contact HEAL UK via the home page of our website at heal.co.uk
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