THE value of sponsoring a child’s education in India through HEAL (Health and Education for All) has once again been highlighted by the latest set of exam results to come out of the HEAL Children’s Village in Guntur.
Following on from the success of 13 HEAL children who all recently passed their Junior Inter public examinations with flying colours – including one student, a former child labourer, with a stunning 98 per cent pass mark – Village administrator Mrs Marudwathu was delighted to share more success stories with the HEAL UK trustees.
“After our Inter results were announced, we had more happy news when the 10th class results came out,” she reported. “All HEAL children passed the exam with good grades.
“Miss Ramya Pamulapati and Anusha Chakka secured 9.8 grade points out of 10 – these are grades on a par with children at paid-for English Medium schools here.
“We have already started searching for the right colleges and courses in which to enrol the children so that they can build on these excellent results.”
Many children are taken under HEAL’s wing when their parents are no longer able to look after them due to extreme poverty. Often these youngsters have been forced to work from a very young age simply to help their family make ends meet.
Thanks to the generosity of child sponsors across the UK and elsewhere, HEAL is able to offer shelter, health care and education to many hundreds of severely disadvantaged children, helping them to unlock their true potential.
Living together in a nurturing environment at the HEAL Village, these children are able to develop and grow into fine, well-educated young people, many of whom go on to further education, still supported by HEAL.
HEAL founder Dr Satya Prasad Koneru has expressed his delight at more news of exam success coming out of the Children’s Village in Guntur.
“This is great news,” he said. “I would like to convey my congratulations to all our students who passed their recent exams.
“Thanks to all the teachers and staff who are looking after the children. You all make us feel proud and very happy.
“It is particularly heart-warming to see 98% scores by Ramya and Anusha. HEAL will continue to support them to pursue higher or vocational studies.”
Dr Prasad will visit HEAL’s latest and most ambitious project, Paradise Village, in the coming weeks to oversee on-going construction work ahead of the school’s first intake of children later this year.
You can sponsor one of these residential children for just £16 per month, which pays for everything they need. To learn more please visit our website here: http://www.heal.co.uk/sponsor-a-child.html