There is a festive atmosphere at the HEAL Children’s Village in Guntur where staff and students have been celebrating more exam success.
Once again, the true value of sponsoring a child’s education through HEAL has been highlighted by the latest results, which have been warmly received by the charity’s founder Dr Satya Prasad Koneru.
HEAL Children’s Village administrator Mrs Marudwathi reports that all 1st and 2nd Year HEAL children passed their Intermediate examinations with good scores.
There was special mention for student Koteswara Rao Naik, who achieved an excellent 96.1 per cent pass rate.
“We have celebrated this happy occasion with a cake cutting ceremony and Dr Manga Devi has spoken with the children and discussed their views and aspirations about their future,” said Mrs Marudwathi.
“There is a festive atmosphere in HEAL and we had some more exciting news to share with regard to the 10th class.
“All the 48 children from Nandana and 40 children from the English Medium School passed the examination there.
“Among the Nandana children, HEAL child Mounika Mukkera secured 10 out of 10 grade points. Vijaya Lakshmi Boggavarapu and Manochakri Gangadari, both HEAL children, secured 9.8 points out of 10, while 16 others secured 9 and above grade points.
“Also, Yasaswini Mukkera, Aswini Gopu, Lakshmi Chopparapu, Anusha Shaik, Adi Lakshmi Madugula and Babu Rao Indugu, who have completed Polytechnic this year, sat an entrance examination to be admitted into 2nd year Engineering and I am very happy to say that all six of them qualified.”
The news was well received in HEAL India by treasurer M Ramachandra Rao, who said: “Congratulations to all the mentors of the children and to the children who made it big. These are outstanding results and such news will boost our enthusiasm and give satisfaction to those who put in so much effort on behalf
Before flying out to oversee ongoing developments at HEAL Paradise Village in Thotapalli, HEAL president Dr Prasad said: “I would like to convey my hearty congratulations to all our children. They make us all feel very proud and very happy. I am glad that this exciting news was rightly celebrated by all concerned.”
Nandana is a Rural Free School which, as part of HEAL’s Poverty Trap scheme, makes sure that underprivileged children are provided with free education, books, clothes and a midday meal.
Many children are taken under HEAL’s wing when their parents are no longer able to look after them or send them to school 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 its child sponsors around the world, HEAL is able to offer shelter, healthcare and education to many hundreds of severely disadvantaged children, helping them to unlock their true potential.
A child’s education through HEAL can be sponsored for as little as £11 per month. To learn more about how to become a child sponsor go to: www.heal.co.uk/sponsor-a-child