HEAL Children’s Village was officially opened on the February 11, 1999. This project near Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India, cares for more than 200 orphaned and destitute children, from ages 5 to 18, and beyond into further education.
The Children’s Village is situated 15km from Guntur and is opposite a major rural project at Chetna, which provides both educational and recreational facilities. The Village is ideally situated for access to the local school.
The Village consists of 10 cottages, linked together in a circle. Each cottage houses 12 to 14 children, of different ages, with a House Mother to look after them. The village is situated in 3 acres of land, and is overlooked by mountain scenery.
In 2005, HEAL added a boys dormitory to the Sri Venkataeswara Bala Kuteer School which houses up to 50 teenage boys. The addition of the boys dormitory has increased the capacity of the HEAL Children’s Village, so we have been able to take in more younger children.