Hyderapals is a UK Charity registered for gift aid with HMRC that provides education and care for children in the slums of Hyderabad, India.
We currently support the work of The Patashala school (formerly the MS Foundation School) in Yellamabanda near Kukatpally. Patashala serves the families of migrant labourers and a community of people who, in the wake of urban development, have been dispossessed of their land and homes. Most live in extreme poverty with inadequate housing and drainage and intermittent water supplies. Parents would like their children to attend school but more often need to send them to work as labourers or house servants. Continue reading
Andrew Newton is a Doctor from England. He visited Hyderabad for a medical conference in November (2015). He had seen the work of Patashala and Hyderapals online and got in contact with us before his visit. Continue reading
Patashala School has been very lucky to host two music therapists from Music as Therapy. Music as Therapy is a UK based charity whose mission is the “development and use of music therapy, as a means to relieve those living in conditions of need, hardship or distress, suffering from mental or physical disability and the effects of poverty or sickness.”
Peter Knight and his family have set up a link between Patashala and The Stoke Poges School which has resulted in each of the schools creating a short film about themselves to send to each other. This international school link has resulted in a fundraising evening in November where Peter’s beautiful pictures will be displayed and the school orchestra and school choir will perform. For more information visit
We were coming to the end of our first academic year and teachers thought it best for the children to have a ‘cultural day’ where they could showcase their talents. So the whole school went into preparation mode and children of all ages were encouraged to put together dances and plays. The children had some help from the former students and their principal Lavanya. Continue reading