Welcome

The Venkatraman Memorial Trust provides and improves educational facilities for children and young people in the Indian fishing village of Kovalam, near Chennai in Tamil Nadu.

All money raised goes to the Venkat Trust and all UK costs are covered by the trustees.

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Latest news

The High School gets its own bus

November 14th, 2018

The High School pupils are delighted to have their own school bus thanks to a generous VMT supporter. The bus was particularly needed for safety reasons. As the High School is situated off a busy dual carriageway and the pedestrian crossing is totally ignored by the heavy traffic, it was becoming dangerous to cross. Problem […]

Amazon shoppers – your purchases can help VMT

August 24th, 2018

Amazon shoppers, VMT will receive 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) if you sign in through smile.amazon.co.uk and nominate the Venkatraman Memorial Trust as your chosen charity.

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The average wage in Kovalam is £1 a day

The average wage in Kovalam is £1 a day