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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.

Find out how you can help our work here.

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Latest news

The Janakiraman Community Hall opens

September 29th, 2016

A very special and emotional day in Kovalam: the grand opening on 18 September of the Venkat Trust’s massive and splendid Janakiraman Community Hall, named in recognition of JR’s tireless work for the Trust. Since the Trust was set up in 2004, JR has dedicated himself to improving education in his village so that no […]

Curry Lunch

May 18th, 2016

To stand on a rostrum and deliver a speech in your mother tongue is nerve wracking enough, to do so in the language of a country you’ve never visited before must be totally daunting. But JR pulled it off with huge aplomb, much to the delight of the VMT supporters gathered together for our biannual […]

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The Trust supplies 850 school uniforms, twice a year

The Trust supplies 850 school uniforms, twice a year