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.

Find out how you can help our work here.

Latest news

Our latest newsletter

June 8th, 2019

The latest news from Kovalam, including a report of the Big 80th Birthday Bash, the BEM and Kather Mytheen’s story, “What the Venkat Trust means to me”. Download it here.

New Year’s Honour for VMT founder

December 29th, 2018

We are delighted to announce that VMT founder Sylvia Holder has received a British Empire Medal in the New Year’s Honours 2019 “for services to Education in Kovalam India”. Read the report here.

NEWSLETTERS

Download the November 2018 newsletter here

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Download the October 2017 newsletter here

Download the May 2017 newsletter here

Download the October 2016 newsletter here

Download the May 2016 newsletter here

Download the October 2015 newsletter here

Download the May 2015 newsletter here

Download the October 2014 newsletter here

Download the May 2014 newsletter here

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Every penny raised goes to Kovalam. All UK costs are met by the trustees

Every penny raised goes to Kovalam. All UK costs are met by the trustees