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

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.

What we’ve achieved since 2004

November 29th, 2018

It’s been a busy 12 years since the Venkat Trust was established and there’s a lot to show for all the hard work: 1 High School for 1000 pupils 2 Primary School buildings – The Ganesh Building and the Dining Hall 1 The Venkat Tuition Centre 1 The Janikiraman Community Hall 1 school bus 400 […]

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