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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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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 […]

Sponsors visit Kovalam

March 16th, 2016

When UK trustees Sylvia, Nick and Lindsay were in Kovalam in January, they were delighted to meet Linda and Staveley Ferguson who were visiting Chennai. Linda and Staveley sponsor Kishore and they made a special detour to Kovalam to meet him and his family. Here they are with Kishore, his mother, sister and grandmother, outside […]

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The average wage in Kovalam is £1 a day

The average wage in Kovalam is £1 a day