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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Our May newsletter

May 5th, 2020

Our May newsletter has news from Lockdown Kovalam, a new film about our work and the first ever girls’ cricket team in a Tamil Nadu Government High School.

Kovalam in Lockdown – Hardship Fund

April 9th, 2020

In common with the rest of India, Kovalam is, of course, in lockdown which has brought considerable hardship to the village which relies on fishing for its livelihood. We have been very concerned about their welfare but, thanks to donations we have received from Venkat Trust supporters, we have been able to arrange for 2000 […]


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The Trust supplies 850 school uniforms, twice a year

The Trust supplies 850 school uniforms, twice a year