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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.

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Latest news

‘Little Stories From Kovalam’ our University Fund campaign.

April 24th, 2017

Sumithra was the first child to be sponsored through VMT and thanks to her generous sponsor and her own hard work she’s gained two degrees and is now in a fantastic job. The Trust wants to give more children the opportunity Sumithra had and so we’re launching ‘Little Stories From Kovalam’ to raise money for […]

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 […]

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The Trust supplies 850 school uniforms, twice a year

The Trust supplies 850 school uniforms, twice a year