The Venkat Trust is managed from the UK and the day to day work is carried out under the supervision of its three trustees in Kovalam.
JR is the elder brother of Venkat, in whose memory the Trust was set up. Since then he has worked tirelessly for it, running the Kovalam operation and overseeing all the projects. As a result of his outstanding work for the Trust, JR was elected President of Kovalam, a highly respected position with wide responsibility and powers.
Ali was Venkat’s close friend and is now both JR’s right hand man and also one of the Trust’s greatest champions. He has introduced many of our most loyal supporters to our work, having met them on the beach at Fisherman’s Cove, a neighbouring hotel, where he sells shells to tourists.
Jude is a professional man who was born in Kovalam and now works in Chennai and helps the Trust through his flawless written and spoken English.