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CHOICE MAGAZINE Former PR professional Sylvia Holder expected a leisurely retirement. Instead, she’s running an education charity in a poor Indian village after a chance encounter almost 30 years ago

BBC RADIO 4 SATURDAY LIVE Sylvia Holder on why in her 77th year she swapped retirement on the Sussex coast for a school in one of India’s poorest districts.

THE TIMES Nominations for Sternberg award

THE TIMES Prizewinner’s lesson in how to fight poverty

THE TIMES The winner of The Times/Sternberg Active Life Award was announced today as Sylvia Holder, 74, who is the founder of the Venkatraman Memorial Trust, for her dedication to improving the education of the children of Kovalam, India.

THE TIMES Former PR executive who transformed schooling in an Indian village.

NEWS OK Tsunami of 2006 inspires Oklahoma woman to help children from poor Indian village by Mary Ann Prior

RADIO 4 MIDWEEK This week Libby Purves is joined by Phil Davison, Sylvia Holder, Iris Krass and Bill Collison.

GOOD FOR EVERYONE Can one person really change the world? Yes they can
writes Gillian Rowe (p1 p2)


YOU MAGAZINE A chance meeting on a Madras beach changed Sylvia Holder’s life for ever reports Adriaane Pielou p1 p2)