What we do
The Venkat Trust provides and improves education for the children of Kovalam. This includes buildings, equipment, teachers, school fees, scholarships and sponsorships.
We’ve made a short film, Learning Lessons in Kovalam, about the Trust’s work.
Thanks to Salim Salam, who took our rather shaky footage and turned it into a film.
If you would like to use your mobile to support the Venkat Trust please text VENK11 £5 (or £10) to 70070.
Here’s what has been achieved since the Trust was set up in 2004:
- 180 sponsored children
- 200 fees paid each year for St Joseph’s pupils
- 3 buildings – Venkat Tuition Centre, The Ganesh Building and the Dining Hall
- 1 High School – 1000 pupil high school in the making
- 1 sports ground and equipment
- 1 English teacher
- 1 Tamil teacher
- 1 PE teacher
- 1 IT teacher
- 6 sewing machines
- 1 sewing teacher
- 12 computers
- 4 university scholarships each year
- 2 postgraduate students’ fees
- 1 post doctorate student’s research fees
- 1 electricity generator
- 1 WC block
- 2 children’s excursions a year
- 300 sets of uniform twice a year
- 500 pairs of socks
- 500 pairs of shoes
- 300 sets of text books and stationery twice a year
- Lots of wells, walls, water pumps, 50 desks and benches, tables, lockers, fans ….