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

VMT High School promoted to Higher Secondary School

October 25th, 2021

We’ve launched our appeal to raise funds for the second phase of the VMT Higher Secondary School. After a long and bleak time during Covid, our children and young people are at last back at their schools and colleges, bringing much missed chatter and laughter after the many months of closed doors and depressing silence. […]

The latest news from Kovalam

July 15th, 2021

Our beautiful High School is now a fully fledged Higher Secondary School and the pupils are flooding in. Read all about this, the latest Covid update from Kovalam and how the students are settling into the University Club in the July Newsletter.


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Sponsoring a child costs just £14 a month