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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.

Find out how you can help our work here.

Latest news

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.

Covid update from Kovalam

May 13th, 2021

About one in ten of Kovalam’s adult population now has Covid and there are no hospital beds for them, oxygen supplies are very low and there’s no vaccine. We’ve set up the Venkat Trust Covid Emergency Programme to help Kovalam through the pandemic. At last – thankfully – Tamil Nadu is in total lockdown but […]

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You can use your mobile to donate. Text VENK17 £5 (or £10) to 70070