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.

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The latest news from Kovalam

May 26th, 2022

The Venkat Trust is buzzing and the school children and the university students are delighted to be back at their schools and colleges after the long pandemic. Read all about it here.

Running Brighton Half Marathon for VMT

February 22nd, 2022

VMT Trustee John Whelan and Alex Smallman, our honorary fundraiser, are braving the elements, as well as aches and pains to run the Brighton Half Marathon, this Sunday, 27 February, with 12 members of Ubermummies, Alex’s friendship and fitness club. Their target is £10,000 to buy one of the new classrooms being built at our […]


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The average wage in Kovalam is £1 a day

The average wage in Kovalam is £1 a day