Venkatraman Memorial Trust



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EMERGENCY COVID RELIEF GRANT NEWS: India is in the grips of another Covid 19 wave, which is devastating the country. In Kovalam, numbers of positive cases have escalated, and children cannot attend school. INTO Giving has sent an additional £1200 to further support the children and their families at this time. 

We are reacting to a changing world with many challenges - It’s your generosity that means we can reach out to people in need of help. Thank you for your support. 


Top of her class

Chosen course: BCom Finance & Chartered Accountancy

Ambition: Accounts Auditor/Financial Analyst

Family: fisherman father, mother and younger sister

Hobbies: Dancing, singing, crafts

Answar Sowfia

Chosen course: BCom General Ambition:

Bank manager

Family: father who has a roadside stall, mother and two brothers

Hobbies: Singing


Chosen course: BCom in Bank Management

Ambition: Bank Manager

Family: gardener mother and younger brother, father deceased

Hobbies: Weaving wire baskets, tailoring


Chosen course: BCom Bank Management

Ambition: Company Secretary

Family: Father, a granite cutting machine operator, mother and sisters

Hobbies: Writing Tamil poetry, reading


Chosen course: BSc Psychology and then a post-grad degree

Family: Vishali is an orphan and lives with her older fisherman brother and sister

Hobbies: Crafts


Chosen course: BCom General

Ambition: Banking industry

Family: father, a casual boat operator, mother, brother and sister

Hobbies: Singing

About Venkat Trust

Venkat is a local education project in Kovalam, a small and impoverished fishing village in Tamil Nadu, on the south east coast of India.

Through the Venkat sponsorship scheme, 400 of the poorest children, 60% of them girls, are guaranteed improved welfare and the opportunity to realise their potential through further education.

Of the 65 now at university, 40 of them female. A further 62 have already graduated from university, of whom 36 are women.

£4 or $4 can help a girl with dreams go on to higher education

Support a young woman make her dreams come true today

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