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.

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