Rainy season appeal

It’s northeast monsoon time, when spirits get damp and maintenance drips we’ve put off due to lack of funds turn into leaks and floods! IMG_1400November & December at Vanavil mean rains and cold weather – if only it was raining money! We had a tremendous Diwali appeal, thanks to donors like you, but this time of year we especially need money for maintenance. Rains also means another excuse to bunk (skip) school for many parents and children, as slushy roads are no fun for walking and worse for bicycles.

1.2 lakhs (US$2,000) would fund building a small storehouse with concrete foundation to keep our kitchen firewood supply dry and free of scorpions

1 lakh will fund an outreach coordinator to get more kids from nearby hamlets into regular attendance

Rs. 30,000 (US$500) will fund plumbing and civil works for the school and hostel to reinforce masonry, roof, and drain pipes

Rs. 25,000 will fund a new pump set for the land behind the hostel

Anything helps!  Rs. 5,000 would buy a new bicycle for a 5th standard student who will be commuting to the Puducherry secondary school next year.

Don’t let the year end without helping out – your generous donation has a huge impact.

To transfer funds from Indian Banks, use the following details:
Account Name: Vanavil Trust
Account Number: 954121293
Bank Name: Indian Bank
Branch: Nagapattinam

From foreign countries (FCRA), use the following details:
Indian Bank, Treasury Branch, 2 Jehangir Street, Chennai 600 001
Beneficiary Info: Account Name: Vanavil Trust Account Number: 437603809
Bank Name: Indian Bank, Branch: Nagapattinam
IDIBINBBTSY : XLC No.:3582021188001 – Standard Chartered Bank
IDIBINBBTSY : XLC No.:36045868 – Citibank

Please send your cheques addressed to “Vanavil Trust” and mail to:
Vanavil School, Keezhakarayiruppu Village, Sikkal Post, Nagapattinam, 611 108
Phone: 9487586836 Email: