Vidiyal Trust, a charity started a couple of month ago in Thoraipakkam, is working on a number of initiatives to help the underprivileged section of society. It has three trustees, of which two are working in software companies. The third is a retired college principal.

In its ‘PBR’ educational assistance scheme, the school fees of academically good students are funded.

Students from St. Antony’s Higher Secondary School, Velachery and Cauvery Matriculation School, Thoraipakkam were selected for this scheme on tha basis of parameters such as academic performance, annual income of the household, house visit, class of study and presence of parents. The Trust collaborated with Rotary Club of Chennai Velachery (RCCV) for the project.

A function was held where scholarships were given to students by their respective mentors.

The ‘mentors’ are those who contributed to the educational assistance scheme and are also willing to devote time every month towards guiding their assigned student.

B. Senthil Kumar, Managing Trustee of Vidiyal Trust, P. Balraj, Trustee, Sivakumar, president of RCCV, and Sister Regina and Sahaya Mary of St. Antony’s School participated.

Those interested can help either by volunteering or financing economically weak students,