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Vidya Foundation Cochin

An educational charity to help poor students who are in need of support and motivation


Vidya Foundation, Cochin is a voluntary group formed out of a noble cause – to educate poor students who are in need of support; motivate them throughout their studies and provide everything for an intensive learning process and help them in career building. The students under the initiative are chosen from different schools based on their learning capacity and income of parents. The students are selected exclusively from Govt. Schools and Aided schools in Kerala when they are in class 8th and will be with the Foundation until they complete Class 12th.

1. Who is behind this initiative?

This idea was initiated by a group of philanthropists consisting of bankers, young executives, doctors, academicians etc.

2. Who is the Managing Trustee?

Dr.( Prof.) A V Jose, is a Banker turned Academician, now working in one of the leading Management Institutes in Kerala.(He took VRS as Chief Manager of State Bank of India for joining the Academics)

3. Who are the other Trustees?

• Dr. Mary Matilda P V, Trustee is a full time Academician, social activist, counsellor and trainer- retired Principal, Maharajas College, Ernakulam.

• Dr. Ashish Bens, Trustee is Doctor in modern medicine and a practising Gyneacologist in Kannur.

• Shri Soly Mathew is a Senior Banker working for a Foreign Bank

4. Who are the authors of the Trust?

• Sri. Roy Varghese, Deputy Vice President, Axis Bank, Ernakulam

• Smt .Elezabeth Jose, Teacher, Kendriya Vidyalaya, Cochin

5. How to Donate Funds