Monday, December 21, 2020

MCKS sponsors text books!

 19th Dec 2020

We thanks MCKS for sponsoring 60% of the text books for grades from 1st to 12th. 

Our children collected their text books as the covid restrictions ease. 

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2021

I pray that 2021 brings in Happy Tidings, Peace and God's blessings to you and family!

All the staff and children at Gurukulam join me in

Wishing you and family

a Merry Christmas and

a very Happy New Year!

Friday, November 13, 2020


Wishing you a joyous and prosperous Diwali

Rejoice on this blessed occasion and spread sparkles of peace and goodwill. Hope the festival of lights brings your way bright sparkles of peace, contentment, joy, and happiness which stays with you throughout this year.

Have a happy, safe, and blessed Diwali!

Virtual Voices - An Online concert for Gurukulam

 26th Sept 2020

Students from KC High School organised an online concert and raised funds for Gurukulam!

Our loving thanks to the team who made this happen.

In their own words:

On the 26th of September 2020, four students of Grade 11, from KC HIGH school, Tiana Mardia, Ria Bhalla, Amrita Ramkumar and Priya Vishwanath; organized an online concert via Zoom, featuring four talented and upcoming artists - Elaneer, Frizzell D’souza, Manasa Sanjay, Nikhil Barretto. 

The concert was a huge success despite all the challenges!

The team managed to raise 31,600/- INR. All the proceeds received from this event were sent to Gurukulam. 

We are thankful to Gurukulam for giving us this opportunity to work with them and help unite the music community during these extremely trying times.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

“The Great Build” session with Team Verizon Media

Team Verizon Media partnered with Trust Children for “The Great Build”, which is their company-wide, global day of volunteering when employees serve the society by giving back to their communities. This year we had the honor of having Guru Gowrappan, Verizon Media CEO speak with the staff and children of Gurukulam school on Wed, Sep 16th 2020.

The event started with Capt.Nandkumar sharing the vision of Trust Children and how the school started. In his own words, “Ideally we would love to start a school to reach out to every child in the world!”

Guru shared his inspiring personal story about how he started as a small-town kid, the challenges he faced while growing-up, and his entrepreneurial journey to becoming CEO of Verizon Media. His experience on how he landed up with his first ‘informal internship’ with a Tech Education Institute was a great lesson in passion, determination and perseverance. He reiterated that most things in life are simple and costs nothing. It’s all about our attitude and hard-work.

Guru also fielded questions from teachers ranging from managing stress and work-life balance to mental health awareness. He shared wonderful tips to manage stress and anxiety levels by focusing on activities that they can impact/control, by daily practice of meditation and personal journaling, and following “Three E’s” - Exposure to Sun, Exercise and Emotional wellbeing, which he learned after exchanging tips and tricks with a trusted acquaintance and friend.  When asked if he always dreamt of being a CEO, Guru said that all he wanted was to make an impact globally. He always maintained a one-page vision of what he wanted to learn and followed it diligently that led him to where he is today.  One of the questions was – “What should a teacher focus on in today’s day and age?” Guru had a very insightful message – Focus area should be to inculcate societal values and problem solving with perseverance, which is so relevant not only for students but also for anyone who wants to succeed. Finally, he gave all of us a framework on time management (The Eisenhower Framework) which helps him focus on urgent and important things and maintain balance between work and family life.

Time Management


Not Urgent


Do it Now


Not Important



On behalf of the entire Trust Children and Gurukulam staff, children and committee members, we thanked Guru for his valuable time and insights. Guru signed off by saying that he hopes to visit Gurukulam school students during his next visit to Chennai -- we deeply look forward to making that hope a reality, and we are excited to host additional inspiring events with Team Verizon Media.

Saturday, September 19, 2020

Virtual Voices- Online Concert for Gurukulam

Join us for a virtual musical evening concert, hosted by Virtual Voices, a young dynamic band of Grade 11 students to support Gurukulam.

Event date & time: September 26th, Saturday at 5:45 PM India time. 

Zoom link will be provided after registration.

Register using this link.

All proceeds will go to Gurukulam, we hope to see you there!

Friday, September 18, 2020

Gurukulam Vocational Training Post Covid

 7th Sept 2020

With the government easing the covid restrictions GVTC is back to work!

As reported by Mr David, our GVTC Principal:

Vocational training has started at GVTC from the 7th September 2020. Students have started to come of their own interest. 

We have taken all the safety precaution for the staff and students.






Our loving wishes to everyone on the 74th Independence Day!

Mrs Sabita Currimbhoy, our Trustee hoisted the National Flag along with a few teachers. The rest of the school joined the event online on TEAMS!

Flag hoisting link -

Students presentation as our leaders 

KPMG reaches out to our children on the net!


KPMG organized a session on "communication" through Microsoft teams.



The session was conducted by Ms. Vahini Malhotra and Ms. Rose Maria on 10th August 2020.


Our kids from Grade 7 to 9 took part in this session which was really helpful, as they were able to learn the different types of communication and how to present themselves and communicate in a better way when they move around the society. 


Kids took part actively in this session.


Our sincere Thanks to KPMG.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Ramadan Kareem

23 April 2020

Wishing you a blessed month of Ramadan! 

Every activity in our school is aimed at providing a helping hand to those who are not as monetarily privileged as us. 

Every time you teach a student, every act of growing the school is an act of kindness. It is soul enriching if we can provide every child with the right direction - good attitude, good knowledge, good skills and right values! 

I thank all of you for every single initiative and every act that helps us uplift our fellow human beings!

Stay blessed! 

Friday, April 10, 2020

Our gardens provide plenty!

13th March 2020

Today saw a crop of raddish from our school garden...

Teachers Johnson, Ramamurthi, Grace, Revathi and all the children have been doing wonderful work during their activity periods everyday!

Monday, April 6, 2020

Fight Covid 19

06th April 2020

Volunteers of Trust Children along with Rotary Club of Chennai Central, started distributing food for the daily labourers who have been badly affected by the Covid 19 crisis! 

The daily labourers in India have been hugely affected. With no means of daily income, their tiny savings are deplete. The best help we can do, is to provide food to sustain them till we come back to normalcy!

Teachers and Staff of Trust Children volunteered to cook and provide food everyday!

Our teachers and staff are our real heroes!! 

May they stay blessed! 

We thank Rotary Club of Chennai Central, Paramahansa Yogananda Trust, RVS Education Trust, Greenpeace India Society and all our individual donors who have made this possible! 

Day 1: 06th April 2020

Today saw us distributing 218 food packets to daily labourers...tomorrow we expect to reach 275 people!

Day 2: 07th April 2020

Today we distributed 327 food packets in total. Far exceeded the number we estimated yesterday. 

From one of our volunteers: Good afternoon all!
Couldn’t resist posting this. Today, while handling over the food packets, many people including some children expressed their happiness at the quality & taste of the food. It was simply emotional when some joined their hands to thank.
Thank you all who are behind this!!!
Must share this with the Aunties too tomorrow.

Day 3: 08th April 2020

Today 265 packets were distributed in and around Kovalam village. 

Day 4: 09th April 2020

501 packets were distributed today! The daily labourers whom we could help have been extremely grateful for this help at this very needed time! We thank all our donors who responded without a hesitation towards supporting this initiative...

Day 5: 10th April 2020

527 food parcels were distributed to the daily labourers today! Of which 143 food parcels and 73 eggs reached to gypsy families at Vadanemmeli village close by. 

Day 6: 11th April 2020 

And it continues....our volunteers are working tirelessly, selflessly to reach out with food to daily labourers who have lost their jobs and daily income...

........and day after day Trust Children volunteers have been providing the much needed food!

18th April 2020: As of today, we have distributed food to 4558 daily labourers! 

........our volunteers have continued everyday distributing cooked food to all those in need around Kovalam and neighbouring villages.

05th May 2020: We have distributed food, as of today, to 8560 people over this one month of service!! Apart from uncooked vegetables, onions and dry rations!

The youth organisation from Kovalam had sent us the below message:

Daily labourers coming in Q for collecting food

Our helpers Ms. Akhtar, Ms. Hussain Bee, Ms. Divya, Ms. Krishnaveni preparing the food for packing
Our helpers along with Ms Usha and Ms Shirin of GVTC, Ms Jyoti PT teacher packing the cooked food. 
(L to R) Mr Naushad Abbas, volunteer from Panchayat, Mrs Uma Village Administrative Officer, Kovalam starting the day.

Mr Abdul handing over the food parcels. 
Mr Sathya handing over the food parcels

Mrs Sabita Currimbhoy, our Trustee, at the forefront. 
Panchayat volunteers handing over food in the village to those who could not make it to school

Our own Covid 19 Brigade!! (L to R) Jyoti, Abdul, Sathya, Naushad

Mr Abdul handing over the food packets

(L to R) Usha, Shirin, Jothi, Dharani

Pictures Day 2:

Mr Sathya giving out the food packets

Panchayat volunteers handing over food in the village to those who could not make it to school

Mr Sathya handing over food packets

Ms Jothi handing over food packets