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Welcome to the Sylvia Wright Trust

The Sylvia Wright Trust is a registered charity which supports children with disabilities and the education of student nurses in a remote and rural part of India. 
Today, there are three projects in the Indian State of Tamil Nadu: a residential school for 200 children who have hearing impairments; a day centre for 80 children with disabilities; and a nursing college for 120 students.

John Rajkumar, Chief Executive of the three projects 

The work is now led by John Rajkumar who became CEO of the three projects in January 2022 on the retirement of Sylvia Wright, who started the work in 1982. Following a period of liaison with John, Sylvia returned to live in England in 2023. Sylvia, a nurse, began by running village clinics, then ran a hospital for many years before founding her own schools and the nursing college. She is always willing to share her many experiences.
Prior to his new appointment John Rajkumar had 30 years successful experience of running Maithree, a large Indian charitable institution, based in Chennai. It provides lifetime care to children with special needs. John is still responsible for Maithree s eight small schools for pupils with special needs and seven vocational workshops for the older children. These very professional, sheltered workshops produce goods for commercial sale, thus providing employment and a small income for the young people involved.

Tamil Nadu Government Minister presents Sylvia Wright with an honorary shawl to mark her retirement. 

The projects supported by the Sylvia Wright Trust have improved the lives of thousands of people. Your support for the continuing work is invited. Please make a donation by clicking on Donations.