Festive fundraising at the 2017 Christmas party

March 6, 2018

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On Sunday 17th December we once again celebrated the work of the HVT at our annual Christmas party, attended by around 60 supporters of the trust. The evening kicked off with a series of sketches by comedy duo Moon, followed by a violin performance by Ravi Veriah-Jacques. We had a very successful auction, ably conducted […]

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Visit to Assunta Primary School

August 30, 2017


The primary school girls received a very special visitor this August – Ravi Veriah Jacques (wearing glasses and a chequered shirt), son of the Trust’s Chairman, Martin Jacques. He gave them a recital on his violin, leaving the students with plenty of musical inspiration! Teaching them an art class was Cameron Jarvie, an artist and friend of […]

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Two Visits to Assunta Secondary School

August 3, 2017

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At the start of August, Assunta Secondary School was visited by Trustee Karena Ghaus. She met our first batch of 5th formers, who were having Maths and English lessons, and their tutor, Hazimah. Second from the right is Shariza Noordin, who is in charge of all our work in Malaysia. Second from the left is […]

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Trustee Visit to Assunta Secondary School

July 27, 2017


In July, Assunta Secondary School had a visit from Frances Swaine, one of our Trustees.

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ABC: A Comedy Night

July 20, 2017


On Tuesday 18th July, the Trust ran a comedy night called ‘ABC’ at the Bill Murray Pub in Islington. The night featured performances by Phil Wang (as seen on Have I Got News For You), Josie Long (Winner Best Newcomer 2006 Edinburgh Fringe) and Yuriko Kotani (Winner BBC Radio New Comedy Award 2015), all hosted by […]

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ABC: A Comedy Night

July 14, 2017

ABC confirmed

The Trust is running a comedy night to raise funds – it will take place at the Bill Murray Pub in Islington, at 8pm on Tuesday 18th July 2017. To buy tickets, click here. So if you’re fearing the upcoming comedy drought inevitably caused by the Edinburgh Fringe, then now’s your chance to get your […]

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Looking back on 2016

April 28, 2017


You can read about all of our work in Malaysia last year here. Thanks as ever to Shariza Noordin for compiling this comprehensive annual report on our work in 2016 and our plans for 2017. Please take a look to learn more about what a huge difference your generosity can make.    

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2017 Tuition commences

March 8, 2017


Tuition  for the HVT girls in Assunta Primary school commenced on 16 February  2017.  Classes are conducted every Thursday from 1.15 p.m to 3.15 p.m. Click on the images below to expand. The girls are currently studying in the morning session and school ends at 1.00 p.m. They are given a 15-minute lunch break at […]

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Record levels of fundraising at 2016 Christmas party!

January 10, 2017


On Sunday 18th December HVT supporters celebrated our work at our annual Christmas party. A Christmas buffet was followed by musical entertainment and carol singing, as well as an auction and raffle to raise funds for our work in 2017. Led by guest of honour Tracy Brabin MP, the evening raised a record amount of £6035 […]

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Christmas Update from Assunta!

December 5, 2016


With Christmas approaching, we’ve distributed our most recent load of free school uniforms, shoes, stationery and school bags to students under the HVT programme. On 3 December 2016, parents and their children gathered in the school hall to try out suitable sizes of uniform and shoes, with tutors taking time out to assist them. The […]

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Thank You...


“Teacher Jeannie is very kind. HVT gives us meals and tuition. I am proud to be part of HVT! I love my HVT teachers and want to study hard.”

Puteri Nur Hayat Std 5