• Trustees visit to Malaysia

    Recently Martin, See-See and I (Bella) spent a week in Kuala Lumpur to get an idea of how we might expand the work of the Trust. These meetings were also attended by our new administrator, Hilary, Debbie Nonis and Tjeannie Yeoh ( a past and present President of the Assunta Alumni). During the week we…


  • Martin’s half-marathon at Coventry

    Martin’s half-marathon at Coventry

    A BIG Thank you to our Donors and Supporters for cheering Martin on to a 4 place finish in his age group! He says: “I regret to inform our very generous donors there will be no refunds. I finished the Coventry Half Marathon! The weather was miserable, it was around three degrees centigrade, and it…


  • Remembering the Legacy: Announcement of the Passing of Assunta Schools’ Founder Sister Enda Ryan FM

    Remembering the Legacy: Announcement of the Passing of Assunta Schools’ Founder Sister Enda Ryan FM

    Dear Supporters, It is with heavy hearts that we share the news of the passing of Sister Enda, the visionary founder of the Assunta Schools in Petaling Jaya. Sister Enda dedicated her life to the betterment of girls’ education and has touched many lives, inspired hope, and transformed the lives of countless girls and families.…


  • Reception at Assunta Schools for Martin Jacques

    Life at the two Assunta schools in Petaling Jaya has finally returned to normal following the disruptions wrought by the pandemic. Martin Jacques, the chair of the Harinder Veriah Trust, visited both schools between 8-13 June while on a special visit to KL. He met the Headteacher at the Primary School and other members of…


  • ANNOUNCEMENT

    Our popular and acclaimed Christmas Party will be returning to its traditional date in December now that the Covid emergency is over. Watch this space! We will give the date and details in September.


  • HVT’s First Pub Quiz

    On 28 September the Harinder Veriah Trust is holding its first pub quiz fundraiser. Get a team together and come join us for a quiz that will test even the geniuses amongst you (and put to use all that pointless pop culture knowledge). Everyone’s a winner because it’s for a good cause! 7pm start, £3…


  • An Update on the Covid Situation in Malaysia: Assunta in Lockdown

    Along with the rest of the world, Malaysia has felt the impact of coronavirus. The pandemic there has mirrored our experience in the UK. Schools were in complete lockdown from March to June. The latest lockdown started in November. As a result, the girls have missed nearly six months of school. Even when the schools…


  • Lockdown: Urgent Appeal for Food Vouchers for the Girls

    The ongoing coronavirus has affected the lives of the girls at Assunta and their families. Many parents have lost their jobs, suffered pay reductions or had their working hours reduced and as a result struggle to afford monthly internet bills and put food on the table. So, in the autumn, we decided to offer every…


  • Karena Ghaus Memorial Cycle and Run

    On the weekend of 15-16 August 2020, Harinder’s son, Ravi, organised and participated in the ‘Karena Ghaus Memorial Cycle and Run’, in memory of former trustee Karena Ghaus. The event had two dimensions: 14 people cycled around Richmond Park, most of whom cycled a total of 46 miles, while a few others did 19 miles.…


  • Christmas Party Dec 14 2019: Roundup

    On December 14 2019, the Trust held our annual Christmas party in Hampstead, London. With a traditional Christmas dinner, live musical and comedy performances, Christmas carol singing, an auction, a raffle, and a quiz, we celebrated the festive season with over 70 supporters of the Trust and raised nearly £5,200 for very underprivileged girls at…


  • HVT Around the World

    We are pleased to announce that the Harinder Veriah Trust has been selected as a recipient trust for donations to the 7th Paris Peking Motor Challenge Rally. The rally has now begun! Track the Bentley as it travels across the world. An HVT sticker is now travelling from Beijing to Paris along with Douglas and…


  • Variety Show Nov 17: Roundup

    On November 17, the Trust organised a Variety Show comprised of musical and comedy performances, delicious food and an auction with fantastic lots. The event was held at China Exchange from 5:30PM to 10:30PM and was attended by over 160 existing and new supporters of the Trust. The room was diverse and vibrant, with attendees…


  • The HVT Variety Night Brochure

    We are pleased to announce the brochure for the Harinder Veriah Trust’s Variety Night 2018. We have a range of wonderful acts, a delicious Malaysian buffet dinner and a fabulous auction! Flip (bottom left-hand corner, pages 1-4) through the pages of the brochure below for more details. Book now!


  • Concert Report: Roll Up For Beethoven

    Concert Report: Roll Up For Beethoven

    The violin recital given by Ravi Veriah Jacques, Harinder Veriah’s son, was a great success! Held on September 6th, it was the first such concert organised by the Trust. With 80 people packed into London’s Burgh House, it was already sold out a fortnight before the concert. Accompanied by Daniel King Smith on piano, Ravi…


  • Introducing the Harinder Veriah Trust’s Annual Scholarship

    Introducing the Harinder Veriah Trust’s Annual Scholarship

    It has long been the Trust’s ambition to support girls who manage, after completing their time at the Primary and Secondary Schools, to make it into higher education. Until now it has not been possible, as the previous groups of HVT girls did not complete the full five years of Secondary School with us. Last year was the…


  • HVT: Supporting Girls from 6 to 16

    HVT: Supporting Girls from 6 to 16

    Since 2007, the Trust has been dedicated to improving the education and lives of girls at the Assunta schools. In that time, we have continued to grow, expanding our scheme to include both the primary and secondary school, and funding tutors, school meals, supplies, and uniforms for more and more students every year. This is the first year…


  • Roll up for Beethoven!

    Roll up for Beethoven!

    An Evening of Beethoven, Brahms and Ravel with Ravi Veriah Jacques. Burgh House and Hampstead Museum. Thursday 6 September. 7pm After shaking up the comedy scene with our ABC nights, this September sees the Trust hosting its first ever music concert – a recital by our resident violin virtuoso, Ravi Veriah Jacques. Ravi is an…


  • Save the Date! November 17th

    Save the Date! November 17th

    REMEMBER REMEMBER THE 17th OF NOVEMBER! On Saturday November 17th, the Harinder Veriah Trust will be holding a major fundraising event – our first ever Variety Show!


Thank You...

“Firstly, I like thank the HVT programme. They have helped my family by giving me uniforms, school shoes, meals on a daily basis during recess and revision books to study.The tuition has helped me improve my writing skills and I am better at my school work. I would also like to thank the teachers for teaching me how to be successful in school.”

Joey Std 6