Vidyothsahi Educational and Charitable Trust [VECT]

Headstart Nursery and Primary School was founded on 20th of January, 1995 by Mrs. Sudha Mahesh. Vidyothsahi Educational and Charitable Trust [VECT] was established on 1st April 1997 by her. In order to consolidate our research work, Headstart Nursery and Primary school was closed in 2009 and we reopened as a Social Incubation Centre in a new location in Karanai, Chennai under the name “Headstart Learning Centre (HLC)”. HLC is managed and operated wholly by VECT.

We prepare children for Cambridge’s IGCSE (Grade10) and A level (Grade 12) examinations, and the NIOS Grade 10 and Grade 12 examinations.

The Trust got its recognition from the Income Tax Department vide their letter dated 25th September 1997. It is approved by the I.T. Department to accept donations that will be I.T exempted as per SEC 80(G) of the Income Tax Act.


Mr. Naveen Mahesh

Managing Trustee

Mr. Y. Ananthanarayanan


Mr. C N U Maheswaran


Mr. Ravi Kannan

Thought Leader

Mrs. Raaji Naveen

Vice Principal and Thought Enabler


  • Mr. Nandakumar Venkatraman, Director at Datta Educational Consultants
  • Mr. K. Satyanarayan, Founder, New Horizons Media
  • Mr. Prabhakar Tadepalli, President and COO, Tyfone Inc.
  • Mrs. Mahalakshmi Iyer, Independent Market Researcher
  • Mr. Jeyavelu, Fellow IIM Ahmedabad and Adjunct Professor, IIM Kozhikode
  • Mr. Georg Leuzinger, L&S Architects