Funds Raised So Far

£ 1
in long-term endowment

International Charity Walk 2023

A fundraising initiative to reinstate 100 years old Tamil Department at SOAS University of London.

Why Tamil Studies at SOAS

TamilStudiesUK is a fundraising campaign to reinstate the study of Tamil within the Languages Department at SOAS University of London, for our young and aspiring Tamil learners to pursue Tamil at university level.

100 Years of Tamil

Tamil was taught at SOAS from the School’s inception in 1916 until 2010 when it could not continue due to government funding cuts. Reinstating Tamil at SOAS is vital for the Tamil diaspora and
Tamil enthusiasts to pursue Tamil Studies to sustain the language and culture.

UCAS Points

Moreover, the academics focused on Tamil at SOAS would be instrumental in standardising the syllabus for Tamil schools, make recommendations
for UCAS points and conduct examinations in Tamil, and monitor the quality of the programme.

Long Term Endowment

A long term endowment of £10 million is required to reinstate Tamil Studies within the Languages department at SOAS and sustain it for the university’s lifetime. Out of this £10 million, £6 million will fund academic positions, and £4 million will endow Tamil Studies scholarships.

Karthigai Moi Virunthu 2022

We are fundraising for the love of Tamil Language. You are welcome to get involved!

B.H.Abdul Hameed

B.H Abdul Hameed visited SOAS University of London, and supported Tamil Studies.

Campaign Partners

Kili People UK

Kili People has been formed in 2011 by like-minded people who want to support and empower the Kilinochchi district and surrounding area.

Liverpool Tamil Kalvikoodam

Founded in 2014, Liverpool Tamil Kalvikoodam is a leading Tamil School in Liverpool with more than 200 Tamil students learning Tamil.

Organisational Members

Founded in 1986, Northern Tamil Association UK is a non-political, non-profitable cultural organisation for Tamil people living in the northern part of England and Wales and whole of Scotland.

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