About Us

Our Roots and Origins

Set up in 1923, Chellarams Plc. is a leading/ respected Nigerian conglomerate/household brand in Nigeria and internationally, providing quality goods and services. The journey of the youth - focussed Murli T.Chellaram Foundation commenced when it was incorporated in Nigeria on 30th December 2003 in honour of the Late Murli T Chellaram, a visionary past Chairman of Chellarams Plc, who was not only an astute entrepreneur but, was also a man deeply committed to social welfare and communities in Nigeria.
Murli T. Chellaram Foundation’ programs since its inception have continued to reflect (Late) Mr. Murli T. Chellaram' firm belief that all people have equal rights, privileges and opportunities.

The Foundation especially believes in the potential of the Nigerian youth as a vital socio-economic contributor and agent of change inclusive of all geographical regions and social circumstances in Nigeria. The Foundation operates at both the country level (in Nigeria) and at the West African level.

Target Group :Nigerian Youth, in the age bracket of 18-35 years,
Key Areas of the Foundation’ Program Activities

  • Education
  • Youth Empowerment and Youth/Young People Rights
  • Girl Education
  • Grants
  • Scholarships Awards for needy - meritorious Undergraduate and Post-Graduate students studying in Federal Universities in Nigeria
  • Entrepreneurial Skills Development
  • Just-in-Time Training
  • Leadership Training programs for Youths
Mapping Achievements
  • Since its inception, the Foundation has impacted the lives of over 5000 youths in Nigeria through its program interventions
  • To date, the Foundation has awarded over 600 recurring scholarships to undergraduate and post-graduates and post-graduate students studying in Nigerian Universities since the programme commenced in 2008.
  • The Foundation has also supported several NGOs in Nigeria by providing them with health, housing, medical aid and scholarships support.
Upcoming Project
The Foundation’ upcoming project is the NM Chellaram Centre for Skills and Entrepreneurship - a non-profit resource centre inside University of Lagos Campus-in partnership with University of Lagos & the Alumni Association of University of Lagos.
Our Partners
  • United Nations Information Centre, Lagos – Nigeria
  • American Express Travel Service
  • FCMB Standard
  • Chartered Bank
  • Ecobank Nigeria
  • Chellarams Plc. & Subsidiary Company


Murli T. Chellaram Foundation

110/114, Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, 
Isolo, Lagos. Nigeria

Email : mtc-foundation@chellaramsplc.com
Web : http://www.mtc-foundation.org