Kuwait: Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA), established in 1988, consists of members of the Catholic community hailing from the Canara region of Karnataka state and currently residing in Kuwait, with the motto ‘In pursuit of ensuring primary education to poor children’.
The Poor Children’s Education Fund is established in about 160 institutions spread all over in the Canara region of Karnataka. As of now, over Rs 2 crore has been donated by KCWA towards education and humanitarian needs in India and Kuwait, a major share of which is directed towards the cause of education of children in rural areas in Karnataka.
As part of ensuring higher education to poor and deserving students, KCWA now intends to help PUC and graduation-level students through the ICYM and YCS units of Mangalore diocese. The deserving students will be identified from the parishes within the Mangalore diocese by the units of ICYM and YCS and the names forwarded for approval to the diocese ICYM / YCS review committee formed for the purpose.
Indian Catholic Youth Movement (ICYM) diocesan movement has been functioning over the past 65 years, with a mission, ‘leadership through service’. It aims at integral development of youth. Its units exist in almost all parishes of Mangalore diocese.
Young Christian students and Young Students Movement (YCS/YSM) Diocesan movement exists in 142 parishes as well as 38 schools. It aims at building a new society through the methodology, ‘see-judge-act’. It is a teenage movement having membership from high school and PUC level.
The information has been sent to the parishes and they have been requested to complete the process by July 8, 2012, Mangalore diocese ICYM director Fr Ronald Prakash D’Souza said in a media release.
For further details, ICYM/YCS offices in Mangalore can be contacted.
ICYM : + 91 824 2415218 / + 91 98455 85031 YCS : + 91 824 2223867