KCWA, true to its mission ‘In Pursuit of ensuring Education to the poor Children’ disbursed education aid for the academic year 2019 – 2020 through ‘Sampada’ and ‘Suvidhya’ during the programmes held on 29 June in Udupi and 14 July in Belthangady respectively.
Sampada – Udupi:
‘Sampada’ has taken up the cause of promoting education assistance among economically disadvantaged and marginalized youth and students in the diocese of Udupi. With the help of CODP and charitable organizations such as KCWA and MCC Qatar, interest free educational loans as well as scholarships were provided to needy students. Presently, 209 primary school students, 46 high school students, 4 PUC and 10 graduate and postgraduate students avail financial help.
KCWA handed over the financial assistance for the year 2019 during the fifth Annual day celebration of ‘Sampada’ held at Mother of Sorrows Parish hall, Udupi on Saturday, 29 June 2019. Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo, Bishop of Udupi Diocese presided over the function. Other dignitaries on the dais included Fr. Oswald Monteiro-Secretary of CODP as the Chief Guest, Sr. Zeetha D’Souza-Coordinator of KROSS, Anil Fernandes-Public Relations Officer (PRO) of Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA), Fr. Reginald Pinto-Director of Sampada, and Prakash Noronha-Representative of MCC Qatar and Sr. Veera Monis – Coordinator of ICDP.
Anil Fernandes, PRO of KCWA symbolically handed over financial assistance to three students. Further during his speech applauded the good work of ’Sampada’ by promoting education among financially weaker sections of the students and assured continued support from the organization.
In his message, Bishop Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo thanked the Members and Managing Committee of KCWA for their generosity in providing financial assistance to the needy students of the diocese.
Suvidhya – Belthangady:
Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra (R) (CKSK) Vimukthi with the support of Kuwait Canara Welfare Association (KCWA) Inaugurated ‘Suvidhya – 2019’, an interest free educational loans for the needy Catholic youth of the diocese of Mangalore to peruse their Higher Education professionally.
The inauguration held at Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra (CKSK) – VIMUKTI premises, Belthangady on Sunday, July 14, 2019. The programme was inaugurated symbolically by sticking various educational quotes on the board by the dignitaries on the dais namely, the vice president of KCWA Michael Pinto, Director of CKSK, Fr. Vinod Mascarenhas, Asst. Director Fr. Rohan Lobo, parents of youth and beneficiaries of Suvidhya – 2019.
After the formal inauguration, Michael Pinto Vice President of KCWA spoke in gist about the purpose of Suvidhya, “Interest free loan for the rural Catholic youth. It is mainly meant for those who financially find it hard to continue their higher education. This scheme is just one year old, but we are happy that last year we reached out to 21 poor youths for their higher education. Some of them have completed and others are continuing their education. He applauded CKSK for implementing this scheme successfully and reaching out to a good number of youth in the diocese’’.
Fr Vinod Mascarenhas after releasing Suvidhya 2019, a booklet containing success stories of rural poor youth handed the copies over to the vice president of KCWA. He requested the beneficiaries to make good use of this scheme by studying hard and coming out successfully. He thanked KCWA for their wholehearted support towards the needy youth. 25 candidates applied for Suvidhya 2019 interest free loan. It is an excellent opportunity for the youth to continue their higher education and for their better future.
We at KCWA take pride in our achievements over the years and thank all our members, sponsors and well-wishers for their generous contribution and continued support. KCWA hopes to strive and work harder towards its mission statement.