Archeparchy of Kottayam, considering the felt need of the time to coordinate various activities that stand for integral development and the requirements of the Knanaya community members, initiated the Knanaya Academy for Research and Training (KART) in 2010. KART is committed to take every effort to enrich our human resources ensuring the achievement of each one’s goals and aspirations.
A Knanaya Community Par Excellence
Knanaya Stars project was initiated by the Knanaya Catholic Archdiocese of Kottayam in 2005 with the initial financial assistance of Mr. Thomas and Mrs. Annamma of Kanjirathungal family from USA.
Knanaya Stars is a major programme of the KART. The aim of this project is to identify talented Knanaya Students studying in class 7 and to give continuous training to bring out the best in them and to mould them as leaders in all walks of life. Currently in 11 batches 423 members actively involving in the Knanaya stars programme.
Main objectves of the programme are;
Knanaya stars mentoring scheme
In order to strengthen the Knanaya Stars programme of the KART, it is decided to form a selected Mentoring Group including Priests, Nuns and layman for the Knanaya Stars. These mentors are identified, selected and trained carefully on the basis of their talents and capabilities in various fields. A group of mentors are allotted to each batch of Knanaya Stars and the groups are in constant touch with the stars and their parents. They conduct house visit of their respective stars and motivate them. They also organise several intra-group programmes for the academic and all round development of the stars in their group. The WhatsApp group of the mentors is also very lively and interactive.
Mentor cum Resource Team
A new initiative has taken to form a“Mentor cum Resource Team” from our community have started. Potential mentor from the existing mentor is identified and training was given. The objective of the Mentor cum Resource Team is to motivate and inspire our youth in the proper direction.
Higher Education, Professional and Career Guidance
Another programme of the KART is the Higher Education, Professional and Career Guidance programme for the Knanaya youth. We have conducted Higher Education, Professional and Career Guidance training programme for the Knanaya Stars and other students studying in class 10, 11 and 12 every year under the leadership of expert resource persons from our community and outside. Details of the new generation courses and programmes were introduced to our students.
Patron : Mar Mathew Moolakkatt,
Archbishop of Kottayam
Director : Very Rev. Fr. Michael Vettickat,
Pro-protosyncellus, Archepharchy of Kottayam
Academic Director : Prof. (Dr.) Jose James Pannivelil
Coordinator : Dr. Mercy John Moolakkatt
facilitators : Rev. Fr. Cyriac Ottappallil,
Rev. Sr. Beena SVM