The first phase of MVBS (Malankara Vacation Bible School), “MANNA 2016” was conducted by Malankara Catholic Liturgical School (MCLS) of KMRM on 28th May 2016 at Holy Family Cathedral Hall, Kuwait City. This was for the group – KG to STD III. The Classes were led by Fr. Binoy Kochukarikathil and MCLS faculty. We had little ones learning songs, dances, Bible stories and of course enjoying games. We believe, the few hours they spent will turn out to be fruitful in their lives.
The second phase of Malankara Vacation Bible School (MVBS), “MANNA 2016”, a three day camp conducted by Malankara Catholic Liturgical School (MCLS) of KMRM on 2nd June(5.00PM) to 4th June,2016(6.00PM) at Kabed Vibgyor Training Center. This was for students from – STD IV to STD X. The Camp was led by Fr. Binoy Kochukarikkathil supported by MCLS faculty and volunteers.
The camp was inaugurated by Fr.Binoy Kochukarikkathil imparting a message on the theme–MANNA, symbolically sharing the bread and wine. Manna Theme song, written by Babuji Bathery was sung during the occasion. KMRM President Mr. Sammon A.O ,General Secretary Mr. Shaji George, Treasurer Mr. Kuriakose Joseph, Advisory Board Chairman Mr. Binu. K.John and the other officials were present during the event. MVBS Convener Mr. Koshy Mulamootil welcomed and MCLS Head Mistress Mrs. Catherine Binu thanked all gathered for the function. Mrs. Ancy Liju compered the meeting.
The Camp was featured with a splendid combination of classes, Bible studies, games, music, dance, meditation, yoga and many fun-filled activities. Each activity had a message to carry through. The classes explained how each and every child is blessed in a unique way, how to face and overcome challenges in life, and how to grow in sharing and caring.
On the final day of the camp, a rally took place with children holding flags and wearing crowns, proclaiming the message of the camp. After the rally, Camp Convener Mr. Koshy Mulamootil thanked Fr. Binoy, who carried away the camp to a world of fun and enthusiasm in all its essence. He also thanked the parents, teachers, volunteers especially Liz Maria Kuriakose, Varsha Elsa Jacob, Divya George, Maria Joseph, Bibin Thomas and all others who supported.
There was a closing ceremony meeting presided by Camp leader Mr. Jesvin Alellil Biju. Rohan Jacob welcomed all gathered. Nikhita Ann Sam, on behalf of the kids did the camp evaluation. Mr.Sammon A.O, President-KMRM, Advisory Board Chairman Mr.Binu. K. John, Camp Volunteer Mr. Babuji Bathery, children representative Shanon Rony felicitated .MCLS Head Mistress Mrs. Catherine Binu gave Farewell advice to the Children. KMRM General Secretary Mr.Shaji George, Treasurer Mr. Kuriakose Joseph, Working Secretary Mr. Sunny Thomas and other office bearers of KMRM were present during the function.
Rohan Jacob & Liya Mathew were awarded the best Campers and Aleena Mathew, Manna Little Angel of the Camp. Hima Mary Jacob rendered vote of thanks. Sharon Ann Rony compered the meeting. The campers enjoyed a special video presentation of the Highlights of the 3 day camp-MANNA 2016 which was directed by Bibin Sam Thomas.71 MCLS students and 23 teachers had participated in the camp.