Rev. Fr. Jan Vriend is a friend of the diocese of Kottar for more than 15 years. He has been sponsoring the young students, from the coastal belt of Kanyakumari District, for higher education for the past 12 years. Hundreds of families have benefitted by his unconditional and generous support. St. John's College of Arts and Science became possible because of his commitments to the underprivileged and disadvantaged young people. St. John's will stay so grateful to Rev. Fr. Jan Vriend for ever.
Message from Rev. Fr. Jan Vriend, The Patron
Dear Students of St. John,
I am delighted to hear that you have chosen St. John’s College of Arts and Science at Ammandivilai for your higher studies
I am extremely happy to see that the coastal youth who have been deprived of higher education will be exposed to this citadel of knowledge which will provide you with opportunities for better and brighter future.
I have been committed to this cause for the past 12 years to aid the youth of this region become enlightened citizens to build a ‘brave new world’.
My belief, as that of John Dewey, the US educationist, is that “the self is not something readymade but something in continuous formation through choice of action.” I am sure this institute of higher education will help you and the hundreds and thousands of students in future obtain the quality of life we long for.
With the blessings of your patron saint St. John, may you be successful in all your endeavors!
God bless you!
With Prayerful wishes,
Yours in Jesus Christ
Fr. Jan Vriend