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governing body

Rev. Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais

Rev : Fr. Alwyn Dias

Secretary &
Director Chikkodi

Fr. Arun Lobo

Director Pothnal
Fr.Satish Fernandes

Director Ujire
Fr. Vinod Mascarenhas

Director Asha kiran
Fr.Fredrick Braggs

Director Bankal
Fr.Vincent D’Souza

Director Palya
Fr. Sunil Ullahanan.



Annual Report 2016-17 : click on the image for an enlarged view

Protest held in support of Sadashiva commission report: Vimukti pothnal
Vimukti with the collaboration Dalit Sangarsha Samithi Manvi took out a protest rally from kudala sangama to Freedom Park, in demanding implementation of the recommendations of the commission. Addressing the protesters, Mr. Jaysheel VCT staff called upon the Dalit community members not to rest till the recommendations of the Sadashiva commission report on arriving at the reservations based on the population of scheduled Castes, were implemented into. Further he urged the state government to recommend to the Centre for implementation of the report. “This has been the long standing demand of the Madiga and Chalavadi communities. The internal reservation is our birth right. The recommendations were made by the commission which was setup by the government itself. These recommendations have been given after careful study, keeping the ground realities firmly in mind. Hence the state government should not delay further, and implement the report immediately” he urged.
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Soft skill training program for the Community Leaders: Vimukti Pothnal

Vimukti organized a program on soft skill training program for the community leaders on 4th of January, 2017 at vimukti premises. The main aim is to how; one can be efficient and effective leaders in the field. The resource person Mr. Anthony Mudola highlighted the main soft skills like emotional intelligence, problem solving, time management, interpersonal skills, leadership, communication skills, ability to work in team and strong work ethics etc. Further resource person motivated the staff to achieve their goals by facing the challenges bravely. Along with that the practical tips and examples were given to motivate themselves to work effectively in the field. Thus all the participants were exhorted to work genuinely. There were 58 participants benefited from this training.
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Exposure visit to Vimukti Pothnal by CCF Children from Gangavathi:

On 17th December 2017, Vimukti welcomed CCF children from Gangavathi to its center. Children reached Vimukti around 11.a.m. morning. The main objective of the visit was to encourage CCF children to learn, motivate and to understand children parliament, child rights and its impact, along with that they learn, what is children parliament?, how it’s functions? How it’s so effective at in the villages of Pothnal. Nearly 82 have participated and utilized the opportunity to study different aspect of children parliament and its usefulness. The exposure experience opened up the space for discussion and inspiration which will enable them to initiate in their respective villages. The visit helped to renew their vigour, enthusiasm and everyone enjoyed the study.
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Christmas Gift ‘150’ disadvantages children at Pothnal:
The joy of Christmas was at its zenith when all the children from the remote villages gathered at the Vimukti premises on 23rd December 2017 for the Christmas program.Fr. Sathish Fernandes, Director VCT, Fr. Anthony Raj, PP and Fr. Elvin Lopez, were the chief guest for the function. During the program Fr. Anthony Raj gave a befitting message to all the children. Later, Fr. Sathish Fernandes addressed the children saying; The Christmas Celebration at Vimukti brought together one and all as brothers and sisters to spread the good news of peace, love and harmony. Spirit of Christmas reminded everyone that we should not be blinded by hatred, violence and injustice. As God the Father gave his only son to the humanity so also we are called to give ourselves to each other. Giving gifts is an easy task, but giving oneself to the other needs great sacrifice. The colorful programme of the day was included the distribution of Gifts to our children. The kids were gifted Pants, Shirts and dresses for girls along with that plenty of sweets were distributed.
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World Child Rights day rally: Vimukti Pothnal

Vimukti Charitable trust(r) Pothnal organized Child Rights Rally on the occasions of world Child Rights Day on 20th November 2017, to create awareness on children’s rights in the public. Mr. Bhimana, Head Master Primary School Jeenur, inaugurated the rally. Mr. Ramesh, Assit Teacher flagged it off which passed through the heart of the village and ended at School premises. Vimukti Children parliament and club children actively took part in the rally. Mr. Charlie VCT staff said, “Love, childhood, education and protection are the birth rights of all children.” For the children the day was marked with lots of fun and entertainment. They were given sweets and made happy; Nearly 352 children benefited from this program.
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Vision of Girls boarding becomes reality: Vimukti Pothnal
“Only Hard work can take one way from the state of poverty”

Girls boarding is a long awaited dream is finally becoming reality and brings great joy and gladness for the staff and Director of Vimukti Charitable Trust(R) Pothnal. By the grace of God Vimukti is blessed with the new building with five rooms with the good small hall. Constructions began with the prayer service led by Fr. William Prabhu Director,Clara Vihar, Pothnal . The work is in a speedy progression under the leadership of Vimukti Director Fr. Sathish Fernandes and the generous support and timely guidance of Mr.Patrice Fabart (Donor) and Mr. Daniel president, EA, France. The Merci Nivas 1st floor is focused for the orphan, semi-orphan girls boarding and we are happy to invite you all for the opening of the 1st floor (girls boarding), 2nd week of February,2018. Praise God for His benevolence on us.
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Awareness program on Mathru Puran Scheme for Pregnant and Lactating Women: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti charitable Trust with the collaboration of Ensemble Agissons, France organized training and awareness program on Mathru pooran Scheme at dotharbandi village. The ‘Mathru pooran’scheme is one of the most ambitious schemes which aims at the wellbeing of pregnant women, newborn babies and lactating women. The main objective of the scheme is to provide at least one nutritious meal every day to pregnant and lactating women particularly those living in rural areas of the taluka. This scheme includes rice, dal or samber, green vegetables, pules, egg and groundnut, jaggery chikki, milk and iron tablets, to meet the nutritional needs of pregnant and lactating women. This scheme ensures that, to improve maternal health that has a direct impact on the women and child’s nutrition. Nearly 56 women participated and benefited from this program.
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Makkal Gram Sabha was organized by Vimukti at two Gram Panchyats of Manvi Taluka: Vimukti pothnal
VIMUKTI Pothnal (Raichur District): Over 328 children from the 11 villages that come under the Manvi Taluka limits participated in the “Makkala Grama Sabha” (children’s gram sabha) at two panchyats in different places demanded immediate intervention of officials concerned in redressing their grievances. By successfully listing out problems being faced by children, especially those living in rural areas, these children became a role model for their counterpart in other parts of the Taluka. The children, guided by the non-governmental organizations Vimukti Charitable Trust (VCT) and the Concerned for Working Children had made all efforts to make the gram sabha a grand success. The Gram Sabha started with the prayer song by a group of children. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Channa Reddy Public Development Officer (PDO) Gram Panchayath, Utaknoor. He said it was important that the State Government conduct capacity building programmes to equip panchayats and officials and all civil society groups which would be engaged in ensuring that the children’s gram sabhas realized their full potential.
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VIMUKTI CHARITABLE TRUST is a social action unit of the Capuchin Franciscan of Karnataka Province, Registered under the Trust Act bearing number, Trust/718/10A/Vol-II/V-299/2000-2001 Dated 01.05.2000. VIMUKTI is integral liberation as understood popularly and it undertakes and executes socio-economic empowerment activities among the disadvantage and the vulnerable sections of the society. As the activities of the province became widespread, ‘Vimukti’ came into existence in 1999 to co-ordinate, document, monitor, review and evaluate the social work intervention activities to ensure greater efficiency and increased accountability towards the same.

The Karnataka Capuchin Province has established a registered trust called, Vimukti Charitable Trust for social service and developmental activities in the Province. The goals and objectives of this trust are to be attained in a systematic and cohesive manner. For this purpose the Province shall establish in a suitable place a well furnished central office to plan, coordinate and supervise all the programmes and the activities. The Statutes are applicable to all the Friars of the Province who are involved in this ministry. So that all the Programmes function effectively and achieve the expected goals and objectives. These Statutes are to be read along with the Constitutions of the Order and also the Statutes of the Province.

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