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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.




Open House Programme by CHILDLINE 1098, Raichur: Vimukti Pothnal
On 15, November 2018 Open House programme was conducted by the CHILD LINE 1098, Raichur in the Higher Primary School which comes under Kalmala Gram panchayat. The programme witnessed by Mrs. Mangala Hegde, the president of Child Welfare Committee(CWC), Raichur, Fr. Sathish Fernandes, the member of CWC, Gram Panchayat Secretary, Rupasingh and the staff. Along with them Education and Tax Department Officers, Staff of Police Department, Asha animators, Health Department officers, Anganwadi Animators, The heads of the Schools and staff, SDMC members participated in the programme. In his introductory talk Fr. Sathish Fernandes stressed on the purpose of the open house programme and urging children and those closely connected with children to make the best use of the CHILD LINE 1098 and to get required facilities for their schools and villages. There after the Chief Guest Mrs. Mangala Hegde said that there is Child Welfare Committee to cater the needs of the children in conflicts from the age 0 to 18 years who can get the benefit provided by the Government.
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Sponsor’s Day Program: Vimukti Pothnal
The Vimukti charitable trust® with the collaboration of Ensemble Agissons France had organized sponsor day program at Pothnal on 04.11.2018. 55 sponsored children along with their parents participated in the program. This day was filled with full of entertainment. Sonamma, sponsored child welcomed the guests on the dais. Sponsored children honored the guests with the garlands. The program commenced with the prayer dance lead by Arogya Mary and group. On this special occasion variety of games were conducted. Different cultural programmes were performed by the sponsored children. Ensemble Agissons members namely Mr. Daniel Helbert, President, Mrs. Bernadette, Mr. Marcel, Mrs. Lucie, Mr. Eric and Mrs. Patricia, were very happy to see all the 55 sponsored children on that day. Fr. Sathish Fernandes Director, Vimukti in his speech exhorted all the sponsored children saying that every child should learn to give value for time and money the sponsors spend on each child and always remain thankful to their sponsor’s who are selflessly trying to give better education.
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Visit of Ensemble Agissons team (France) to Vimukti Pothnal for the Assessment of Project:
The Ensemble Agissons members namely Mr. Daniel Helbert, President, Mrs. Bernadette, Mr. Marcel, Mrs. Lucie, Mr. Eric and Mrs. Patricia, visited VIMUKTI trust and gathered together on 9th of November, 2018 at Merci Nivas for the evaluation, in order to review the ongoing projects and further visited sponsor’s families and the area of implementation. During the field visits they interacted with the beneficiaries and also saw the progress of the work done under the program child sponsorship. They expressed their happiness on hearing from the beneficiaries how this project had helped them and their family members especially in improvement of health and education. The meeting was presided over by Rev. Fr. Alwyn Dias Vicar provincial, Holy Trinity province; Karnataka. He heartily welcomed the Ensemble Agissons President and members, and VCT staff for the evaluation.
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Awareness program to the village leaders on Mission Antyodaya MobileApp: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti organized awareness program to the village leaders on Mission Antyodya mobile App on 28th of September, 2018 in Utaknoor GP. Mission Antyodaya is a convergence framework for measurable effective outcomes on parameters that transform lives and livelihoods. Objective of Mission Antyodaya is to Survey and Collect the Village Infrastructure Data for all the Villages in the Gram Panchyat. To know the reality of the entire GP, whether GP has basic facilities like, Community hall, Primary health center or sub center, Schools, AWCs, drinking water facilities, drainage facilities, roads etc. Ministry Of Rural Development has planned to collect the village level data on infrastructure and economic activities using this ‘Mission Antyodaya’ android mobile App.
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Summer camp: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti in collaboration with “Ensemble Agissons” organized one day summer camp at vimukti premises from 25th to 26th October, 2018. The main intention of this program was to get numerous opportunities to the children to grow and learn new things. Mr. Jaysheel, vimukti staff welcomed the dignitaries. Mr. Arogyappa described the aim and objectives of the camp. Fr. Sathish Fernandes inaugurated the camp by lighting the lamp. Various sessions on life skills, awareness on health and hygiene, training on good manners, information on moral values, child rights, and leadership and other activities like ice breaking sessions, outdoor games, etc were part of the summer camp. Nearly 350 children attended and benefited from this camp.
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Formation of unorganized youth clubs in seven units: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti strongly believes that human rights and human development share a common vision and a common principle. Keeping this in mind, VIMUKTI worked accordingly and makes sure that the strategies are Right based. Vimukti is very particular in developing a right perspective among the unorganized youth, in the targeted villages. In all the 20 pockets awareness and survey has been on the process. As a result we could convince and began the work of accompanying the unorganized youth by forming the youth clubs in seven pockets. The totally 101 youth have registered their names and formation of the clubs are in progress.
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Free Medical camps: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti charitable trust® Pothnal organized, free medical camps on 20th, 23rdoctober, 2018 in the targeted villages of Manvi taluka. The main objective of the free medical Camps can be considered as a life-saving program which aims to provide free medicines to poor communities living in rural areas by a mobile team. Secondly to provide initial care to people in life-threatening conditions which reflect the unique strengths and goals of medical ethics. Thirdly, set up with a sacred aim to bring awareness amongst the deprived population, who have no access to basic healthcare services or knowledge about the diseases they are suffering from.
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Training on Children Parliaments in Four Units: Vimukti Pothnal
Children parliaments were formed in 13 to have right education in living villages, having regular visits and organizing the meetings once in a month and mold those disciplined life and gain their rights and enjoy their childhood life. More than 300 students participated in a Children’s Parliament training at various places of project area. The main aim of the training was to make children aware of the powers of a parliamentary democracy. They would know how to be a responsible citizen and the importance of involving themselves in community affairs.
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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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