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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.




Training to unorganized youth on Indian Constitution & Human Rights: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust organized training on Indian Constitution & Human Rights at VCT Resource Centre, Pothnal on 27th November 2018. A total of 105 participants from 20 pockets participated in the trainings. Fr. Sathish Fernandes, Director, VCT welcomed the gathering and In his inaugural address he exhorted the participants to teach the Constitutional Values to the people so that everyone respects the fundamental rights & duties and enjoys Justice, Liberty, Equality and Fraternity. the Resource Person, Advocate Mr. Yallappa. explained that the Indian Constitution guarantees Fundamental Rights to all its citizens like Right to Equality, Right to Freedom, Right against Exploitation, Right to Freedom of Religion, Cultural and Educational Rights and Right to Constitutional Remedies. The Resource Person continued that Human Rights as enshrined in the Indian Constitution are generally defined as the rights which every human being is entitled to enjoy can be found in the Preamble of the Constitution of India.
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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 528 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. Baslingappa Hasamane Public Development Officer Gram Panchayath, Heredinni.
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Vimukti celebrated International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women: Vimukti Pothnal
“Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love.”
Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal organized the program on International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in collaboration with Ensemble Agissons, France on 25th of November at its premises. The Resource Person highlighted saying, Violence against women and girls is a global issue. It remains one of the most persistent human rights violations and a threat to millions of girls and women. Violence against women and girls knows no social, economic or national boundaries. It affects women of all ages and arises in various types of settings – taking many forms including physical, sexual or psychological violence, as well as economic abuse and exploitation.
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Silent Jatha/ rallies on Child Sexual Abuse, Child Marriage, Child line and Child Rights: Vimukti Pothnal
On 18th and 20th of November 2018 Vimukti CHILDLINE Raichur organized mass awareness program and rallies were conducted in the main streets of Pothnal and Jawlgera town. The college students and children took out rallies through the main streets of Pothnal and Jawlgera town by holding placards and banners containing the message on the needs of protecting the rights, to create awareness on adverse impact of child marriage, Child Sexual abuse, child line, child dropout, Child trafficking, Child labor, RTF, protection of earth, health-hygiene and cleanliness, beggary etc., in the society; and demanded the concerned officials to take stringent measures in this regard to impose fine on those who violate these laws. The main aim of the rally was to sensitize privileged citizens to protect children rights and empower them with the power of education.
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International child rights day: Vimukti Pothnal
CHILDLINE Raihcur organized Child Rights Rally on the occasions of international Child Rights Day on 20th November 2018, to create awareness on children’s rights in the public. Mr. Malikarjuna, CRP, inaugurated the rally. Mr. Basva raj, Assit Teacher flagged it off which passed through the heart of the town and ended at School premises. School Children parliament and club children actively took part in the rally. Fr. Sathish Fernandes CWC member Raichur said, “Love, childhood, education and protection are the birth rights of all children.” Millions of children have no access to education; works long hours under harardous conditions and are force to child labour and child dropout. Young and immature, they are often easily exploited. In many cases, they are abused by the very individuals responsible for their care. It’s every individual’s duty and responsibility to help and protect children from harm.
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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.
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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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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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