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governing body

Rev. Dr. Fr. John Alwyn Dais
B.A;M.A; Ph.D President

Rev. Dr. Fr. Paul Melwyn D’osuza B.A;M.A; Ph.D
Vice President

Rev. Fr. Maxim Dsilva
B.A; B.Ed; M.Ed

Rev. Fr. Vijesh Loyed Menezes
B.Com; MBA

Rev. Fr. Elvin Santa Lopes


Rev. Fr. Arun Lobo B.A; PGDHRM;M.S.W

Rev. Dr. Fr. Sathish Fernandes

B.A; M.Sc; PGDHRM; ;M.A; M.S.W

Rev. Fr. Vinod Mascarenhas,
B.A;L.L.B;M.A; M.S.W

Rev. Fr. Vincent D’souza

B.A;M.A; M.S.W



Training on Carrier Guidance to Youths: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal organized training on carrier guidance to youths of the project area, on 15th February 2021, at Vimukti premises. The base line of the workshop was to help prospective generation to understand their hidden talent in an advanced way. Youths are not useless but they are used less. They are the future leaders and rulers of our nation. There are many ways to spoil their skills and talents in this world. Media plays vital role in the part of exploiting youth of today. We have the responsibility to channelize them with proper way. The resource person Mr. Saver KDDC Karwar motivated the youth to achieve their goals by facing the challenges bravely. Along with that the practical tips and examples were given to the youths about entrepreneurship, appearing for the competitive exams, lucrative courses, and the skills for facing the interviews. Nearly 101 youths attended and benefitted from this training.
Core Objective:
To Empower 300 youths of vulnerable families to have an income source for basic needs of life by imparting vocational training skills.

Campaign on Mother/ child Protection and Nutrition: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal organized Campaign on Mother and child protection. Mrs. Jecenitha and Mr. Charlie was the resource person, who also briefed on how to continue this campaign in near future. Campaign Meetings are held in various villages of our working area. The target groups are pregnant women and children of six months to the age of three years were enquired whether they get the nutritious food at the Anganvadi centres. It was brought to the notice at the meeting that the food allotted to the pregnant and the children were not up to the mark though they are given every month. The quality and the quantity always have been manipulated by the centres. Survey was done at the 14 villages of the number of pregnant women and the children below the age of 6 years. In 31 Anganvadi centres the list of food allotted by the government to the pregnant women and the children were displayed on the charts. It was insisted that this practice of displaying must be compulsory. From time to time the people must be made aware of the benefits by the centres.

Awareness campaign to combat human trafficking: Vimukti Pothnal
On 18th, 21st and 30th January, 2021 an awareness programs were organized on combat human trafficking, as well violence against women and children. We are appalled to read in the media, almost every other day, the horrific incidents that take place against women and children in various parts of our country. Violence against women goes largely unpunished. This is shown by the reports published and research conducted by the united nations, international human rights agencies and the global women’s and feminist movements which have been denouncing this situation for decades. It takes many forms, from domestic abuse to rape, sexual abuse and harmful cultural practices ranging from genital mutilation and honor crimes to premature marriage. Keeping all this problems VCT has been giving awareness programs in the schools, women, men and youth in the villages of Manvi taluka. 150 children, youth women and men benefited from this program.

Makkal Grama Sabha: “EVERY CHILD’S RIGHT TO BE HEARD”….Vimukti pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust®, Pothnal, organized Special Children’s Grama Sabha at Utakanoor Grama Panchayat, on 29th of January 2021. “Every Grama Panchayat should become increasingly child-friendly by identifying and redressing the issues faced by children”, said Charlie Gram panchyath member, Utakanoor, in his inaugural address. Arogyappa Vimukti youth coordinator, Manvi said that everyone should join hands to ensure the protection and promotion of child rights and the safety of children by accessing appropriate authorities and existing safety mechanisms. Manthesh Secretary, Malesh water man, Adhya teacher utaknoor primary school and Vimukti staff, spoke on the occasion. ICDS staff, district health officers, project staff, school teachers and over hundred and fifty children participated in the programme.

A library to cultivate a love for books: “to provide alternative to smart phones and gadgets and develop a reading habit”…Vimukti Pothnal
Books soothe us, help us get through a rough patch and open our eyes to better understand the world. Therefore, it is essential to surround children with books to ensure that they become educated and not just literate. It was these thoughts that motivated Fr. Sathish Fernandes to set up a library in the Vimukti center Pothnal. During the covid- induced lockdown, when many public libraries suffered setbacks and even closures, Vimukti saw it as an opportunity to encourage children to develop a reading habit. Vimukti centre has set up modest library with chairs and tables ensured that all the safety measures were in place at the library. The library currently has books on science, general knowledge, child rights, as well as story book for children. There are biographies and books on great Indian leaders like Ambedkar, Abdul kalam, M.Gandihji, savitribai Phule, Bhagat singh and others inspiring children are placed.

A cherished Dream comes true for Hampamma!: Vimukti Pothnal
Hampamma,is from Malkapura village in Raichur district. She completed her Pre-University course and got married when she was 19 years old to her beau in the village. Both she and her husband moved to Bangalore in search of employment. She found a job in a garment factory where she was paid Rs.7, 000 per month and her husband started working as a car driver. She became pregnant and when she could no longer bear the strain of commuting and working in a factory, she quit her job and returned to her village and soon delivered a healthy baby girl. Three months after her baby, Deepika was born, her husband cut-off all contacts with her and has never visited their baby or even called her over the phone. She has been staying with her mother-in-law who is 55 years old and works seasonally as a coolie. With no steady income and her husband having deserted her, she was upset and discouraged not knowing what her future will be.

Action speaks louder than words: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® group along with the members organized the "joy of giving" activity in an Endeavour to make Christmas season and reach out to the 32 economically underprivileged families on 5th of January 2021, Tuesday. Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. Christmas is for joy, for giving and sharing, for laughter, for coming together with family and friends, and brightly decorated packages. Vimukti charitable trust group members has unanimously decided to comfort the neighbourhood poor needy 32 families in this time of pandemic crisis by sharing food items like sugar, Tea powder, salt, Green grams, coconut oil, dall, Rava, Chilli powder, coriander powder, edible oil, turmeric powder cumin, master seed, Soaps, paste Tooth brush, etc. It’s good to the members joyfully sacrificing their share with the poor. The money saved is offered to families in need. With deepest gratitude we would like to thank you all the generous donors for your timely support and love towards poor and needy. Wish you all Happy New year-2021 that will spread TRUTH, LOVE AND JUSTICE.

Timely intervention of Mrs. Ishamma Vimukti leader… my burden was lightened
I am Mrs Basamma wife of Mr Timmappa residing in Sunkanur of Manvi Taluka. We belong to lower caste society and our financial condition is worst to think of. We have three sons and they have gone to Bangalore for daily wage earning. Here I live with my husband. From the past ten years we used to get Rs 1000 per month under a special Govt scheme. We used to manage with that money for our daily sustenance. But since last eight months due to Corona pandemic the pension which I used to get was withheld by the Govt. We had hard times to manage during the pandemic. Even our sons could not help us in our needs. I shared my difficulties with Mrs. Ishamma Vimukti leader who is also living in our village and with her own expenses took me to the different offices to claim my pension. We went to the bank, post office, revenue department but in spite of meeting the members in the office they didn’t respond positively for our need. It was painful to see the reactions of the officers. We wanted to know who is mishandling the amount that was due to me. In the process of finding out the person it was the post man who was deliberately denied that the money hasn’t come and has used the money for him since past five months.

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COVID-19 Pandemic
Capuchin Friars in Solidarity
Holy Trinity Province Karnataka

We thank all our friars, communities, coordinators, volunteers, support staff and others who are connected with the pandemic initiatives and responses. Let us pray for the humanity and help the needy. God bless us all.

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Completion report of Convergence
 Workshop for Strengthening of
Child Protection System

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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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