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Rev. Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais

Rev : Fr. Alwyn Dias

Secretary &
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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.



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Completion report of Convergence
 Workshop for Strengthening of
Child Protection System


Children ask officials, why no Gram Sabha in the District?: Vimukti Pothnal
“We are deprived of a platform to air our problem”
Vimukti Children parliament members gave the memorandum on 13th of November, 2019 at Utakanoor Gram Panchyath demanding children Gram Sabhas to be held at all the gram panchythas. Santhosh, Basvaraj, shashikala, ananda, Praveen and others charged that the ‘gram sabhas’ are not taking place in their villags, which has resulted in them unable to air their grievances at the right forum and get justice. They charged that the officials are denying the children right to get their dues by not holding the children ‘Gram sabhas’. They said, as the children parliament is not taking place regularly, the officials are unable to prevent child marriage cases in our talukas. They also charged that while in some villages the children gram sabhas are taking place, but they are being held for the heck of it and not with a concern towards resolving the issues hurting the children. They demanded the administration to provide training to development officers so that they can conduct children grama sabha every year. The zilla panchyath should also hold special gram sabha for children and award best children friendly panchyath at the district.

Summer Camp Organized at Devipura: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal organized Summer Camp from november 10th to 13th , 2019 at Devipura. Mr. kriyappa, GP president, Mr. Sharanappa and Mr. charile, jecintha, Pothnal, Child representatives from Tuition centers and para teachers, parliament Leaders inaugurated the programme by lighting the lamp. Children were taught action songs, finger print art, making puppets, crafts, morals, values, good qualities in life, leadership, through stories, using the writing board, puzzles, word building, etc. Mr. Jaysheela, facilitated the session on Child Rights Violation. Mr. Arogyappa, vimukti staff facilitated a session on Self-awareness, goal setting and adolescence, gender equity for Adolescent girls. Mrs. Jecnitha vimukti staff facilitated session on Waste Management. Disadvantages of Plastic, types of waste, importance of bifurcating waste and recycling of waste were briefed. Fr. Sathish Feranandes, Project Director, facilitated a session on Child Protection Mechanisms and Sustainable Development Goals and Advocacy actions. Health awareness and eye camp were conducted in collaboration with PHC Health department. Craft session was facilitated by Mr. Basappa Sindhanoor.

Vimukti Tuition centers : Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti operates 17 tuition centers to usher quality education to 958 children. These centers give students the skills they need to study and learn. They also clarify their doubts and help them to ease their difficult subjects. These centers have been motivating factors to study well and also to reduce the school drop outs.

Vimukti outreaches to provide sports dress: Vimukti Pothnal
The Malkapura school children won the Taluka level Volleyball completion and were selected to compete at the district level. They were in need of sports dress and had requested Gram Panchayat development officer for the same. But there was no positive response from the authorities concerned. It was in this time of need Vimukti learnt about the situation and without delay with much care and concern and by way of encouragement provided the sports dress to all the participants. Fr Sathish the Director of Vimukti encouraged with his blessings and wished them all the best for the competition. It was a great humanitarian gesture from the entire Vimukti team. The sports dress was distributed in a program where Mr Charlie, Mr Shivaram, Mr Mallappa, Mr Budeppa the teachers, the students, Village leaders were present.

District level Children Parliament was organized by Vimukti Charitable trust Pothnal at Utaknoor Gram Panchyats of Manvi Taluka:
Vimukti Charitable Trust in collaboration with Karnataka Child Right Observers, CHILDLINE 1098 Raichur organized District level children Parliament at Tadakal Government High school premises on 27th of October 2019. In the introductory speech Mr. Sudharshan CHILDINE Coordinator Raichur, briefed on the common responsibility that everyone has in order to protect children rights. Everyone has to work selflessly; this is the purpose of the workshop training to instill in everyone the concern to rescue the children. So the laws and regulations must be followed in order to help the children in danger. In taluka level the Tahasildar, education ministers as well as all the taluka ministers of all departments and the public education department at district level and all the heads of the entire department must work unison to rescue the children in risks and protect their rights. All of us should give heed their voice and create a platform better future, Children are the future of our society. Building the children future is like building our nation. In the region of Hyderabad and Raichur there shouldn’t be any cases of atrocities or mismanagement towards the rescue of vulnerable children. If the children of the lower rungs of the society are not helped to get education then we will possible fail to develop our families, our society and our nation.

Leading into the Future: Good education, Transformational leadership and the Gift Discernment: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal organized training program to all the Para teachers at vimukti premises. The main theme of the training was “leading into the Future: Good education, Transformational leadership and the Gift Discernment”. The programs began with the welcome note by Arogyappa followed by key note address by Fr. Sathish Fernandes Director, vimukti. The main speaker of the day is Mr. Ravi Chandra High school Teacher Malkapur, he address the gathering on the importance of the need for transformational leadership in the educational sector. He focused on the topic “Good education, transformational leadership and the gift of Discernment”. Each and every person in order to grow in transformational leadership, school leaders needed to grow in decision making on the basis of the gift of discernment. He also spoke about the three elements that influence higher levels of discernment, namely: spiritual traits, spiritual capital and spiritual experience. All the participants and the respondents who participated in the event were very happy and contented from the full day reflection on discernment, spirituality and leadership. All 15 Para teachers attended this workshop and benefited from this program.

New milestone of Vimukti @ Pothnal: from the Dark Cells to Clear World: a ray of hope to the Prisoners: Vimukti Pothnal
“Be a love Bomb, Let it be exploded, not to kill, But to heal the broken hearts. This small sentence is the seed of Prison Ministry India. The tiny seed of love, which had been sown through divine intervention in the fertile soil of human hearts of few, has now grown into a large tree providing cool and gentle shade to many who feel frustrated, disappointed and broken spend in their lives in the dark cells of prison. The specific goal of our new venture is to create a just society, where all have equal opportunities for development and growth, all have an equal share in the resources of the earth and above all the worth and dignity of every individual human being is respected and protected. Further it focuses its, attention on the correction, reformation and rehabilitation of those in prison and their families. In the first session Fr. Sathish Fernandes, VCT director, motivated the participants on the values of Mahatma Gandhi and screened the movie on Gandhi life. The resource person, kept the audience in rapt attention for two and half hours. The seminar was very holistic as it discussed about the various problems they face today such as suicide, drug addiction, obsession with social media and teenage crimes. Many practical solutions were proposed. At the end of the talk several prisoners came up to the stage to express their opinion and clarify doubts they had in mind.

Raichur Women staged Protest Demanding Women Voice in the Gram Sabha and basic entitlements before DC office: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust in collaboration with likeminded NGO’S from Raichur staged a protest in front of Deputy commission office at Raichur on Wednesday 2nd October 2019 alleging that the elected representatives and the concerned officials had failed to utilize the allotted amount for the development of the Gram Panchathya and not allowing women, voice their views in the Gram Panchyath. Secondly Community women here demanded proper implementation of basic entitlements. While people across the state celebrated Gandhi Jayanthi, 150 of women Representatives cross the district took part in this protest. Women came from various villages holding and shouting slogans in demanding immediately to basic entitlements and memorandum was submitted to the DC and CEO of Raichur to give in writing that they would do justice to their protest and take these issues very seriously. Fr. Sathish Fernandes VCT Director expressed before Media, the basic infrastructure problems of the school not cast a shadow on the studies of the children. Rather school infrastructure should also be suitable for environment for education. It is a right of every child to have access to toilet in their schools. 150women representatives were present and actively involved in Protest rally.

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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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