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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.



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Village Health staff Nurse:
The Village Health Staff Nurse program was launched in collaboration of Ensemble Agissons, France, in order to address the rural health problems of the 16 villages in Manvi, Raichur Dist. The program was aimed to create a sustainable model for health care by training local rural women to deliver basic health services in their own villages. The goal of the Village Health Staff Nurse program is to provide primary health care at the village level to prevent illnesses from progressing to a more serious and costly state. The women are taught to identify and refer serious or life-threatening illnesses to the Primary health center or any other institution that provides health services. A number of learning methods are used during the training of Village Health Staff Nurse, including films; focus group discussions. The women learn to use a stethoscope, blood pressure monitor and many other tools to analyze health issues in the village.
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Fr. Satish Fernandes OFM Cap., Vimukti Pothnal gets ‘The Best Social worker’ award
On 20th January 2018 the 9th District level Kannada Literary Meet (Kannada Sahitya Sammelana) was organized. On this auspicious occasion recognizing the dedication and immense service in the social field the director of Vimukti Charitable Trust (R), Pothnal Rev. Fr. Satish Fernandes was honored by respected N.S. Boseraj the member of the Legislative Council and G. Humpayya Nayak, the member of Manvi Vidhana Sabha Constituency. Fr. Sathish Fernandes was chosen to receive the honor for best social worker. Since the month of May 2010 he was appointed as the Director of Vimukti Charitable Trust and during all these years he was working tirelessly in bringing significant changes in the lives of the people in and around this rural area and through working on various projects for the welfare of the children from Government Schools where the main focus was the education, sanitation, good health, inculcating leadership qualities, making them aware of their various rights, working for the protection of the environment by forming children clubs and children parliament.
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Awareness on construction of Toilets: Vimukti pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® with the collaboration of Utaknoor Panchyath organized awareness program on construction of Toilets and its usefulness. Mr. Channa Reddy, PDO, Utaknoor Gram Panchyath provided information about the financial support provided by the panchayath with regard to the construction of toilets. The awareness programme began at 11.00.a.m. which was organized in Belwata village. 98 villagers participated in this awareness programme and Mr. Channa Reddy; PDO distributed the form and explained about the different grants and schemes that are available in the Panchyath and insisted on the construction of Toilets in each house. Fr. Sathish Fernandes Director VCT symbolically inaugurated the toilet construction work and encouraged the beneficiaries to benefit from the schemes that are available in the Panchyath.
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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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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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