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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



A house that restored the human Dignity- Vimukti Pothnal
Mr. Joseph (Yamanappa) 45 years old hails from Jeenor camp, Manvi Taluka, Raichur. Being a tractor driver, he earned his living and lived happily with his wife and three kids. One day a severe accident caused him to lose the ability to walk forever. In spite borrowing in lakhs and spending on his treatment Joseph remained paralyzed for life. Learning the above situation, the Vimukti Charitable Trust® visited the family of Joseph immediately. Adding to their present misery, the education of their children, the Vimukti also witnessed the worst family’s living conditions in a dilapidated shed for past six years. When this news was shared with the few generous donors it became a reality. Today, through these inspired donors the Vimukti is able to provide a little decent house to live on. Applauses to all the generous souls for becoming “Joseph” to the family.

Unorganized Youth Formation and Training: Vimukti Pothnal
It is well said, Youth are not useless but they are used less. They are the future leaders of our nation. They can be easily spoiled and brain washed for the evil purposes endangering their future life, talents and skills for the selfish interests of few. Therefore, education and training are the powerful weapons of youth empowerment: to fight and voice against poverty, hunger, and the clouds of evils of this world. Keeping these views Vimukti Pothnal in collaboration with 16 pockets youths in our working area, formed 256 members in our youth clubs and all the youths’ clubs consists of 10 to 16 members. The youths’ clubs are motivated to take responsibilities of monitoring the activities of the villages. They had a series of leadership building sessions to develop the capacities in understanding their roles and responsibilities. The youths were sensitized on the on-going trafficking activities and the long-term goal of the project was explained to them. The youths are encouraged and motivated to take active part in Gram Sabha and ward sabha meetings, PDS, SDMC meetings, social audit, Jana-vedike meetings, AWC, PHCs, VHND, VHSC meetings, and also motivated to take vaccine etc in their village, where important decisions on village development are discussed and decided. A total of 16 villages youth clubs are formed and we are trying to motivate and help them through our constant visits and meetings. we met every month to review progress of the project.

Vimukti Childline Advisory Board (CAB) meeting Raichuru:
Childline Advisory Board meetings was held on 23rd August 2021at DC office Raichuru. Superintendent of Police, CEO, Deputy Commissioner, Chief Executive Officer, Deputy Director of Public Instruction, District Collector, District Magistrate, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Divisional Officer, Women and Child Development Officer, District Child Welfare Committee, District Child Protection Officer, Block Education Officer, District Education Officer, District Social Welfare Officer, child development programing officers, Child welfare officer from SJPO, Reginal transport officer, district minority officer, BSNL officers, District health officer, Juvenile Justice Board, district legal serve authority members were present in the meeting. How the Child line 1098 functions in the district and what are the hurdles, challenges and difficulties the ChildLine team faces in implementing the project more effective way. The project aims to advocate and promote child rights of the deprived children of Raichur and their participation in wider decision-making process. The ChildLine team on behalf of the marginalized children raises issues pertaining to the violation of child rights, and make effort to influence the duty bearers and policies for children.

Sponsors Day Program: Vimukti Pothnal
Sponsor day program and farewell program to outgoing Sponsored Children was organized at Vimukti premises as on 25th of August. Sponsorship is program to help the deprived, excluded and vulnerable children regardless of their caste, race, creed and gender. They are provided with health, education and livelihood program. Jayasheela explained the service which have given by the Project to sponsored children. Till the age of 18 years Vimukti has taken care of Sponsored children by providing many facilities. As they are going out from sponsorship program it is their responsibility to utilize the knowledge they achieved and to lead a better life and help the needy. Sponsored children Anjali Thadkal, Arpitha Thadkal and Pavithra Udbala thanked enthusiastically to ensemble agissons president and all the members for their timely support, guidance, encouragement and helping them to reach this stage.

One day training on various Government Schemes: Vimukti Pothnal
The Vimukti Charitable Trust ® Pothnal also conducted the informative training program for the youths to know and to utilize the available Government Schemes on 26 August, 2021 at Vimukti Campus. The VCT had invited the resource person Mr. Mahalingappa, gave the detailed useful information on government’s 33 departments like SCSP/TSP under scheme on: youths self-employment, land rights, Ganga Kalyana Scheme, Individual Irrigation, Borewell Scheme, how to avail a relief to the scheduled caste victims of atrocities scheme, and various scholarship for the children and lot more information on how to tap the various financial benefits and schemes from the 33 government departments come under the talukas. 70 unorganized youth were able to profit for their life and to help others in return.

Leadership Training Program for the Unorganized Youths: Vimukti pothnal
On 18 August, 2021 the Vimukti Charitable Trust Organized a special program on “Leadership training” for the unorganized Youths at Vimukti campus. The resource person of this program was Mr. Lawrence, Jawalgera detailed the importance of leadership and its qualities. He explained saying, the leaders are those who have the qualities of knowing the importance of leading someone or something with a clear goal while strives after achieving it through others, is called as leadership. Leaders help themselves and others to do the right things. They set direction, build an inspiring vision, and create something new. Leadership is about mapping out where you need to go to achieve the set pre-planned goals with the spirit of enthusiasm as one team or as an organization. Leadership is a process of social mastery, greatly influences and impacts other’s behavior and conviction maximizing the efforts of others, towards the achievement of a common goal. 80 youths benefited from this leadership training program.

Celebrating for selecting as best top 10 Rural Digital Entrepreneurs from Bridge-IT flagship CSR program: Vimukti pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal is extremely happy to share- three of our Rural Digital entrepreneurs (Huseni, Hanumantha and Erama from the Bridge-IT flagship CSR program selected & awarded from TATA Consultancy Services as best top 10 entrepreneurs. They are very grateful to TCS for selecting, encouraging and supporting to climb this ladder of success….

A Light to the Blind Family: Vimukti Trust, Pothnal
Sureshappa being other-abled man and Basamma is blind for 11 years hails from Hediginala, Sindanoor Taluka, Raichur. They are gifted with three children and were living in a dilapidated house. The entire family is in one way or the other is affected: where the eldest daughter Jyothi (19) is totally blind for 5 years, Naveen has lost almost 90% of his eyesight and the youngest son Petra too may lose his eyesight at any stage of his life. They have become the victims of Palikhonia disease, caused by heredity- only on time treatment can save their eye sight. Adding to their misery this family was surviving only with monthly pension just little to live on. When several attempts made to the government officials failed its purpose it was then the Vimukti Charitable Trust, Pothnal, stood in support of them. Since then 2019 till this day through the various donors it gave the dignity of life, where Jyothi and Naveen were taken to the Shankar Eye Hospital, Bangalore for diagnosis.

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Extending our hands to the poor and needy during Covid-19
During this period of struggle, the Vimukti Charitable Trust® team extended our concern and solidarity for the poor and the neediest around us. This was a moment of witnessing the real Franciscan spirit.

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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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