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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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 Workshop for Strengthening of
Child Protection System


Belwata Community leaders demanded the Government officials to install purifying water plant in the village: Vimukti Pothnal
On 30th of July Belwata Community leaders came together and demanded the concerned Government officials and submitted the memorandum to install purifying water plant in their village. The recent village development and under the Gram Panchayat Raj projects throughout the district villages there was a plant of implementing water Purification machinery. This new project is highly appreciable and wonderful one. It is a great initiative as well. But the fact is that our village is left out of having such a machinery. And we strongly condemn for ignoring to provide this system in our village. You are depriving an entire village and this will lead to a serious problem as well. The water that is received from the main source from Tunga Badhra has been utilized since past few years keeping in mind of preserving it for the purpose of irrigation, soaking for the increase of ground water, for drinking and for the cattle and for other purpose.
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Asian anti-Trafficking forum Meet; building a strong coalition to fight trafficking: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable trust® Pothnal Director Fr. Sathish Fernandes along with the staff attending the Asian anti trafficking forum meet 2019 at Hydarbad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre from 29th to 30th July 2019. Renowned speaker from all over India who are working for Human trafficking attended and address the gathering. Nearly 183 NGOs Representative from all over India came together to fight human trafficking. It was wonderful to have met and interact with each other. It is very encouraging to share that 99% of our Implementing Partners participated in the Asian Anti Trafficking Forum along with Government officials and CWC members as guests. Each one expressed that, meeting and interacting with IPs from other states in India were inspiring. The purpose of the gathering was to create a network of partners. This has been initiated and now, we hope to create an ownership among the partners to support each other.
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Encouraging and Enrolling farmers for Kisan Samman Scheme: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal organized training and awareness program to all the Community leaders’ at VCT Premises. LK Campaign facilitator initiated the CL members for registering eligible farmers in the villages under Paradhan Mantri Kissan Samman Nidhi Scheme. Speaking on the training, he said that the benefits of the scheme should be ensured to every eligible farmer in our targeted pockets; hence the process of registering farmers must be started through the village accountants, PDOs, Raitha Sampark Kendras and through the concerned horticulture department officers. Further he said some of the famers have already registered and due to lack of information about the scheme getting delayed. To tap this scheme you should have Aadhar card, bank account details, and record of rights etc. once you registered under this scheme farmers will get sum of Rs. 6,000/- which will be credited to their bank accounts directly in three equal installments of Rs. 2,000/- .
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Gram Panchyath Members attended 21 days intensive training on Adult Literacy program: Vimukti pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal in collaboration with Loka shishana Samithi Raichur conducted the training program to selected women Panchyath members from two clusters, Manvi Taluka at Vimukti premises. The adult literacy training targets to enhance the learning, reading, writing and cognitive skills of adults from the most marginalized communities in an around Manvi Taluka Raichur, North Karnataka; The main “aim is to extend educational options to those adults, who have lost the opportunity and have crossed the age of formal education, but now feel a need for learning of any type, including, basic education (literacy), skill development (vocational education) and equivalency.” The project strives to address the functional literacy of adults, women in particular. This will lead to higher self-esteem and self-confidence enabling them to engage in economic activities.
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National workshop on Social Security and Good Governance- Realizing Entitlements: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable trust® Pothnal Director Fr. Sathish Fernandes along with the staff attending the training on Social Security and Good Governance- Realizing Entitlements at Indian Social institute New Delhi from 23rd to 25th July, 2019. Hundred and eighty NGO Representatives from 12 states attended this Seminar. The participants who belonged to the religious minority communities were eager to know about their rights that are enshrined in the constitution of the country. The focus of the seminar was to make participants aware of their rights that are enshrined in part three of the constitution and various other statutes of our country. Article 30 of the constitution gives to the minorities the right “to establish and administer educational institutions of their choice”. The honorable Supreme Court of India has interpreted and elaborated these two rights in its various judgments’.
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Bridge-IT- Digital Entrepreneur Training Program: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust in collaboration with Development Focus Bangalore organizes Digital Entrepreneur training Program to all the Entrepreneurs at vimukti Premises from 9th to 10th July 2019. The main Resource person was Mr. Abhilash TCS Bangaluru, who met personally to the entire 16 entrepreneur from Pothnal clusters and gave an input session regarding various business services they provide and which is generating revenue. In his second session he also enlightened different methods, to attract and to satisfy the community and customers in their new business. All the entrepreneurs shared their business strategies and services they provide in their respective villages like, Online services, Photoshop, Money Transfer, PMKISAN, Land records, Cast Income, Aadhar card print, Pan card, Ration card etc,
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540 Adult Literacy Learners received Educational kits in Second level of training held to make Sustainable in Rural Communities: Vimukti Pothnal
“Literacy is the ability to identify, understand, interpret, create, communicate and compute using printed and written materials associated with varying contexts. Literacy involves a continuum of learning in enabling individuals to achieve their goals, to develop their knowledge and potential, and to participate fully in their community and wider society,” A person without functional literacy has to face numerous challenges right from household chores to social life, and can end up having a low self- esteem or being incapable of speaking for him or herself. This ultimately leads to a lack of confidence and a low level of productivity. Raising literacy rates is one of the biggest challenges in rural communities today. This forms the backdrop to the adult literacy programme implemented by Vimukti Charitable trust, Pothnal.
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“Gender Equality and Empowerment of Women and Girls” vimukti pothnal
VIMUKTI Pothnal organized training on gender Equality and Empowerment of women and Girls at vimukti premises on 20th June 2019. Mr. Charlie the campaign facilitator explain in length by saying, Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment are today accepted as vital development objectives, crucial for the realization of human rights and key to effective and sustainable development outcomes. The male female ratio though improved over last few years is still far from satisfactory. The female literacy rate is also lower than the male literacy rate. In spite of reservation being granted to women in Panchayat elections after 73rd and 74th Constitution amendment, in many Panchayats the male chauvinism does not allow them to function independently. Socio-cultural norms and practices limit the accessibility to capacity building opportunities that are there for women, which can address the various issues that have long kept them and their communities underdeveloped and poverty stricken.
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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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