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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.



Completion report of Convergence
 Workshop for Strengthening of
Child Protection System


Awareness on CHILD LINE 1098 to AWCs: Vimukti Pothnal
The Staff of CHILD LINE 1098, Raichur held meetings with 90 anganwadi animators, helpers, and children. During meting they were briefed about the work of CHILDLINE 1098. They were made aware to make the best use of the free helpline to meet out the issues where children ill-treated, sick, made to beg, work in hotels and garages or made orphans and so on. This also concerns the children who face sexual abuse, malnourished, and other disturbing factors. CHILDLINE Raichur gave effective information to safeguard and protect the children. The meetings were very successful.

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Press meet on CHILDLINE SE DOSTI WEEK Celebration: Vimukti Pothnal
VIMUKTI CHILDLINE Raichur in collaboration with District line-Department of Raichur had press meet In view of CHILDLINE SE DOSTI week celebration at Pathrika Bavan Raichur. The main objective of this Press meet was to televise the whole week program and how to spread the message in safeguarding the children from their rights. But even today millions of children are out of the safety network of protection and still entangled in the net of child labour, drop out, trafficking, flesh trade, wedlock, and sexual abuse so on. Mr. Sudharshan, Childline coordinator said, in a small city Raichur, we at CHILDLINE1098, everyday attend to an average of such 10 cases. The committed team at CHILDLINE attempts to reach out to all the children round the clock who need care and protection. He further explained in detailed week program, like signature campaign, Mass awareness campaign, silent Jatha, rally on online safety and drug abuse, misuse of internet, creating awareness on prevention of child marriage, child abuse, human trafficking, etc. Fr. SathishFernandes CWC member said every child has the right to a full and productive life.
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Village Health Nutrition Day Programme: Vimukti Pothnal
On 7th November, 2018 under the collaboration of Health and Family Welfare Commission Raichur, Primary Health center Pothnal Vimukti Charitable Trust (R) Pothnal celebrated Village Health Nutritious Day (VHND) and Village Helath and Sanitation Committee meeting was organized (VHSC). Dr. Rajendra, the physician of the Primary Health Center addressed the Village Sanitation Committee members that the health services for mother and infant’s health, fever, cough, vomit, dysentery must be received from the government hospitals and also the pregnancy treatments, Dengue, malaria, bone damage, and some other general surgeries and certain secondary level treatments are provided by the government health centers. Nutrition, health and education is the fundamental right of every children. Everyone must responsibly support for the developmental growth of children, pregnant women, adolescent girls. Nutrition, health and education from age 14 to 45 years for all the women, children must be well taken care and awareness of family health and nutrition must be taught said Mr. Charli Udbal, the animator of SVP under Vimukti Trust.
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Teachers should focus on Maths, Science and English to improve SSLC Results: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust, Pothnal in collaboration with Bharath Jnana Vigyana Samithi Karnataka and Education department Raichur organized District level workshop on how to improve the Results, on 4th of January 2019 at Rangamandira Raichur. More than 352 Head Masters /Head Mistress of Government, aided and unaided schools across the district took part in this workshop. Mr. B.K Nandanur DDPI Raichur urged the teachers to concentrate more on subject such as mathematics, Science, and English in which students are lagging behind and special attention should be given to students who are week in studies. Zilla panchayat Chief Executive Officer Nalin Athul Calling upon the teachers to identify children whose academic learning is poor and make efforts improve their learning skills and all those involved should strive for bringing Raichur to top position in SSLC exam. Calling upon the teachers to carefully analyze the past results, he suggested them to adopt smart classes’ techniques for most effective results. Thus workshop ended with positive note.
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Sports for non-organized Youth: Vimukti Pothnal
One day Sports was conducted by Vimukti charitable Trust® Pothnal to the non-organized youth. While inaugurating the sportive event the President of Ensemble Agissons, Mr. Daniel Helbert expressed that youth is a power and they have energy to change the society in a better way but he said that today many of the youth choose wrong direction and spoil their future and some of the youth are brain washed by the anti-socialists and terrorists. Thus the life of the youth and the family of such youth is dragged to danger. The youth gathered here must take into consideration that you must stand responsibly to avoid such circumstances and work in unity and friendly manner, respecting each other build a society with true values. The sports that are held must build the friendly rapport with each other he said. The sports event included the games namely; musical chair, passing the ball, volley-ball. And for all young ladies sports was conducted by Mrs. Jecintha, Mrs. Nagaratna and Miss. Mamatha. The sports event was witness by around 150 youth from the surrounding villages of Pothnal. The meals, tea and the transport service was arranged for the gathered youth.
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Awareness on ‘108’ Emergency Ambulance services to the School children: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust, Pothnal in collaboration with Health department organized awareness on 108 ambulances service at Utaknoor high school. The main objective is to know the services of 108 emergency helpline in the state and how its functions. The coordinator of the health department explained it in length, saying; the 108 Emergency Ambulance Service is a 24x7 service, which anyone can avail by dialling the number 108 on their phone during the case of any emergency. It could be a medical emergency, a fire emergency, or a crime being committed. The number 108 is a toll-free number and can be dialed from any phone, be it a mobile phone or a landline, at the time of an emergency, without any prefix or suffix. Help reaches the person within 20 minutes. Initially, the person who receives the call at Emergency Response Centre (ERC) takes down the nature of emergency and the location of the caller. Depending on the nature of the call, an ambulance, a fire engine, or police assistance is sent. This is done through the Emergency Response Centre.
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Under SCP/TSP Scheme Free Health Check up and Ayurvedic Medicine Distribution camp held at VIMUKTI Pothnal:
Vimukti Charitable Trust® in collaboration with Ensemble Agissons France, AYUSH Directory Banglore, and Primary Health Center Pothnal, conducted free Ayurvedic medicine distribution and health check up camp at Vimukti premises on 29th of December, 2018. Awareness about health and environment has always been the chief objective of VIMUKTI, which has always been concerned to achieve the goal in rural areas. Lack of health awareness is the major problem in rural areas leading to many diseases. A bit of consciousness is much needed among people to take some preventive measures. People generally depend on farming to earn their livelihood regular health checkup up is beyond the consciousness of the people. Sustainable and safe health service can be developed by health education, social awareness and herbal medicines. Herbal medicines are the safest medicines in the world. The people of India know herbal or ayruvedic medicines more or less as a part of their life and culture.
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Best Social worker award-2018 - Rev. Fr. Satish Fernandes, OFM Capuchin:
The 8th Taluka level Kannada Literary Meet (Kannada Sahitya Sammelana) was organized on 28. 12.2018. Recognizing his dedicated and valuable service in the social work the director of Vimukti Charitable Trust (R), Pothnal Rev. Fr. Satish Fernandes was honored on this occasion by respected Raj Venkatappa Nayaka MLA Manvi Taluka. The honored Fr. Sathish Fernandes has worked from the month of May 2010 as the Director of Vimukti Charitable Trust in bringing some change in the lives of the people in and around this rural area and through various projects the children from Govt. Schools have been helped by instilling in them the focus for education, the leadership qualities, need for sanitation and good health protection of environment and their rights of having children clubs and children parliament. Thus he has become the guide for their better future. Hand in hand, he also works for the poor, helps the sick dedicates time for the betterment of the society.
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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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