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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 library to cultivate a love for books: “to provide alternative to smart phones and gadgets and develop a reading habit”…Vimukti Pothnal
Books soothe us, help us get through a rough patch and open our eyes to better understand the world. Therefore, it is essential to surround children with books to ensure that they become educated and not just literate. It was these thoughts that motivated Fr. Sathish Fernandes to set up a library in the Vimukti center Pothnal. During the covid- induced lockdown, when many public libraries suffered setbacks and even closures, Vimukti saw it as an opportunity to encourage children to develop a reading habit. Vimukti centre has set up modest library with chairs and tables ensured that all the safety measures were in place at the library. The library currently has books on science, general knowledge, child rights, as well as story book for children. There are biographies and books on great Indian leaders like Ambedkar, Abdul kalam, M.Gandihji, savitribai Phule, Bhagat singh and others inspiring children are placed.

A cherished Dream comes true for Hampamma!: Vimukti Pothnal
Hampamma,is from Malkapura village in Raichur district. She completed her Pre-University course and got married when she was 19 years old to her beau in the village. Both she and her husband moved to Bangalore in search of employment. She found a job in a garment factory where she was paid Rs.7, 000 per month and her husband started working as a car driver. She became pregnant and when she could no longer bear the strain of commuting and working in a factory, she quit her job and returned to her village and soon delivered a healthy baby girl. Three months after her baby, Deepika was born, her husband cut-off all contacts with her and has never visited their baby or even called her over the phone. She has been staying with her mother-in-law who is 55 years old and works seasonally as a coolie. With no steady income and her husband having deserted her, she was upset and discouraged not knowing what her future will be.

Action speaks louder than words: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® group along with the members organized the "joy of giving" activity in an Endeavour to make Christmas season and reach out to the 32 economically underprivileged families on 5th of January 2021, Tuesday. Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. Christmas is for joy, for giving and sharing, for laughter, for coming together with family and friends, and brightly decorated packages. Vimukti charitable trust group members has unanimously decided to comfort the neighbourhood poor needy 32 families in this time of pandemic crisis by sharing food items like sugar, Tea powder, salt, Green grams, coconut oil, dall, Rava, Chilli powder, coriander powder, edible oil, turmeric powder cumin, master seed, Soaps, paste Tooth brush, etc. It’s good to the members joyfully sacrificing their share with the poor. The money saved is offered to families in need. With deepest gratitude we would like to thank you all the generous donors for your timely support and love towards poor and needy. Wish you all Happy New year-2021 that will spread TRUTH, LOVE AND JUSTICE.

Timely intervention of Mrs. Ishamma Vimukti leader… my burden was lightened
I am Mrs Basamma wife of Mr Timmappa residing in Sunkanur of Manvi Taluka. We belong to lower caste society and our financial condition is worst to think of. We have three sons and they have gone to Bangalore for daily wage earning. Here I live with my husband. From the past ten years we used to get Rs 1000 per month under a special Govt scheme. We used to manage with that money for our daily sustenance. But since last eight months due to Corona pandemic the pension which I used to get was withheld by the Govt. We had hard times to manage during the pandemic. Even our sons could not help us in our needs. I shared my difficulties with Mrs. Ishamma Vimukti leader who is also living in our village and with her own expenses took me to the different offices to claim my pension. We went to the bank, post office, revenue department but in spite of meeting the members in the office they didn’t respond positively for our need. It was painful to see the reactions of the officers. We wanted to know who is mishandling the amount that was due to me. In the process of finding out the person it was the post man who was deliberately denied that the money hasn’t come and has used the money for him since past five months.

“Helping hands always better than praying lips:” Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® A Capuchin Social Intervention through the generous support of Vimukti Charitable Trust group, and Mr. Ashok Steven Lobo organized the program on Distribution of worship articles to St. Clare of Assisi Parish church and to the 14 substations on 20th December 2020 at Vimukti premises. The above mentioned donors generously came forward voluntarily to support and realize this project. The council members of all fourteen substations of the Parish were present for the program. Rev. Fr Sathish Fernandes addressing the gathering said that when the need of things for praise and worship was addressed to the donors, they immediately came forward with large heartedness and assured to support in whatever way they could. A word of praise and appreciation was added by the Vimukti Director for their kind gesture. The place of worship and the prayers are closely connected to humans. Both help an individual to connect oneself to God. Rev. Fr. Thomas the parish Priest highly appreciated the donors for their contribution towards the parish and the substations. There weren’t enough chairs in the parish Church. Substations didn’t have carpets, candle stands, Bible, hymn books, prayer books and they were essential things for worthy praise and worship.

Vimukti Charitable Trust(r) Celebrates Christmas under pandemic’s shadow with 72 underprivileged children:
"Christmas is most truly Christmas when we celebrate it by giving the light of love to those who need it most."
Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal organized the "joy of giving" activity in an Endeavour to make Christmas Day special and reach out to the underprivileged children on 23rd of December 2020, Wednesday. Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone. Christmas is for joy, for giving and sharing, for laughter, for coming together with family and friends, and brightly decorated packages. It was surely a Christmas to remember at Vimukti Pothnal. The essence of Christmas came alive at Vimukti center when the poor children got together and shared the merriment. The delightful celebrations included various activities. Our poor children gelled up as they gave various performances which added up to the joy. The Vimukti center was a festive look and was beautifully decorated. The significance of this festival was told to the children. The children enjoyed to the beats of “Jingle Bells” and wished Merry Christmas to their friends and staff.

Extending our hands to the Sponsor families during COVID-19:
During this period of struggle, we the Vimukti organization extended our concern and solidarity for the poor and neediest around us. As we know, the outbreak of COVID-19 Pandemic has been variously affecting all walks of life. Thousands of people who live from hand to mouth on a daily basis have lost their means of livelihood. Through deprivation of jobs, their future dreams were shattered into pieces. When we sensed the humanitarian emergency, especially the cry of the poor people due to the unpredictable situation, through the kindly generosity of our ensemble agissons members, we straight away plunged into actions, rendering assistance to the needy. Over 70 sponsored children were extremely delighted to receive special Christmas Gifts like each families two chairs, Mats, woolen blankets, plask, steel Tiffin boxes, steel teacup-set and tray and food kit. It is said, “Separations are wounds that no one can heal, but memories are treasures that no one can steal.” It was painful to say good bye to four of our senior sponsor children, but as they go for another stage of experience which is the part of their life. To mark this event we gave them memorable farewell with an excellent program along with sumptuous meal.

International Human Rights Day: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust (r) Pothnal in collaboration with Loyal, Janodaya along with likeminded NGOs from Manvi organized International Human Rights Day, Program at Taluka panchyath premises Manvi. In the keynote address Mr, Arogyappa, Vimukti staff, described about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR), and said that everyone should join hands to prevent violation of human rights. Everyone should take steps to uphold and promote the rights of all human beings. Vimukti Organization Works for “Creating justice to victims of injustice, human rights, freedom, equality, fraternity, peace, harmony, ecological and climate justice, liberation from the ill effects of liberalization; building good families and human communities, preserving cultural and religious traditions. The Resource Person explained that the Indian Constitution guarantees Fundamental Rights to all its citizens like Right to Equality, Right to Freedom, Right against Exploitation, Right to Freedom of Religion, Cultural and Educational Rights and Right to Constitutional Remedies. The Resource Person continued that Human Rights as enshrined in the Indian Constitution are generally defined as the rights which every human being is entitled to enjoy can be found in the Preamble of the Constitution of India. After the session gathered women appealed the authority through the memorandum to give right protection to our children and women in the villages.

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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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