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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



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Join your hands with Vimukti Charitable Trust® A Social Action Initiatives of Capuchins …
We Rise by lifting others.
A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. This little child is on a verge of loosing her both kidneys, in spite of all difficulties wants to study. Your kind help would mean a great blessing to this child. Let us pray for her and contribute in whatever way we can. God bless us all.


State level Children’s Parliament will help highlight problems facing them: Vimukti Pothnal
State level children parliament was organized by Child Right Trust at Indian Social institute Bangalore. Children representatives from all over Karnataka, each district two children representatives came with their problems faced in their respective district. two days training was organized and listed out all the problems from each district. From Raichur district Vishwa vikas and kerthana 8th std, actively participated and raise the problems and difficulties faced by Raichur children, such as child marriages, child labour, dropout, child trafficking, missing cases, sexual abuse and using children for illegal activities etc. these are very predominant as a result many children are succumbed to these evil practices and losing their childhood and not able do justice to their voices. The children’s parliament programme will help them to raise their voices against injustice done to them and get relief. Referring to the Census conducted in 2011, that a total of 47 crore children had been identified in the 10-18 age group. But the shocking fact is that the ratio of children suffering from malnutrition and anemia is very high in Raichur. Therefore, children raised their voices before elected representatives and demanded to sort out issues very quickly and to find solutions and also get punishment to perpetrators as per child protection laws concern.

Legal awareness key step towards Women empowerment: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal in collaboration with Enemble agissons France organized legal awareness program on 22nd of November, 2022 at vimukti premises. The aim of the program is to spread legal awareness among SHG members and participants learned about the Indian legal system, concept of basic rights and equality under law, family and property law, as domestic violence act, and sexual harassment ant workplace (Prevention, Prohibition and Redressal) Act etc. the resource person kept the sessions active and interactive and expressed her views saying women in our country are viewed through patriarchal eyes. Even in today’s day and age several households see women who remain silent and marginalized, giving the men an upper hand and greater role in decision- making. It is vital that women stand up for themselves, and in order to do so, information plays a great role as it can make them aware of their rights. The fact is that that women’s lack of awareness of their rights is what hinders them from speaking up for themselves and their right to equal opportunity. It is widely acknowledged that elimination violence and discrimination against women necessitates well-planned legal awareness programmes that emphasis and empower women by giving them with knowledge about constitutional safeguards created expressly from them. The dignitaries including chief Guest, Mrs. Bernadette Ensemble agissons member France, Mrs. Gireja resource person, Mrs. Shilpa Staff nurse, Fr. Sathish Fernandes, VCT director, Eshamma, Mrs. Jecintha, Uma devi etc, were on the dais. Mr. Arogyappa welcomed and thanked each one for gracing the event.

Rev. Fr. Sathish Fernandes OFM Cap Received MAHANTHSREE STATE AWARD -2020
Fr. Sathish Fernandes, a Capuchin Priest at the heart of Jesus, has been hailed for his love towards poor and the downtrodden. He has been instrumental in proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ, not only in words, but also in deeds of charity. He has been a true companion to the most disadvantaged and marginalized people, irrespective of case, creed and religion. His crusade to fight for the rights of the poor and defenceless, is a true paradigm of a Good Shepherd, leading the flock in spite of the dangers and difficulties. His dream to transform the society as a better world to live, have been slowly realising. Fr. Sathish Fernandes, has been dedicating his entire life for the social work in order to bring smiles to the less privileged children of the society. For the past fourteen years he has been actively involved in the district of Raichur, Karnataka to empower the less privilege children. Acknowledging his benevolent works and zealous involvement in the sector of child rights, education, care of the poor orphan, semi-orphan, HIV/AIDS and disabled etc. he has been conferred with several prestigious State Awards. On 20th of November, 2022, he has received Mahanthsree state award-2022 given by Mathoshree Mahantamma Shivabasappa Gonal Foundation at Siddaram Jambldini auditorium Raichur, Karnataka. We the Vimukti Staff congratulate Fr. Sathish Fernandes and wish him all the best to inspire others to join their hands to make this world a better and safer place for children and youth. The dignitaries and Mathoshree Mahantamma Shivabasappa Gonal Foundation organizers from the state applauded the efforts and services of VIMUKTI. The event was witnessed by over thousand invitees.

Doorstep Medical Services: Vimukti Pothnal
The statement that “health is wealth “is a very true to its meaning, as one cannot do anything if he or she does not have good health. So, it is very important that each person must know the causes, effects and remedies related to their individuals’ health issues. One person’s carelessness or ignorance of good health care can affect other people living with him or around him. For the past many years, Doorstep healthcare services has been provided by Vimukti Staff Nurse to the sponsored children families, physically disabled, Pregnant women and postnatal mothers and economically disadvantaged patients who live in the villages without discrimination of caste and religion. Pregnant women and postnatal mothers and children were motivated to go for a regular checkup during pregnancy, they were given awareness on nutrition, special care and nutrition for infants, cleanliness, exercises, sanitation, hygienic, health issues, immunization, Routine check-ups, and tests etc. VCTs main aim is to educate them and provide them with knowledge to live more hygienically so that they too can lead a healthy life and prevent themselves and their families from any health issues. Apart from our regular action plan we also took initiatives for the welfare of the workers and community by conducting need-based camps. We made them aware about how to prevent the spread of infectious diseases through conducting free health screening.

Sponsor’s Day Program: Vimukti Pothnal
The Vimukti Charitable Trust® with the collaboration of Ensemble Agissons France had organized sponsor day program at Pothnal on 13th November, 2022. Nearly 70 sponsored children along with their parents (80) participated in the program. This day was filled with full of entertainment. Mr. Arogyappa Vimukti Staff welcomed the guests on the dais. Sponsored children honored the guests with the garlands. The program commenced with the prayer dance lead by Mallamma and group. On this special occasion variety of dances were performed on the stage. Mr. Daniel and Mrs. Bernadette Enemble Agissons president and member were very happy to see all the 70 sponsored children along with their parents on that day. Fr. Sathish Fernandes Director, Vimukti in his speech exhorted all the sponsored children saying that every child should learn to give value for time and money the sponsors spend on each child and always remain thankful to their sponsors, who are selflessly trying to give better education. The main aim of the sponsorship program is links sponsors to children at pothnal to provide direct assistance for education and health. The educational sponsorship program provides financial support to academically bright children from low-income families who would otherwise be forced to drop out of school due to economic constraints. Today is the right time to remember all the sponsors and donors to thank them for all their whole hearted support and encouragement. Further he encouraged the sponsored children to increase their participation in Vimukti programmes. Nearly 156 children and parents participated and benefited from this program.

Empowerment of Women Through Legal Awareness: Vimukti Pothnal
A community-based training on Women’s rights and legal awareness was organized at Vimukti Premises on 02.11.2022. nearly 145 women participated in this training program. The main objectives of this training program are to seek justice for women, safeguard their rights, and promote women’s empowerment. To impart practical knowledge about the basic legal rights and remedies provided under various women related laws, thereby making them fit to face the challenges in real life situations. To make the women aware of the various machineries/organs of the justice delivery system available for redressal of their problems/ grievances. The procedure of approaching and utilizing various channels available for the redressal of grievances. i.e., the Police, the Executive and the Judiciary and role of courts in achieving gender equality, most importantly the concept of public interest litigation. The training facilitator emphasised the women about their rights as provided under the various laws including the Indian Penal code 1860, the Dowry Prohibition Act, 1961, the prevention of Domestic Violence to Women act, 2005 etc. the meaning of law, various social security legislations, free legal aid to the poor, Indian Evidence act, various modes of disputes settlement mechanisms etc, Lok Adalats, family Courts, Mahila courts, crime Against women Cells, State commissions etc. were explain in length. In the after-noon sessions there was discussion on its possible solutions like education for all and making every woman empowered. Due to illiteracy, poverty, lack of publicity on the laws and other reasons, many women are unaware of the laws and the importance of the constitution, and how to act within the law, how to knock on the door of the courts and how to deal with injustices legally were explained. The women participated in the session actively were thanked and sessions were winded up with vote of thanks.

Vimukti reaches on time to help the dumb child…
The heartbreaking life exper
ience of Gauramma aged 16 and her determination surely challenges our humanity. She lost her father and mother when she was three years old. After the death of her parents, she was brought up by her brother-in-law’s family. But that is not the end of her life’s story, they found out later that she was deaf and dumb too. Gauramma’s unexpressed great desire to live her life opened the way to pursue her education at Dasanahalli village school situated at Gangavathi. Being an orphan child, she was helpless too. When she was tested for the possibility of ear hearing aid assistance, teacher also told her about the government scheme. In her helpless situation she remembered the Vimukti staff Mrs. Shilpa and sought her help. In response to the child’s request, she called the child help line requesting the ear hearing aid for Gauramma. As a result, the coordinator of the Child Helpline and the Director of the Vimukti distributed the ear hearing aid to Gauramma. Thanks to the Vimukti Child help line for the immediate help and support.

Raichur District children’s Parliament raises children’s concerns around education and their future. Vimukti Raichur
The Children’s Parliament caters for children below age of 18 years, and Children’s Parliament gives a chance to speak for the children, by the children and of the children. It serves as a platform for the children to develop leadership skills, team spirit, analytical skills and maturity. This is none other than an organization/movement for children. Today there are efforts all over the world to help children to be in charge as children are the best agents of the much- sought social change. Children refuse to be any more just objects to be looked at. They are beginning to participate in various social and political decision-making forum. They believe that they can do this better than the elders without any inhibitions or slash expectations. They are not anymore just to be governed, but also to govern. They have realized their rights to participate in governing. Now Children parliament comes to their rescue which is a Children's movement with deliberations, interventions and actions. On 19th of October, 2022 Vimukti in collaboration with CRT Bangalore organized program on bringing all talukas representatives of children on one platform at Raichur to raise their voice against injustice done to them. Children’s parliament will help highlight the problems faced by them in their respective schools and villages. Children’s parliament programme has been introduced to help children list out their problems of a particular constituency and make the respective elected representatives take them up in legislature sessions and get relief.


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Let us march forward to awaken the humanity to restore the worth of human dignity: Vimukti Pothnal
The Vimukti Charitable Trust ® requesting to help a disabled parent’s family from sindanuru, Raichur District with four kids who are in a dire need of the financial support both for the daily sustenance and to have a decent house to live in. Their disability has deprived them to have hardly one meal for the day. Will you be a help to this needy family? You may not have plenty but give from your little available resources. Even the one or two rupees that you contribute to this family is worth. Therefore march forward to awaken the humanity to restore the worth of human dignity. Inspire others by sharing it. Contact: 9448335778. May God Bless you all!

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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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