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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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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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Vimukti vocational Training Centers: Vimukti Pothnal
“Do not give fish but teach them to catch fish” is the motto behind Vimukti vocational training Centers. In this regard, we stand with the real needy youths to make them earn and support their families now or later. One such kind of opening is our tailoring projects and these tailoring centers give training to downtrodden students, the ones under the line of poverty in tailoring training at economical cost. Thus, Vimukti organised tailoring, cutting and dress making course nearly 25 students are getting trained and benefiting from this program.

Door to Door Dr. Ambedkar Abhiyana: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal organized Door to Door Abhiyana on the occasion of Dr. Ambedkar’s 131st birth anniversary on 23rd April 2022. This abhiyana was being undertaken for reaching out to children, youths, women and men, in spreading awareness on Dr. Ambedkar and his prominent role in building up the nation as a great architect of the Indian Constitution. On this occasion Fr. Sathish Fernandes vimukti director said, "An economist and advocate of human rights and women empowerment, Dr Ambedkar is considered as a leading nation builder of our country. He contributed in promoting harmony and tried to eradicate the evils of the caste system. A true believer in the rule of law, Dr Ambedkar constantly worked for the rights of poor and backward classes. We should take inspiration from the life of this great son of India. A true homage to Dr. Ambedkar would be to develop our country on the principles of ‘Social and Economic Justice’ and ‘Equality of Status and opportunity’". On this occasion well- known speaker were called and input sessions were organized to motivate people to imbibe his spirit in safeguarding once own rights in building up the nation.

Free health check-up and medical outreach camp organized on Dr. B.R Ambedkar Jayanthi, more than 55 people benefited from this camp: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti pothnal celebrated the 131st birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Jayanti on 14th Thursday, April 2022 at Mudamaguddi Village, Manvi taluka, Raichur Dist. On this occasion, a free health check-up camp was organised, in which more than 55 people took part and benefited from this health camp. Addressing the gathering Mrs. Jecintha said the health issues in our rural areas as one of the biggest problems, where poor women and children are deprived of the basic health facilities in the villages. Timely health check-ups, taking care of the once health, keeping clean environment, drinking pure water and eating nutritious food will help us to become healthy persons. Mr. Charli GP member in his addressing note expressed, as we celebrate 131st birth anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar Jayanti said, Dr. B.R Ambedkar was an economist, Politician, and great social reformer who fought for the rights of the Dalit community who were considered as untouchables back in those days (they are still considered untouchables in certain parts of the Country till today). He is also a Principal architect of the Constitution of India. advocated for Women’s rights and labour’s rights and also contributed to construct the entire concept of Republic of India. Gathered women and children benefited from the health check-up and free medicines for headache, cough, fever, body pain, antibiotic ointments and first aid medicines and nutrition food to the children and pregnant women were distributed freely. Nearly 55 beneficiaries benefited from this medical outreach camp.

It’s never too late to have a happy childhood: Vimukti Pothnal
In all this world there is nothing so beautiful as a happy child. Let us sacrifice our today so that our children can have a better tomorrow. It is well said “don’t educate your children to be rich. Educate them to be HAPPY. So, when they grow up, they will know the values of things, not the price”.

Vimukti Pothnal Celebrated Ugadi -festival with migrant families:
Vimukti Pothnal organized the "joy of giving" activity in an Endeavour to make Ugadi festival special and reached out to the migrated families at pothnal on 2rd of April 2022, Saturday. Ugadi festival makes us to join with our brethren in doing a little something extra for someone. It is joy, for giving and sharing, for laughter, for coming together with less privileged families and children. Ugadi is celebrated as a festival of prosperity. Along with the onset of the year, it signifies the vibrancy of nature and the springs. It is also a day of prayer, as Hindu brethren pray for success in the new year. All the Vimukti staff, participated in the Ugadi celebrations. All in all, the Ugadi celebrations at vimukti along with migrant families set the tone for the coming New Year, a year that promises to be full of smiling faces, unity and self-reliance. On this occasion children had sumptuous meal and health checkup program was organized. Nearly 65 stakeholders participated in the program.

Role of Vimukti Children’s Club in safeguarding of children from School dropout and fun-based educational outreach: Vimukti Pothnal
VIMUKTI children Club is a local forum of the village children, where they come together to learn, share and plan their schooling or skills. Every child in the areas is invited to come along and take part in educational and recreational activities that are completely free. They are supervised by the volunteer leader who has been trained by VIMUKTI. The children clubs bolster the young children and encourage their development all with the goal of improving their well-being. in all Vimukti targeted village child clubs are formed depending on the number of children. The clubs are conducted once in a week or as per the decisions of the children. The children are given various trainings and motivational sessions about their rights, life, health and education. The children may go to different schools but in the clubs, they come together and share their experience. They develop their personality, gain leadership skills and improve decision making skills. Through a combination of games, songs, theatre workshops and reading traditional tales, the children have great time whilst learning and applying lessons that are useful in daily life, gradually growing in their roles as future citizens. 572 children are benefiting from these clubs.

Formation of Adolescent Girls Clubs: Vimukti Pothnal
Adolescence is a crucial phase in the life of woman. This stage is intermediary between childhood and womanhood and it is the most eventful phase for mental, emotional and psychological well-being. The life-cycle approach for holistic child development remains unaddressed if adolescent girls are excluded from the developmental programmes aimed at human resource development. Keeping these thoughts in mind Vimukti Pothnal has formed adolescent girls’ clubs in various targeted Schools of Manvi taluka and their main objective is to educate and guide the adolescent girls to understand and accept their physical maturity and emotional changes they undergo. They also need to take good care of themselves during this period avoiding all kinds of fear and superstitious beliefs, prevalent in the villages. They must know their rights to save themselves from child labour, child marriage, child trafficking, school dropout, etc. Nearly 650 girls, who profited from the programme expressed that they were ignorant about these things and were happy to be the members of this Adolescent girls’ clubs.

Birth Day celebration of Fr. Sathish Fernandes Vimukti Pothnal:
A day to be remembered, a day to be shared, a day to be celebrated and moreover a day to be lived at every moment was enhanced, strengthened and nourished on 25th of March, 2022. Vimukti 28 staff came together celebrated the gift of life of Fr. Sathish Fernandes the Director; and thanked God for the gift life during the Eucharistic celebration being the main celebrant. Fr. Dominic Lobo the guardian preached an inspiring homily and the various works done by Fr. Sathish Fernandes for the people for the orphan, semi orphan poor children in the boarding and asked all present to pray for him. Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life which is a free gift of God. With these sentiments VCT staffs raise their hearts in gratitude for the selfless service rendered by the Director by organizing short program and wished all the best for this future ministry.

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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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