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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



Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal launches awareness drive in Manvi Taluka on COVID-19
Vimukti Charitable Trust®, Pothnal has been giving mass awareness on the crucial aspects of the COVID-19 menace as the country records coronavirus cases and deaths. Coronavirus are a large family of Viruses that causes illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases, like affect the respiratory system or kidneys. Across several states, the numbers have been significantly increasing with each passing day. Vimukti has been empowering the citizens with the right information and to take necessary precautions as per the advisories given by the state, Karnataka; Therefore, Vimukti is spreading the massage of “stay home save your family, aviod public transport, keep safe distance, hand wash more frequently, avoid gathering & crowds, avoid touching face, etc, people should take precautions and Vaccination. Vimukti has been making this public mass awareness more informative and educative to the children as well as for the public.

Training on empowering and Protecting Adolescent Girls in Manvi taluka: Vimukti pothnal
Adolescents in villages being a neglected lot with regard to human growth and development, an awareness programmes were conducted so as to make them know the adverse effects of early marriage and improper knowledge of physical and sexual development. Topics like physical and psychological changes during puberty, maintaining physical and mental hygiene during adolescent stage, having the right sex education etc. were dealt with. 320 students gained knowledge on various issues.

Legal awareness on women rights:Vimukti pothnal
Vimukti Charitable trust® organized training on Women and legal rights and celebrated International Women’s Day at VCT center Pothnal on 14th of March, 2021. Mrs. Jacintha Vimukti staff in her key note address said there are several laws in India that give women the authority to fight against abuse, discrimination, violence, harassment, indignities, etc. Being aware of them is the first step towards fighting against any injustice. Fr. Sathish Fernandes VCT Director said, international Women’s Day is an occasion to recall the struggles of women around the world to gain equality and rights. In order to live with dignity certain basic rights and freedoms are necessary, which all Human beings are entitled to these basic rights are called Human Rights. Human rights demanded recognition and respect for the inherent dignity to ensure that everyone is protected against abuses which undermine their dignity, and give the opportunities they need to realize their full potential, free from discrimination. Human rights belong to everyone, everywhere, regardless of nationality, sexuality, gender, race, religion or age.

Sports activities to the youth: Vimukti pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust organized sports competition to the unorganized youth of Pothnal in its premises. Fr Sathish Fernandes the Director addressing the sports event said that sports help the young to cope up with the daily stress and keep them mentally as well as physically fit. So, there is a need of sports and entertainment for everyone for better growth. Everyone is busy in the world doing so many things but often fail to have real time for such things in life. Volleyball and cricket, other lacky games were conducted on this occasion. Along with these games other spot games were also conducted like those having highest visiting cards, having highest keys, girls having longest hair and so on. All the youth participated enthusiastically in all the games. At the end of the day prize distribution ceremony was conducted and those who won in the various games were given prizes by the brothers of the resident. For about 145 youth participated and benefited from this program.

Training on Income generating activities in three units: Vimukti pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal in collaboration with Province of Emilia-Romagna, Italy, organized training on income generating to all the poor women of the project area. Mrs. Jacinta the vimukti staff briefed on the importance of self-help group and functioning and the aim of it. With their small savings, the women are meeting their daily requirements, or meeting expenses related to illness, marriages, or financing their small ventures. twenty-five SHGs each have been organized into Clusters (total number of clusters is 25) and all the 10 clusters. For earning an income of their own, SHGs have been imparted training in garland making milk product and goat farming. A few SHGs have started their business, which has been linked up with the local market. Apart from this, the groups have also been imparted training in child rights, women rights, rights and duties of panchayats, welfare schemes of the government, etc. There were about 22-unit representatives present for the day’s seminar program. Mrs. Ishamma, Mrs. Mariamma were also present for the seminar. Mr. Arogyappa anchored the entire program. Poor Women were motivated to do self-employment to become financially stable and to fulfill the need of their family members as well as to provide better education to their children. Nearly 196 women benefited from this program.

Mercy Kit Distributed to 200 poor families at St. Clare of Assisi Church Pothnal:
“Great Satisfaction comes from sharing with others”
Vimukti Charitable Trust® in collaboration with Divine Mercy Retreat Centre of St. Anne's Friary under the leadership of Rev. Fr. Paul Melwyn guardian launched 'Mercy Walk', 'Karuneya Nadige', 'Kakultichim Pavlam.’ To make it concrete, the guardian introduced to people the concept of 'Mercy Kit', preparing a kit which contains essential groceries worth Rs 1,000-It was distributed to the 200 very poor families at St. Clare of Assisi Church Pothnal. We the St. Clare of Assisi Parish people are very grateful to all the Divine Mercy core committee, OFS Members and members of St. Padre Pio group and Vimukti Charitable Trust group Israel for your timely and generous support and help towards these poor families. May God bless your generosity in hundredfold, families gathered to express their deep gratitude to you and your families.

Blood donation camp organized by Vimukti Pothnal:
“Your blood donation can give a precious smile to someone’s face.” To realize the need of the hour and serve the purpose of the people is the greatest wonder and the achievement of human being. As the age old saying goes ‘Health is wealth’. The Vimukti Charitable Trust (VCT) had been catering to the manifold plans, undertaking projects for the welfare and the upliftment of the people in this region. ‘Health’ has been the core issue, and the focus to attend to this issue is the prime need during COVID-19 pandemic. Therefore, Vimukti Pothnal organized Blood Donation camp in Collaboration with Taluka Health department, family welfare society and RIIMS Blood Bank unit Riachur on 4th April 2021 at Vimukti premises Pothnal. Dr. Rajendra explained the benefits of the blood donation. Every healthy person can donate blood once in a six month. It increases immune system of the body. It can keep one away from cancer and other deadly diseases. Blood pressure and cholesterol can be maintained due to this practice. Taluka health department administrator addressing the gathering requested everyone to eradicate the virus spread by mutual cooperation and service. Blood donation can save the COVID-19 patients.

Dr. Rev. Fr. Sathish Fernanades OFM. Cap Received State award- makkala Kalyana Raja Prashati -2020-2021 Vimukti Pothnal
Dr. Fr. Sathish Fernandes OFM Cap was honored with “Makkal Kalyana Raja Prashati” state award for his dedicated and valuable service towards the welfare of children at the International Women’s Day Programme held on 10th March 2021 at Princess Golf, Gate No.9, Palace Ground, Bangaluru. The award was given in recognition of the undeterred and relentless work towards children and youth at risk. Hon’ble Chief Minister Sri B.S. Yediyurappa Karnataka inaugurated the function and exhibition stalls. Mrs. Shashikala Annasaheb Jolle, Hon'ble Minister for Department of Women and Child Department Karnataka honored the state award- makkala Kalyana Raja Prashati- 2020-2021 along with certificate. The dignitaries and organizers from the state applauded the efforts and services of VIMUKTI on the occasion.

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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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