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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.



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Completion report of Convergence
 Workshop for Strengthening of
Child Protection System


Free distribution of Educational kits to 120 economically poor children : Vimukti Pothnal
“A smile happens in a flash, but its memory can last for a lifetime.
Vimukti Charitable Trust Pothnal takes initiative every year to help economically poor semi orphan, deserving children and encouraged them not to dropout from the school by distributing free note books, pencils, pen and other materials to the 21 surrounding village of Manvi Taluka. The aim is to BRING SMILES to these little children as they take their next leap in learning. We all have experienced the joy of having a new school bag, books, pencils and crayons on first day of school. With the 'School Kit' program we hope to create that 'moment of smile' for the underprivileged children in the society.
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People should join hands to end the CHILD LABOUR: Vimukti Pothnal
Child is meant to Learn, Not to Earn. STOP CHILD LABOUR: Hundreds of millions of girls and boys throughout the world are engaged in work that deprives them of adequate education, health, leisure and basic freedoms, violating their rights. Of these children, more than half are exposed to the worst forms of child labour such as work in hazardous environments, slavery, or other forms of forced labour, illicit activities such as drug trafficking and prostitution, as well as involvement in armed conflict. Each year on 12 June, this World Day calls everyone from around the world, together with governments, employers, workers’ organizations and advocates for justice to highlight the plight of child labourers and what needs to be done to help them.
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Adult Literacy training Programs and distribution of Educational kits to 2820 learners: Vimukti Pothnal
“Literacy is a bridge from misery to hope,” says Kofi Annan, adding to him, it’s a basic human right, the road to human progress and the means through which every man, and woman and child can realize his or her full potential. That is what the ALP stands out make the learners specially the women aware of their right to education. The ALP is not directed just learning reading and writing letters but putting them down to act to not to get enslaved to malpractices of the society. So ALP at Urban and Slum area at Manvi town has tried to reach its learners and helped them to bring out their potentiality in learning. This program has launched in collaboration with Zella Lok shishana Samithi, Zella Nagara Shishana Samithi Raichur and Vimukti on 10th June 2019. Intensive training program was organized for 45 ALP animators and they have to reach 2850 ALP learners within one year.
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Rally held to create awareness against tobacco consumption: Vimukti Pothnal
“put it out before it puts you out”.
The true and beautiful saying goes like this “Unless we destroy the seed of evil, it will destroy us”. To destroy the seed of evil is hard but not impossible. One must put his heart and soul to destroy this evil seed that ruins oneself and the other. Taking necessary steps and guidance of right people, the addicted can give an end to it. Keeping this thought in mind VCT organized awareness rally against the use of tobacco on 31st world No Tobacco Day at Sunkanoor village,Manvi Taluka. The students voiced loudly against this evil malady by holding placards and banners about the harmful and evil effects on health of Tobacco, drugs alcohol, and so on. It was an urgent appeal from the part of students to all to take effective measures against these evil consumptions. The rally included a well-timed FLASH MOB, performed creatively before the gathered crowd so that they become aware by grasping the meaning of Tobacco termination and its importance.
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Training ‘skills-for-success’: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® - tailoring center had achieved a remarkable progress in training and placing many deserving girls/ women over the past years. The overarching goal of VCT is to reach out to the youngsters who are school dropouts and unemployed by imparting training that can ensure a sustainable livelihood opportunity. While working with women in the villages, the staff of the organization noticed that large number of girls dropped out of schools, especially after class VII (at the age 13-14). Long distance from the village to the high school and lack of public transport and discrimination against girls in education were found to be the main reasons for large number of girls being dropped out.The overall objective of the training is to transform the school dropout girls into catalyst of social transformation by building their capacities for leadership and equipping them with vocational skills. 83 dropout girls benefited from this training.
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JPIC National Conference of Capuchins in India-2019: Vimukti Pothnal
Theme: Celebrating the 800th Anniversary of St. Francis of Assisi meeting the Sultan Al-Malik Al- kamil(1219-2019)
The CCMSI-JPIC national team gathered in Kannur, Kerala on 20th and 21st May, 2019 under the leadership of Br. John Baptist, the Capuchin Definitor General and Br. Ben Ayodi, the JPIC International Secretary. Capuchin National action plan on peace building was set up against the growing Religious Fundamentalism in response to the M. Gandhi 150 and Francis 800 anniversary. To carry out this forward, a National core group was set up JPIC team will work with a core group of four friars to commemorate this year, the event of Francis 800 and Gandhi 150. This meeting was organized by Br. Arun Lobo the JPIC Secretary for India.
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“International Child Helpline Day”:Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust, Pothnal organized International Child Helpline Day at Vimukti Central on 17 May 2019. The Day has been declared as such by Child Helpline International to celebrate the work of CHILDLINE all over the world and observed the day by raising awareness about 1098 and drawing attention to the vital role of a helpline for every child. The CHILDLINE coordinator Raichur stressed the importance of Child Helpline No- 1098 and urged the participants to use the toll free helpline whenever they come across crimes and exploitation against children. “Children deserve to be heard. The care and protection of children is everyone’s responsibility”, Further he explained the importance of helplines and the mechanism behind the helpline system. Rev. Fr. Sathish Fernandes VCT Director said that everyone should join hands for the cause of children in need and refer them to CHILDINE 1098. This toll free No. 1098 plays important role and reaches out to children who are in vulnerable situations.
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Orientation Training on income generation activities : Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal in collaboration with Capuchin Province of Emilia- Romagna Bologna organized training on income generating to all the poor women of the project area. Women participation and empowerment are fundamental women’s rights to enable them to have control over their lives and put forth influence in society. We need to empower them socially, equip them with a range of skills and knowledge to enable them to build confidence, develop a sense of self-worth, a belief in one’s ability to secure desired changes and the right to control one’s life. VIMUKTI believes in helping to provide women from rural villages with sustainable livelihood option by developing skills that benefit them in their rural setting as absence of requisite skills results in increased migration and socio-economic challenges.
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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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