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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



Knowledge indeed transforms the children but the proper environment and the basic facilities in imparting the education enables the children all the more to be the best.
Vimukti Trust® Pothnal is making a difference by prioritizing in support of the children to obtain a decent education with the right environment.

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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.


Vimukti Pothnal Celebrated Easter with migrant families- “the great gift of Easter is HOPE”:
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”- Mahatma Gandhi Vimukti Pothnal organized the "joy of giving" activity in an Endeavour to make Easter celebration special and reached out to the 150 migrate families at pothnal on 8th of April 2023, Saturday. Easter festival makes us join with our brethren in doing little something extra for someone. It is joy, for giving and sharing, for laughter, for coming together with less privileged families and children. Easter is an important time for us to not only reflect on God’s love, but to share His love with those around us through our concrete actions. Vimukti always believes in saying “great opportunities to help others seldom come, but small ones surround us every day,” with this motto vimukti celebrates Easter along with migrant poor families who have traveled from different states in search of jobs and staying in the temporary tents. On this occasion we distributed stationery items, like notebooks, pens, tooth brush, tooth paste, washing soaps, clothes for children etc., encouraging, and motivating parents to send their little children to continue their education. On this occasion children and parents were distributed a sumptuous meal and a health checkup was organized. Nearly 275 stakeholders benefited from this program.

Creating awareness about Health check-up through Health check-ups camps: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Health for all programs ensure that everyone stays healthy. To do that, we organize health checkup camps in remote rural villages. So far hundreds of patients have benefited and the trend does not stop here. We have plans to go the extra mile with these health checkups soon. Our health staff nurse provides consultation and health awareness sessions on various topics. Women and children came to the health checkup with complaints of abdomen pain, cough, headache, fever, skin diseases, etc. the staff nurse advised the patients that such problems were seen due to not paying attention to personal hygiene, and not drinking sufficient water. further she guided the parents and children who came to the camp for check-ups to pay more attention to food and hygiene rather than medicine. Nearly 75 women and children received free health checkups and free medicines.

Vimukti support to Transforming the lives of special challenged children: Vimukti Pothnal
“Disabled children in Manvi Taluka miss out due to lack of support services…”
On 27th March, 2023, Vimukti organized a Counselling and training program to all the specially challenged families at Vimukti premises. Vimukti staff with the support of MRW and VRW members identified differently abled children in the entire Manvi taluka. 60% of children with disabilities do not attend schools for various reasons. Three- fourths of the children with disabilities at the age of five years and one-fourth between 5-19 years do not go to any educational institution. However, only 2% of Children with disability in Manvi Taluk from low- and middle-income families attend school. Children with disabilities have generally poorer health, lower education achievements, fewer economic opportunities, and higher rates of poverty than people without disabilities. This is largely due to the lack of services available to them and the many obstacles they face in their everyday lives. They even do not have medical certificates to ascertain disability, leaving them out of the radar of many government schemes. Keeping these thoughts in mind, lately Vimukti conducted a survey report provides the best available evidence regarding children with disability (physically handicapped, Blind, Deaf, Dumb, lame, leper, crippled etc.,) and what works to overcome barriers to health care, rehabilitation, education, employment, and support services, and to create the environments action for government to help these beneficiaries.

Training on various Government Schemes to Unorganized youths: Vimukti Pothnal
The Vimukti Charitable Trust ® Pothnal also conducted the informative training program for the youths to know and to utilize the available Government Schemes on 17th March, 2023 at Vimukti Premises. The VCT had invited the resource persons were Mr. Charlie and Mr. Jaysheela gave the detailed useful information on government’s 33 departments like SCSP/TSP under scheme on: youths self-employment, land rights, Ganga Kalyana Scheme, Individual Irrigation, Borewell Scheme, how to avail a relief to the scheduled caste victims of atrocities scheme, and various scholarship for the children and lot more information on how to tap the various financial benefits and schemes from the 33 government departments come under the talukas. 70 unorganized youth were able to profit for their life and to help others in return.

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY- “Opportunity to Make a Difference”: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal in collaboration with Devipura women SHG groups came together on 23rd of March 2023 to celebrate International Women’s Day at Devipura village. The day-long event was not only filled with fun, food, and entertainment but also workshops on health, financial literacy, etc. Mrs. Amramma SHG President Chikotnekal ensured that the women not only had a wonderful time but also enriching time with one another during the day. The eminent speaker Mrs. Gagamma Vice president, Mrs. Umadevi Teacher, Mrs. Jyothi Taluka GP member, Manvi, Mrs. Shilpa Staff Nurse vimukti and Mrs. Jecintha Vimukti staff were guests on the dais. After the sumptuous lunch, various lucky games were conducted and all the SHG members actively participated with meaningful messages like: save a girl child, gender equality, save the planet, etc. The day ended with a small surprise gift for all the women who participated in the event. Empowering women as a concept is noble but practical implementation is a challenge. VIMUKTI has accepted this challenge and is working to give women the opportunity to make a difference. Nearly 74 women joined and participated in this program.

International Women’s Day- “Innovation and technology for gender equality -2022” Vimukti Pothnal
The Vimukti Charitable Trust® Celebrated the International Women’s Day on the 8th March 2023. The International Women’s Day, 2023 highlighted the Motto: “Innovation and technology for gender equality”. Mr. Charlie Vimukti coordinator gave a key address saying that ‘women live amidst the four walls called a house and a family. In this 21st century, today women need to grow socially, literally, and politically to make known the capacity of her to the inside and outside world. For a better tomorrow one must work today in instilling the seeds of the equality of gender’. Mrs. Jacintha vimukti staff, advised the women saying equality should begin firstly in our own homes by eliminating the inequality of the gender to build a better society. Women must be very keen on this issue and can be overcome by giving them the social and mental support and apt education will help the women to face tomorrow. Mrs. Eshyamma vimukti staff, in her inaugural speech motivated the women to stand firm in facing their problems. No doubt, the violence is increasing against women because she is considered a weakling. But remember that a woman should not forget that if she wills, she has the greatest strength to protect herself. Therefore, she must strive after giving the girl child education and equality in her own home first. This motivating factor helps her to become a better citizen tomorrow.

Exposure Visit of unorganized youth to National Seed Corporation Limited, Jawalgere farm: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti in collaboration with unorganized youth representatives along with staff visited National Seed Corporation Limited Jawlegere on 19th March, 2023. The overall objective of the exposure visit was to exchange ideas and experience regarding challenges in implementation of agriculture productivity while decreasing production costs and minimizing environmental impacts. Secondly, to see hi-tech farming and the use of improved varieties and farm resources. Thirdly, to know the working of precision farming on the farm and how to use new technology and training on micro-irrigation systems. Mr. Arun Kumar, Asst. Supervisor NSC-CSF Jawalgere explained and demonstrated the various bio-pesticide formulations and explained the complete details in growing organic rice, other products. He introduced high technology tools that are so effective and more accurate, cost- effective and bringing awareness and motivating especially farmers for increasing their income. All the participants visited various organic sites and there were healthy debates and discussions over myths about organic culture and financial benefits. The events also enabled participants to know some of the traditional organic farming methods, such as the formation of vermi-wash/vermicompost, herbal pesticides/insecticides and treatment of seeds and soil management, etc

Vimukti CCFF, VDC and SHG Members demanded concerned health department to provide basic facilities in the Pothnal PHC and sub-Centers: Vimukti Pothnal
On 2nd of March, 2023 a report in the form of Memorandum was submitted to DC, CEO, DHO, and THO. The CCFF, VDC and SHG members in their respective villages monitor the PHC and sub centers for the past few months and come together and discuss, identified the major problems in the PHC and Sub centers at their meetings. They collectively prepared the memorandum stating all the difficulties faced by the public, during the PHC and sub center visits for their health facilities. All the beneficiaries/ public opinion suggestions were listed out clearly in the form of a booklet and submitted to the concerned higher authority and demanded in writing when they will solve these major problems and provide basic facilities for the public without fail. The focus of all the center’s is to improve the health conditions of women and the children.


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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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