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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

Improve knowledge through reading books: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti children in the villages have given ample of opportunity to read books of various interests especially on freedom fighters, scientists, true leaders of our nation and many motivational and general knowledge books. Thus apart from the school text books they are made aware of the wide knowledge that one must have to cope up and come forward in the society today as they grow up through reading these books. So Vimukti trust has wide range of books in the library that are made available for the children generously. This has improved their knowledge and thirst for reading.

Spreading Mass Awareness on TB through “HEALTH FOR ALL” Campaign: Vimukti Pothnal
VCT with the collaboration of Ensemble Agissons, France organized TB Mass awareness program in the project area. The “Health for all” campaign attempts to support people with TB patients, who have little help navigating the health care system. Most of the times, due to low awareness and support, TB patients have to go through social stigma, misinformation and abuse. The campaign provides basic information about the disease and helps people with contacts of doctors and counselors. VCT Pothnal aims to spread awareness that TB is a treatable, bacterial infection and people should not be made to feel guilty about contracting the disease. Nursing staff along with ANM visited the houses and gave awareness on TB to the families. So far we could reach 328 families, thus many people appreciated regarding this program.

Adult Literacy training Programs and distribution of Educational kits to 3210 learners: Vimukti Pothnal
A person who does not know to read and write faces many challenges in life. They are unable to read sign boards, bus destinations, bank transactions, help children in their education etc. they are often cheated in the market place. The person lives with low self-esteem and becomes incapable to defend or speak up in any forum. Illiteracy is a serious challenge in many rural communities of India, where the average literacy rate is around 65% which is far below the nation average of 74 %( Census2011). The low functional literacy continues to be a great challenge and hinders development in any form. As a strategy, vimukti Pothnal strives to reach the most marginalized communities in society; thus this project has reached some of the most backward and disadvantaged villages of Manvi taluka. More than 91% of those reached are from SC, ST, OBC and minority communities. 20 facilitators in 20 villages were directly involved in steering the project at the grass root level. The project used computer based functional literacy software, a laptop, two speakers, one projector and UPS. Month of November 580 learners appeared for an internal test to assess their learning and learners appeared for the exam conducted by national institute of Open Schooling in collaboration with Saakshar Bahrath Mission. The project area is Urban and Slum area of Manvi town and Education kits like note books, pencils, pens black board color pencils etc were provided to the beneficiaries during the training.

A Word of Heartfelt Gratitude…
Helpings Hands are better than Praying lips

Vimukti Charitable Trust in collaboration with Mr. Ashok & family and F-Fitness First Company Dubai distributed Company T- SHIRT to underprivileged children and Youths of surrounding villages of Pothnal, Raichur, Karnataka. "It is indeed was a special moment to see children were happy to see the gifts as token of love”. Believing in the happiness of all, there are some benevolent people and groups who make sure that everyone has smiles on their faces." It was a small gesture by the generous donors from Dubai, Mr. Ashok & family to express that they care for unprivileged kids too, Fr. Sathish Fernandes, Vimukti Charitable Trust Director Fr. Sathish Fernandes parents also appreciated the initiative taken by Mr. Ashok and family to inculcate the habit of sharing and giving. We are very grateful to you the generous donors who have helped these poor children through your contribution. May God bless your generosity in hundredfold, children and parents gathered to express their deep gratitude to our beloved donors and F-Fitness First Company benefactors. Let us continue this partnership in ‘reaching the unreached’ for those who are hardly visible in the mainstream. VIMUKTI Trust will always remain indebted and appreciate the efforts taken to make difference in the lives of poor marginalized children of this locality.

Summer Camp: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal in collaboration with Hosa Belaku Israel organized summer camp on 25th November 2019. “You are the light of the world” is the teaching of Jesus. In order to brighten the lives of the children in the villages we sowed the seed of brightness by arranging a summer camp for all the children in the villages irrespective of caste and creed. We tried our best to teach them how to fish rather than giving them fish.

Distribution of Educational Material to Poor Students: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal in collaboration with Vimukti Charitable Trust Group Israel organised program on distribution of Educational materials to the poor children in the villages of Manvi Taluka. Many students in our service area are dropping out of school before graduation, since their parents cannot to afford to provide uniform, text books, school bag and such other items. Their parents are mainly working as day labourers, work as auto drivers, rickshaw pullers, vegetable vendors, or domestic help. Some of their parents have migrated to big cities in search of jobs. We motivate their parents through counselling sessions to send their children to school. VIMUKTI has been providing educational material to these poor children who attend Government Schools. We provide educational material consisting of text books, notebooks, geometry box, pencils, pens, and school uniforms, clothes, shoes, school bag, lunch box. We select the candidates by personal visits to their homes to assess the family background. We also take inputs from the school head masters to select the students who are doing well in studies. So far we have provided such support to about 10,845 students studying in classes from 5th to 10th standard. There is pressing need to help more poor and needy students for continuing their education you can donate for educational material for these deserving children, and thereby ensure that they do not drop out of school.

Child Sexual abuse awareness program: Vimukti Pothnal:
CHILDINE Collab, VIMUKTI Raichur, organized Child Sexual abuse awareness programme at Govt. Higher Primary School Raichur Taluka collaboration with government high school Zairabad. Mr. Sudharshan coordinator, Childline, in the key note address spoke about Child Rights and responsibility of children. Mr. Mukanna, team staff CHILDLINE, Raichur, addressed the gathering and briefed about the objectives and purpose of the open house programme. The Police Sub Inspector exhorted the children to stay away from evil elements in the society. Child protection has three important pillars on which it rests. Prevention, intervention and Rehabilitation, especially in the case of child abuse, we believe that prevention is the most important pillar because if a case reaches the intervention stage where abuse has already happened, the damage caused to the child is immense and as all of us believe “prevention is better that cure”. Children shared about the various issues and the authorities present suggested possible solutions to them. Various child right issues and other difficulties faced in the school were discussed before the concerned authority and sort the clarifications. Nearly 285 children attended the program.

Forming young minds for an enlightened future… Vimukti Pothnal
VIMUKTI organized summer camp to all our club and parliament children of our villages. The main intention of this program was to get numerous opportunities to the children to grow and learn new things. Various sessions on life skills, awareness on health and hygiene, training on good manners, information on moral values, child rights, and leadership and other activities like ice breaking sessions, outdoor games, etc were part of the summer camp. More than half of the inhabitants of the rapidly growing cities and the rural villages consist of children. In most situations they are deprived of support, guidance and education. Our focus was on the most vulnerable group, that is, children who fall into the problematic categories such as child laborers, street children, school dropouts, orphans, and children living in risky conditions, children and youth from dysfunctional families and disadvantaged communities, children affected/infected by HIV/AIDS and children in conflict with the law.

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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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