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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



Sports Day Organized for the unorganised Youths: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal, organised Sports Day for the 20 pockets unorganised Youth at Vimukti Premises. Fr. Sathish Fernandes Vimukti Director, inaugurated the programme. The Youths were divided as two teams. They participated in a variety of individual and team sports events like, ball and spoon, musical chair, etc. It was a fun-filled day with Youths jumping, shouting, encouraging and supporting their team members. The winners were announced and prizes were distributed. Mr. Jaysheel, Coordinator Vimukti, and Mr. Charlie Udbal, Mr. Arogyappa, Mis. Mamamtha Mrs. Shilpa were present for the event. Hundred one Youth from 20 pockets participated in the event. Mr. Arogyappa youth coordinator welcomed the gathering and proposed the vote of thanks.

Personality Development Training for the Staff: Vimukti pothnal
Personality development training for the staff was organized at vimukti Centre. Around 25 vimukti staff participated in the training programme. Fr. Sathish Fernandes Facilitated the training programme. The objective of the training programme was to bring about personality development with regard to the different behavioral dimensions that have far reaching significance in the direction of organizational effectiveness.

HEALTH FOR ALL: Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal
It is an important aspect of human development. It includes in a wider holistic sense, all aspects of human needs such as physical, mental, spiritual, social and intrapersonal relationships. Keeping in mind these objectives, the VCT Health for all project, cater to the well-being of the human persons and are proud to say that they have stepped up the stairs but still long way to go. It serves the socially and economically poor and marginalised people irrespective of their caste, class and creed. Among them, we specifically target the most vulnerable like children, pregnant women, neonatal and postnatal mothers, HIV/AIDS patients, daily-labourers, persons with severe disabilities and the aged, who cannot visit a clinic/hospital to receive medical care, either because they are too poor to afford hospital costs or because they belong to certain backward classes. Our intent, therefore, is to take medical facilities to their doorsteps. The recent Covid-19 pandemic has only rendered the situation much worse. VCT health program caters many people around have seen and experienced a ray of hope in their lives after regaining their health.

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Inauguration of Tailoring and training Center at Vimukti Centre Pothnal:
A tailoring unit, which aims to provide livelihood opportunities for Bhuvaneshwari SHG women who have suffered economic losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, was inaugurated in Vimukti center premises at Pothnal. The unit will be run by SHG women from Pothnal. Vimukti organization facilitated the setting up of the unit with five tailoring machines. Fr. Sathish Fernandes Vimukti Director, said the pandemic had left many poor women from underprivileged families in deep financial crisis. “With the help of Ensemble Agissons sponsors, the Vimukti supplied essential commodities to those who reached out to us during the lockdown. But it was felt that they needed a regular source of income. So, the unit was started”, he said. Initially seven women are employed five as tailors and two others for other work- at the unit. The objective of the Vimukti organization is women must turn their steps towards the self-employment to help themselves and their families to make financially stable. This Center first of all provides the training program to make them expertise in stitching the new clothes with different designs, to prepare the bags and paper covers. It also will train them to stitch or alter the old clothes.

It’s a Christmas- a spirit of sharing and caring-Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal
The joy of Christmas was at its zenith when all the Sponsored children’s families from the 16 remote villages gathered at the Vimukti premises on 23rd December 2021 for the Christmas program. Quoting Saint Mother Teresa’s words of wisdom, “Not all of us can do great things. But we can do small things with great love. It’s not how much we give but how much love we put into giving. At the end of life, we will not be judged by how many diplomas we have received, how much money we have made, or how many great things we have done. We will be judged by “I was hungry, and you gave me something to eat, I was naked and you clothed me. I was homeless, and you took me in. Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” ― and for that matter following in the footsteps of Mother Teresa, the Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal, did the right thing of “Giving and Sharing” during the Christmas Season by distributing Christmas Gifts to all the sponsored children. Over 61 sponsored children were extremely delighted to receive special Christmas Gifts from Ensemble Agissons, France to each family like Dosa tawa non-stick, Idli pot, hot case set of 3, Stainless Steel Storage Kitchen Set Box etc., brought smiles on the faces of the families.

Sports and Games for the Unorganized youths: Vimukti Pothnal
Participation in sports and games keeps every human person fit and healthy. Promotion of game spirit is more essential than win or lose. Everyone cannot win the game. One has to win and the other has to lose. Taking win or lose in an equal manner and playing in good spirit will help us to stand united in all situations and work as one team. In order to promote such sports spirit among the youth of unorganized sector, Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal organized Sprots and games in its premises on 11th of December 2021. Altogether 140 youth participated in these sports and games out of them 65 were men and 75 were women. Men and women were divided into separate groups. Filling the water in the bottles, blowing the balloons and placing the Bindhi on the forehead were the games for the women and for men, tug of war, musical chair and blasting the balloons with the leg. The winners were awarded with prizes.

International Human Rights Day: Vimukti Pothnal
“To deny people their human rights are to challenge their very humanity itself”- Nelson Mandela
Vimukti charitable Trust®, Pothnal celebrated international Human Rights Day on 11-12-2021 in its premises. Mr. Charlie in his preliminary speech said that attainment of human rights is our very birth right. Every human being needs human rights to live in equality. Therefore, our constitution has given prominent place for the human rights. Fr. Satish Fernandez, the director who was the chief guest of the program highlighted that every person has his own needs and desires. In the present scenario issues regarding caste system, food system, equality etc., are discussed everywhere which is very sad in itself. He emphasized that the foundation of our life is laid on the human rights that is provided in the constitution of our country. Fr. Edwin Dsouza, Treasurer, Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra®, Ujire in his presidential address commented that we are leading a lifestyle wherein we have forgotten our basic human rights. Human rights provide us freedom, equality, self-esteem, progress etc., we need to understand this and live by it. Living a life of self-respect without violating the rights of others and without being violated of rights by others are the very right of us all. Vimukti staff Mr. Jayasheel, Mrs. Jecintha, Mrs. Shilpa, Ms. Sunanda and Ms. Mamatha were present during the program. Mr. Arogyappa anchored the entire program. Nearly 102 attended and benefited from this program.

Distribution of play materials to AWC centres- nearly 500 children in Manvi Taluka benefiting: Vimukti pothnal
“Play gives children a chance to practise what they’re learning.” Pursuing the importance of games for children’s life Vimukti charitable trust in association with Antyodaya Centre, Mudhola Taluka, Bagalakote District Distributed play materials to various AWCs on 9th December 2021. Addressing the animators meeting Rev.Fr. Satish Fernandes, the director of Vimukti opined that attractive environment in the AWCs is very essential in order to make the children come to AWCs every day. Play materials attract the children to come without missing and spend allotted time joyfully in the centres. As per the decision in the meeting the play materials were divided equally, packed as appropriate play material bags and distributed in AWCs at Potnal, Jinnur, Jinnurcamp, Tadakal, Udbal, Badlapura, Malkapura, Iralagaddi and Karabhdinni. The play material bags consisted of cloth toys, plastic vehicles, plastic balls, cloth balls, rings, playing kitchen sets, wooden toys, alphabets, learning toys etc., Receiving these materials the children and the staff of AWCs expressed their joy and happiness. Vimukti staff Mr. Jayasheel, Mr. Charli, Mr. Arogyappa, Mrs. Jecintha, Mrs. Shilpa and Ms. Mamatha were present during the distribution of play materials and 500 AWC children are benefiting from this program.

Vimukti Club children took out HIV/AIDS awareness rally: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti children parliament and club children pothnal organised awareness rally at Malkapur Village, on the occasion of World AIDS day to make public aware of HIV/AIDS, drug abuse, human trafficking, child abuse, malnutrition, to stop open defecation etc. the rally started around 10.30 a.m. from Government primary school and children and staff used plcards, posters, slogans and flex to make the public aware. Mr. Ravi raj sagar Malkapura school teacher said in his speech HIV caused AIDS and interfered with the body’s ability to fight infection. If detected early, a regular consultation and proper treatment will help in fighting infection and allows a patient to live longer. The awareness rally helps the people to know about the disease, its symptoms and prevention methods. The children gathered for the rally took pledge to fight against the dreaded disease. The parliament and club children, school teachers and vimukti staff nearly 110 stakeholders participated in the awareness rally.

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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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