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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.



Training to community and pocket leaders on SCSP/TSP/WASH:
On 19th to 20th and 23rd to 24th of March 2017, Vimukti organized training on SCSP/TSP/WASH (planning, allocation, utilization of financial resources) act 2013. Vimukti pocket leaders and community monitoring leaders were the participants for these trainings. Mr. Ravidra Janekal and Mr. Lawrence, ARD Raichur were the resource person who have highlighted the SCSP/TSP/WASH act as a whole and its background to dispel lot of political, legal and other misconceptions surrounding it. Though lots of funds are allocated for this welfare of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes each year by the state and central government, in actual practice there is no compulsion to spend the amount as allocated and always the funds were diverted to other purposes or shown as unspent.
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International Women’s day; Rally for the equal rights @ Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust®, Pothnal with the collaboration of Loyal and Janodhya Manvi celebrated international women’s day at public ground Manvi on 16th March 2017. 1020 SHG group members participated in this event. women’s took out rally through the main streets of Manvi City by holding placards and banners containing the message on the needs of protecting the rights of women, campaign on RTF, and to create awareness on adverse impact of child marriage in the society; and demanded the concerned officials to take stringent measures in this regard to impose fine on those who violate these laws. The main aim of the rally was to sensitize privileged citizens to protect and demand their Rights on RTF campaign and other entitlements of the poor in Manvi Taluka.
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Assessment of Various Events @ Vimukti Pothnal
On 14th February, 2017 Vimukti staff and the members of Ensemble Agissions gathered together for the evaluation. An extensive report of all activities undertaken during the year was presented to the members present. Vimukti director Fr. Sathish Fernandes explained in detail different activities held during the year. Fr. Elvin lopez explain the child sponsorship programme in detail and Miss Mamatha office assistant presented the audited account of the financial year 2016-17. Many other issues with regard to the future plans were discussed. For the betterment of the project new directives were suggested to be implemented in the future. All accepted the new suggestions and assured to work hand in hand with the guidance and strong support from Ensemble Agissons, France.
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‘Vijnana Hadugalu’(hadu keli anka galisu): Audio CD Released @ Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti on 21st February 2017, with the collaboration of few well-known NGOs from Raichur district released the Audio CD “Vijnana Hadugalu” which is very useful to all the SSLC students. When the students cannot grasp the knowledge contained in the textbooks entirely, listening to the Audio CD can help them out in this regard. The audio matching with the textbook contents, clarifies the various questions and doubts which arise while reading the books. The CD has interactive educational base for Science and Maths for those who study in Kananda medium. This is a first CD that has been produced in Raichur district for the benefit of the Government school children to secure good results in the SSLC board examination.
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Visit of Ensemble Agissons team (France) to Vimukti Pothnal:
The Enemble Agissons members namely Mr. Daniel Helbert, Mrs. Veronique, Mrs. Lilly, Mrs. Clementine, Isabelle and Guy visited VIMUKTI trust and stayed in the house from 1.02.2017 to 14.02.2017 in order to review the ongoing projects and further visited sponsor’s families and the area of implementation. During the field visits they interacted with the beneficiaries and also saw the progress of the work done under the program child sponsorship. They expressed their happiness on hearing from the beneficiaries how this project had helped them and their family members especially in improvement of health and education. Fr. Sathish Fernandes Vimukti Director thanked them profusely on behalf of the Vimukti team for the generous contribution to the poor and marginalized people of Pothnal.
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On 12th February 2017 Vimukti celebrated children fest at its premises. 16 Government school parliament children and staff spent their time and energy in preparing varieties of dance and music programs. 958 children participated in this colorful event. Vimukti organized this program this year in a more creative and unique way. The students took out rally through the main streets of Pothnal by holding placards and banners containing the message on the needs of protecting the rights, to create awareness on adverse impact of child marriage, child dropout, child labor, RTF, protection of earth, health-hygiene and cleanliness etc, in the society; and demanded the concerned officials to take stringent measures in this regard to impose fine on those who violate these laws.
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Sponsor’s Day Program : Vimukti Pothnal
The Vimukti charitable trust® with the collaboration of Ensemble Agissons France has organized sponsor day program at Pothnal on 05.02.2017. 65 sponsored children along with their parents participated in the program. This day was filled with fun and frolic. Mr. Arogyappa welcomed the guests on the dais. Sponsored children honored the guests with the garland. The program commenced with the prayer dance by Sushma and group. On this special occasion variety of games were conducted. Different cultural programmes were performed by the sponsored children. Enemble Agissons president and members were very happy to see all the 65 sponsored children on the day.
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Training on SCSP/TSP/WASH:
On 29th and 30th January 2017 two days training programme was organized for all the local leaders at Vimukti premises. Nearly 66 leaders from 20 villages were present for this training. The aim of this programme was to introduce them the various Govt. schemes like Access to educational Scholarship through Scheduled Caste sub Plan (SCSP plan-SCP) and the Tribal Sub plan (TSP) Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) etc; were explained by the resource person in detailed way an in simple language.
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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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