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Rev. Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais

Rev : Fr. Alwyn Dias

Secretary &
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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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Free distribution of food kits and hand Sanitizers to 105 economically poor, orphan, HIV/AIDS, disabled, sponsor, Migrant, unorganized and daily wage worker families, by Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal:
The greatest of all virtues is to feed the hungry
The World today (April 5 2020) is gripped with the pandemic of Corona Virus. Vimukti Charitable Trust Pothnal takes initiatives to help economically poor, orphan, HIV/AIDS, disabled, sponsor families, deserving laborers in the rural areas, who are affected by the lockdown. Individuals and families in cities without work, food, housing or security, are forced to trek back home to their distant villages, in the hot sun with no support of food, water, shade or rest, or rides in crowded passing trucks at considerable expense, and on the way intent only on imposing the lockdown. Those migrant, unorganized sector and daily wage workers who have been left behind in metros, cities and towns because of the lockdown with no transport available to their native villages/towns, find themselves without income, shelter, and even food, with state governments struggling to cope up with the problem in overcrowded relief camps, again exposing these workers to infection. Even some migrant workers staying back to their work places, staying together in the small rented house, social distance is impossible for them, they don’t have enough food grans to survive. Money what they had got, they already had sent to their family members. Now no money in their hands. They are walking on foot miles and miles to reach to their home. Since they are walking, not getting enough food, water, shelter and rest, not maintaining social distance, they are the one found positive by the Corona Virus, transmitting the virus from one place to the other.

Vimukti Charitable Trust(r) Pothnal distributes 5,000 free face masks for the poor people during Covid-19 Pandemic:
As coronavirus threat spreads across the country, Vimukti organization is actively spreading awareness about the illness among the underprivileged classes. Taking steps towards preventing the spread of coronavirus in Manvi Taluka Raichur Dist, Karnataka. Vimukti a Social Action center distributed 5,000 face masks freely available to poor people who barely can afford these. The main focused group are Sponsored children families, youths, men and women of our working area, coronavirus is still a mysterious illness. “They are unaware of the basic sanitary habits and precautions that can prevent coronavirus infections. For them, a face mask offers the first line of defence, protecting them to some extent from a direct infection. If everyone wears a face mask, the spread of this infection could be arrested. By distributing face masks for free, the Vimukti is doing a significant job, says, Mrs. Balappa health officer, Manvi. Vimukti has been giving door to door awareness through handbills how to use masks in this situation to protect oneself.

Enlightenment through Adult Literacy training Program reaching 1200 learners: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti charitable Trust® Pothnal always strives to reach the most marginalized people in Society and this initiative is no different as its most significant impact was seen among the poor people of north Karnataka. The Adult literacy program stands out make the learners specially the women aware of their right to education. The Adult literacy program 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 Adult literacy program at Manvi Taluk has tried to reach its learners and helped them to bring out their potentiality in learning. Goal of the Programme is to improve functional literacy among the most marginalized communities of Manvi Tq., Raichur Dist. Karnataka.

Advisory on Coronavirus (the Virus Causing COVID-19) reaching 50,000 households: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust®, Pothnal has been giving mass awareness on the crucial aspects of the COVID-19 menace as the country records coronavirus cases and deaths. Coronavirus are a large family of Viruses that causes illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases, like affect the respiratory system or kidneys. Across several states, the numbers have been significantly increasing with each passing day. Vimukti has been empowering the citizens with the right information and to take necessary precautions as per the advisories given by the state, Karnataka; Therefore Vimukti is spreading the massage of “STAY HOME SAVE YOUR FAMILY, AVIOD PUBLIC TRANSPORT, KEEP SAFE DISTANCE, NO HANDSHAKE, HAND WASH MORE FREQUENTLY, AVOID GATHERING & CROWDS, AVOID TOUCHING FACE, etc, through public announcement and distributing handbills reaching 50,000 households. Vimukti has been making this public mass awareness more informative and educative to the children as well as for the public. We received the positive feedback from the government department and beneficiaries the program is “well appreciated”.

Holy childhood Day Celebration at Sneha Jyothi Boarding Pothnal:
Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it." (Mark 10:15,(Luke 18:17). Sneha Jyothi boarding Pothnal celebrated Holy Childhood day at its premises. Speaking on the occasion, Fr. Sathish Fernandes Director, Vimukti Charitable Trust®, said Pontifical Mission Organization (PMO) popularly called is a structure in the church to create and promote missionary zeal among the faithful. It carries missionary flame to all parts of the world so that every Christian is ignited by the fire of missionary enthusiasm. The missionaries are also helped materially by supporting the construction of the churches, presbyteries, schools, orphanages, convents, seminaries, and formation houses of the religious. Further he exhorted the children gathered to pray for all the donors for their support and love towards in our education. The program began with the prayer dance, a dance on the theme of “love and service” followed by stage and cultural program by the Sneha Jyothi boarding children. On this occasion sumptuous meal was prepared all the children enjoyed the day with fun and frolic.

Huge victory to Vimukti Pothnal…..
Public Interest Litigation on Maternal deaths and various schemes and vacancy of the doctors and paramedical staff in PHCs, CHCs, Sub-district and District hospitals leading to maternal and Infant deaths in the poor North Karnataka districts. we the staff and Director is extremely happy to share with you all, the Bangalore High Court Order with regard to the PIL on maternal deaths where Manvi unit has submitted our study report on behalf of Karnataka Janaarogya Chaluvali (KJC). We had submitted that the poor status of antenatal care, postnatal care, poor implementation of the various maternity benefit schemes and huge vacancy of the doctors and paramedical staff in PHCs, CHCs, Sub-district and District hospitals leading to maternal and Infant deaths in the poor North Karnataka districts.

Vimukti leaders demanded to the District health authority to provide basic health facilities in the Primary Health centers at Manvi taluka: Vimukti Pothnal
On 21st February 2020 the briefing of the report of gathering in Pothnal Health Centre on the issue of Mother and the Child protection campaign was submitted to the district health authority. The report included the following issues: the facilities not up to the mark under J.S.Y, Matr Vandana, Matr Purna, Matr Shree yojene, and the poor treatment, non availability of the doctors and the staff, lack of ambulance services, no medical facilities, charging the people after the delivery of the child and so on. The lok Manch leaders spent time in discussing these issues with the authority and succeeded in getting the positive response of addressing these issues immediately. There was also assurance of addressing these issues at the higher level meeting with the officials concerned.

Mother and child nutrition, protection campaign at Manvi Taluka: Vimukti Pothnal
There was a survey done in Manvi Taluka of Raichur district. There are 8 Primary Health Centers of 41 villages. For about 450 women were interviewed of their condition. It was learnt that almost everyone was ignorant about the various schemes available for their benefits. They were told how to deal with various problems they faced and approach the nearest health centres. The health centers have not adapted to the present day situation. There are loopholes in the functioning. There are no experienced personnel, doctors and the staff. The treatment is not up to the mark. There are no proper medicines, ambulance service available. The patients are overcharged, referred outside for further medication, demanded money from the families after delivery. The centre structures are not maintained or clean. The centres do not have equipments for the treatment. Such conditions are observed in most of the villages and even in the towns. People find hard times during emergency situations. What is seen in most of the centre the failures to meet the needs especially the women and the children. Women prefer city hospitals rather than Primary health centers. There is lot of malpractice, corruption in distribution of medicines, nutrition food items to the women after delivery. In the time of delivery the absence of doctors is noticed in most of the centers. Govt has a scheme of 0% charge for the delivery of the child but in the name of the poor centers have been exploiting the people of their situation. All this was the result of the survey done in meeting the people especially the women.

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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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