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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



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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.

Work hard to succeed in life: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti organized training program to our club children in the villages of our working area. While interacting with the children staff advised and encouraged the children to be confident to learn good things from others, and should cultivate the reading habit to improve our personality. Courage is a basic for everything to achievement. One should have self-dignity and self- respect and should love one’s profession. We can create our own destiny by molding our personality. We should face challenges without fear and should convert them as stepping stone for success. Tireless and honest efforts always pay fruitful results. During the interaction, the students posed several questions to staff and got clarified. Nearly 450 children attended this training and got benefited.

Memorandum submitted to Utakanoor Grama Panchayath President in demanding to conduct Children Grama Sabha without delay: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti children parliament members along with club children from Pothnal area submitted the memorandum, demanding concerned panchayath president to conduct Children Grama Sabha without delay. After the several reminders to the concerned authority, have not given attention to the burning issues, as a result Children’s parliament members identified the major issues, discussed it in their meeting and took it to the Vimukti staff. Surprised by the initiatives of the children Vimukti staff supported and engaged this matter to the concerned authority. Children approached the Panchayath president and pressed up on him to take earliest action and solve the problems specially, clean drinking water, toilet, playground, play materials, and compound wall should be provided in the school premises. The school headmaster, teachers, SDMC members, VCT staff applauded and encouraged children in this great venture.

National Constitution Day Celebration: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal organized National Constitution Day Celebration at Vimukti Premises on 26th November 2021. On this occasion, as an important part of the celebration was, all the gathered students took the pledge of the Preamble. The speaker of the day emphasized the importance of Constitution Day, the significance of its celebration and commemorated the people who contributed to the development of Indian constitution. He highlighted the basic differences of Indian constitution than that of other countries with examples indicating the prerequisites of the constitution such as societal, familial and individual needs. The preamble of Indian Constitution i.e India to be a sovereign, socialist, secular and democratic republic which is aiming to secure justice, liberty, equality to all citizens and promote fraternity to maintain unity and integrity of the nation were stressed in his speech as these rights are necessity and are not a privilege. The session ended with an interactive session which lasted for almost half an hour, where the audience shared and cleared their doubts with the chief guest. The session was attended by 89 students.

Vimukti Initiatives to combat trafficking of Women and Children1,256 stakeholders benefited from this program: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal organized mass awareness programs in four villages of sindhanoor taluka, Raichur District, Karnataka from 2nd to 9th November 2021. Lack of awareness on human trafficking is the biggest barrier to prevent human trafficking, most of those victimised are either women or minors (consisted of individuals under 18 years of age who is recruited, transported transferred, harboured or received for the purposes of exploitation,). kidnappers most commonly force women into commercial sex and indentured servitude. Bride trafficking has also been a consistent commodity due to skewed sex ratios in certain areas. Keeping this thought in mind VIMUKTI has been creating mass awareness in the schools, AWCs, public places, and in the residential area, so that children and women are saved from these evil practices. Nearly 1,256 school children and families have benefited from this program.

Five lacs worth Various Sports materials distributed to the Orphan, Semi Orphan, disabled, AWC & School children, unorganized Youths and Women, in 20 villages of Manvi Taluka: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal in collaboration with India-win Sports Private Limited Mumbai under the leadership of Mrs. Jennifer Pereria the generous Benefactor, Mumbai organized programs from 1st of October to 7th of November 2021, in 20 villages of Manvi taluka. the various sports materials, like T-shirts – 1500; Caps – 150; Cushions – 300; Notebook – 400; Paper bag – 1025; Led glass – 375; Malinga wig – 130; Whistle – 500; Led hat – 180; Wrist band – 500; Led; horns – 225; Buggles – 120; Mini horns – 150; Handkerchief – 150; Umbrella small – 24; Goal net – 2; Line machine with stand – 2; Poncho blue – 65; Poncho black – 65; Photograph bibs – 25; Referee jersey – 6; Football – 20; Stocking – 40; Jio wonderland t-shirt – 133; and the Immunity booster – 100 etc., these various sports materials were distributed to the orphan, Semi-orphan, disabled, School children, AWC centers, Government and Private Schools, unorganized youths, Women in the targeted villages. Nearly 2890 stakeholders got benefited from the program.

Self Employment Training Program for the Rural Youths: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti organized self-employment training program to the rural youths on 5th of November 2021 at Vimukti premises. The Vimukti centre is helping unemployed rural youth to generate self-employment through short term training intervention. The primary objective of the program is to impart quality training programme in skill development to the rural youth at free of cost. our mission is to make easy for the Entrepreneurs to start their own business. We have helped start and operate 20 entrepreneurs to businesses by offering a range of business services. Our aim is to help the entrepreneur on the legal and regulatory requirements, and be a partner throughout the business lifecycle, offering support at every stage to ensure the business remains compliant and continually growing. Nearly 95 rural youths attended the training benefited from this program.

Distribution of Nutritious Health Product (food) for the Malnutrition Children: Vimukti Pothnal
On 27 October 2021, the Vimukti Charitable Trust ® Pothnal organized the distribution of the Nutritious Health Kit for the selected malnutrition children. Mr. Arogyappa dumathi expressed saying, these days we are succumbing to many types of viruses and fever. Children are not able to withstand these viruses and fever. Thus, they need protein, minerals, calcium, and so on as a substitute for their health. These need to be given to the children without fail every day. Many a times we are not able to provide them through the food, but when we give the children “Kids Vitty Maxx” nutrition tablets, each day one, will increase children’s immune system and helps them to remain always healthy. Realizing the need and caring for the children’s health we are distributing the Nutritious Health Kit. Mrs. Shilpa, Vimukti staff Nurse explained the usefulness and effectiveness of consuming these tablets daily. Thereafter, as a chief Guest, the Director of the Vimukti Charitable Trust, Fr. Satish Fernandes addressed that gathering with this message: it is the prime duty of the parents and elders at home to cater the health of your children. Health is a wealth of the family.

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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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