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
B.A; B.Ed; M.Ed
Vijesh Loyed Menezes
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
Distributed food kits to Sponsored children families:
you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.” Mother Teresa.
Emerged COVID19 causing the human disturbances in terms of living, movement and
foods have occurred. Lot of changes has brought into the lives, systems have
been dysfunctional and situations have been paralyzed. This Pandemic has brought
about drastic changes in the social and economic conditions of the people
especially migrant workers, daily wage earners, unorganized sector workers,
landless labourers and other vulnerable and marginalized communities. Loss of
livelihood, reduced employment opportunities, possible low wages with longer
hours of work are some of the problems that people will be facing in the post
lockdown scenario. It has brought about systemic changes to the socio-economic
structure in an unprecedented way and it is essential to study them in order to
devise strategies to tackle them.
Charitable Trust at Pothnal: Meritorious Service 2010 - 2020
2010 onwards, it is Fr. Sathish Fernandes who took reigns of Vimukti at Pothnal
and extended its patronage to the taluka, district, and State level by
recognizing the needs of the people and the demand of service from Vimukti. In
recognition of his work, he has received some honorary titles and become the
member of Child Welfare Committee of the District of Raichur. Briefly, the
significant achievements of Vimukti from the year 2010 until 2020 have been the
Analyzing the cause for the lack of education in the rural areas, Vimukti made
provision for many a programme to protect the rights of children, increase their
learning opportunities through supplementary training, establish children’s
Rights Club and to focus on such problems as infrastructure, environmental
concerns, health awareness, child labour, child marriage, livelihood etc.
thought of developing social leadership through children's parliament.
on Child Rights to Club Members: Vimukti Pothnal
Pothnal organized three levels of training for the members of Child Rights Clubs
from in 16 villages of our working area. Vimukti staff briefed about Vimukti and
its activities, and CHILDLINE 1098. Children gained knowledge about UNCRC,
Child, Child Rights, Child related laws and Children in difficult situations.
Children were motivated to call 1098, Child helpline number during difficult
situations. Children expressed that these trainings helped them become better
individuals and empower them to fight for their rights. Children also expressed
that they have been identifying child laborers selling balloons, pens, etc. at
some important signals and junctions in Manvi and in Sindhnoor talukas. Three
hundred and eighty-one boys and one hundred and thirty three girls attended the
trainings. Respective school HMs and teachers were present during the trainings.
hygiene is important: Vimukti Pothnal
cannot ignore the fact that hand washing is the simplest, most affordable and
effective way of keeping the virus away. The theme of Global Hand washing Day
2020 is 'Hand Hygiene for all'. The theme is primarily to urge people across
society to achieve universal hand hygiene. Keeping this objective, Vimukti
organized Global Hand washing day on 15th of October, 2020 in four villages of
our working area. The current Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the critical
role hand hygiene plays in disease transmission. It reminds us of the importance
of the simple yet most effective intervention to stop the spread of any disease-
hand washing with soap- and the need to take immediate action on hand hygiene
across all public and private settings to respond and control the COVID-19
pandemic. Therefore, through this awareness program Vimukti urges to all the
children and village communities, a global culture of hand hygiene must be
fostered and made the mainstay in public health interventions beyond the
pandemic. Nearly one hundred and seven children and village community
stakeholders, benefited from this mass awareness program.
Free Health Camps: Vimukti Pothnal
Free Health Camps are organised in the rural areas where people are neither able
to afford medical treatment nor having any basic knowledge regarding health and
hygiene. So, through these programs people are given various tips on health
issues. Besides these, basic health problems and sicknesses are diagnosed
provided with free medicines. The program is conducted in its targeted area with
the help of staff nurse. In fact, these programs have been great benefits to
many such peoples every year who could not reach to the nearest local hospitals
in the Manvi taluka has borne a lot in order to help the needy beneficiaries in
conducting such activities. In many places Mother and Childcare, Pre Natal and
Post Natal Care, TB, AIDS/HIV awareness program are conducted every year. The
awareness program organised with such issues like Child labour, Child marriage,
trafficking, family issues, teen age such different issues were discussed and
198 stakeholders benefited from this camps.
on Arogya Raksha Samithis to the Community leaders:
organized the training on Arogya Raksha Samithis to the community
leaders in our targeted villages of our working area. Mr. Charile, the
Capacity builders and Mrs. Jecintha Campaign facilitator were the
resource persons for this training. The main focus of the training was
to insist on the need of establishing Arogya Raksha samithis at the
Primary Health Centers. There are various responsibilities regarding
this. The members who can also be the part of this committee were
discussed at length. The various responsibilities of the committee: The
various health rights of the people are to be displayed at the primary
health centers. Annual health map has to be prepared. The cleanliness
inside as well the surroundings of the health centers to be taken care.
Health centers have to be protected well with proper construction of
wall and fencing. Every month cataract check-up should be done at the
centers. For this the trained doctors need to be invited from the nearby
private or the Government health clinics. The money allotted to the
centers must be utilized with the proper guidance and governance. Every
fourth Saturday’s of the month meeting should be held at the health
Village leaders demanded DC, CEO, DHO, THO, and Lok Sabha members to
prevent the material and infant deaths in Raichur District:
24th of September 2020 a report in the form of Memorandum was submitted
to DC, CEO, DHO, THO and Lok Sabha members. The report was the outcome
of the Survey on maternal and infant deaths in Raichur District.
Maternal and Child Health Campaign, Manvi is formed under the leadership
of people and People’ collectives in Raichur district. In the back drop
of COVID 19 outbreak, the MCH campaign monitored different National and
State Health programs for mother and child and also did the audit of
maternal and infant deaths that the Campaign came across during the
COVID outbreak and listed the problems faced by mother and children.
Maternal and child health issues identified by the Campaign and so far
six maternal deaths identified in the 5 PHCs.
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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.
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.
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.