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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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Children’s Day celebration at Vimukti Pothnal:
Children’s Day is celebrated in India to commemorate the birth anniversary of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, independent India’s first Prime Minister. The occasion is celebrated on 14th November every year with great splendor and grandeur. Children’s Day a day celebrated to remember how special, unique and precious each and every child is. On this day let’s together celebrate by enlightening poor children’s life. This day lays a great importance on the children and therefore we can make this day great by making others happy. This Children’s Day we give you a unique opportunity to spend time with children. Because what better way to make someone’s day than to celebrate this special day with them. Vimukti organization believes that the more happiness you spread the happier you get. Together you and we can do this by making poor children happy. This can be done by simple task of celebrating Children’s Day with children at our facility. After all, making a poor child happy is making oneself happy.

Training to village leaders on Karnataka Land Reforms Act and Amendment to APMC Act 2020: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal organized training program on Karnataka Land Reforms Act and Amendment to APMC Act 2020 held at Vimukti premises. The meeting began at 10. 30 am. The Centre has been issuing various new policies and one among them was the correction in the land reform bill. The new policy was explained in detail. The corrections made in the policy, the problems that could be faced due to this policy by the poor farmers, the speediness of the Govt. without proper guidance to the people were discussed in detail. This new amendment APMC bill would definitely favor the rich the business class people. They can buy the agricultural land for their use. The farm land would turn gradually into industrial areas. Already the poor farmers are not getting basic price for their grown crops. Due to natural calamities farmers face hardships and often not compensated for their crop loss. The number of farmers committing suicide has increased day by day. The middle men the brokers have been exploiting the farmers since past. The present policies are not farmer friendly. So the farmers must strongly protest against the new unbaked policies of the centre. The village level awareness need to be created. The Government must explain or take into confidence before introducing the new policies. Confusion, fear created in the minds of the farmers by the Govt. through the sudden policies. It was a fruitful mind enlightening seminar to the participants. Youth, men, women participated in this workshop.

 Training program on cleanliness and hygiene to leaders and Community Members:
Vimukti organized training program on cleanliness and hygiene to LM leaders, and community members at Vimukti premises. Capacity Builder Mr. Charlie addressing the gathering said that Corona has spread around the world and presently people are living in fear. There is a need of build immunity system in each one’s body. Cleanliness also needed to fight strongly against the spread of disease. One should wash his/her hands frequently with sop for 20 seconds. One should avoid touching the mouth eyes nose without washing the hands. This is a right time for everyone to get into the system of cleanliness and remain hygienic. The Lok Manch leaders have a greater role in spreading the awareness on cleanliness and hygiene in the village’s allotted to them.  The pregnant women must also consume nutritious food which is also clean and hygienic. The fruits which they consume must be washed thoroughly. Everyone must make a habit of drinking warm water. Prevention is better than cure. Proper drainage system must be made around the houses. Whenever we go out we must wear masks and keep physical distance when we are in the public. Parents must take good care of their children especially in the aspect of cleanliness. For about 55 Lok Manch leaders took part in this training enriching program.

Case Study:Looking for the better opportunities.....
I am Mahadevamma hailing from Neermanvi, Manvi Taluka, Raichur District. We are all together 6 siblings to our parents. My parents did not educate me. So I could not read or write. From the beginning I had a desire to learn. But I did not get the opportunity for the learning. From last year onwards school had a facility of computer training. So I joined for the computer class. I learnt the basic of word combination thus was able to learn faster. I was very happy to handle the computer for the first time in my life. For three months I attended the computer training without fail. I learnt word combination, numbers, and computer basics which was useful for my daily living. I was not able to use mobile phone earlier or to dial numbers but now I am able to use the smart phone. I am so excited to learn more and more; but only looking for the better opportunities. I have great desire to achieve many goals in my life. I am very grateful to Vimukti Trust for giving me the golden opportunity to learn computer.

Free food kit distributed around 122 families by Vimukti Charitable Trust Pothnal:
On 28th October 2020 Food kit distribution was held by Vimukti at its premises. Due to Pandemic many have lost their jobs and are bound to stay at the villages. There are no daily earnings to support the families; everyone facing hardships and struggles to survive in this situation. It has been hard for many to go to distant places for work, to maintain physical distance, to use mask and sanitizers. Health is wealth is the present day situation. To build immunity is a need of the time. There are so many who are facing terrible times and the poor are suffering the worst. Vimukti Charitable Trust® (VCT) Pothnal, past many months have gone out of their way to reach to the people in fulfilling their needs. VCT Pothnal, under the able-leadership of its Director Dr. Sathish Fernandes left no stone unturned in fanning out to the villages through its services and reached out to the poor and the needy and identified the poorest families, HIV/AIDS, orphan, Semi orphan, Devadasi, widow’s, disabled and the aged people and on 24th Oct 2020 they distributed around 32 food kits and on 28th Oct 2020 they distributed 90 Food kits to the needy ones.

Post-Novitiate Brothers Mission Exposure Programme at Vimukti Pothnal:
Affection and commitment towards social work is the best activity of life. We the Post Novitiate brothers were privileged to be a part of the Vimukti Pothnal from September to October 2020. Belonging to a congregation which inherits its spirit from St. Francis of Assisi, it was a rejuvenating experience for us to walk into the life of the people and experience their very state of life. Our mission exposure programme in Pothnal was animated and guided by Fr. Satish Fernandes OFM Cap. When we look into the past few days, we had a gradual and progressive growth in our outlook towards social work. We were introduced to a number of activities and initiatives that aimed at the betterment of children, youth, women and adults. In our visit to Gangavati, we could witness with our own eyes the functioning of Child Resource Centers (CRC’s) and Youth Resource Centers (YRC’s), run by Capuchin Krishik Seva Kendra (CKSK) in collaboration with Child Fund India (CFI). We could also visit the families of different students sponsored by CFI and realized the consolation and support that it was providing to the society. In our stay in villages, we mingled with the life style of the people.

Vimukti Distributed food kits to Sponsored children families:
“If 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.

Vimukti Charitable Trust at Pothnal: Meritorious Service 2010 - 2020
From 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 following:
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.

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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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