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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



Death of parents due to Covid-19 deprived 65 children in Raichur District not only of their presence but also leave them dependent on their relatives, Vimukti supported by distributing food, education and hygienic kits:
The Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal has soothed the humanity by reaching out to the 65 children, who had lost their Parents due to the CORONA VIRUS. When the entire world was threatened by the COVID-19, nations were left in dilemma to face this fearful pandemic with its fast spread all over the countries just to close themselves in. While humans were frightened to come near the infected, even they could not touch them- just a chaos to save oneself. The desperation was such that all the migrated wage workers returned home either by a vehicle or walked hundreds of miles together just to reach home; while the poorest of the poor were dying without treatment just because they could not afford one. If some of the parents have lost their children; others have lost their parents bringing them the traumatic experiences of the greater loss to go nowhere.

Vimukti Sponsorship Programme aims at shaping a positive future for children from the marginalized Community: Vimukti pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® Sponsorship programme aims at shaping a positive future for children from the marginalised community who cannot afford the basic necessities of life. While VIMUKTI reaches out to many children within the community; we have identified a particularly vulnerable group: those children who have lost one or both parents. Although many orphaned children are taken in by extended families, the extra burden on family resources means that they are often required to work, cutting short their childhood. The Vimukti sponsorship programme provides their children with the best possible start to their life. In an increasingly globalised world, quality education has become vital for children to be able to progress and which would ensure an opportunity to at least one child at a better life.

Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal mark the blessing of Vehicles on ‘Ayudha Pooja’ day:
“All-powerful God, Creator of Heaven and Earth, in the rich depths of your wisdom, you have empowered us to produce great and beautiful works. Grant, we pray, that those who use this vehicle may travel safely, with care for the safety of others. Whether they travel for business or pleasure, let them always find Christ to be the companion of the journey, who lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen.”
Vimukti Pothnal celebrated Ayudha Pooja day at vimukti premises on 14th of October 2021. All the staff were present and Fr. Sathish Fernandes Director vimukti offered prayers by sprinkling the holy water with the words, “May these cars/bikes be blessed in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy spirit”. And also, he prayed to the Guardian angles may guide and the drivers and protect them from all harm and all who travel by these vehicles may arrive safely at their destination through the intercession of our lady of Guidance. Speaking on this occasion, Fr. Sathish Fernandes said that for the last many years we have been blessing the vehicles on this Ayduha Pooja day, to respect the tradition of the local Hindu community and also part of Indian culture. It’s a nice devotional practice and an expression of faith.

Prevention and protection of youths, children and women from human trafficking 1257 profited from these programs: Vimukti Pothnal
After drugs and arms, human trafficking is the third largest profitable industry in the world, and young girls from the district of Raichur happen to be the worst victims. Human trafficking, particularly that of underage adolescent girls shipped out work as domestic helps is big cities has been decades-old phenomenon that has not been addressed adequately. But recent reports indicate that a second, more heinous level of exploitation is being perpetuated. Many of the trafficked girls, according to reports, are impregnated and made to bear children so that babies/children could be sold off. Lack of basic education, traditional beliefs/practices and the girls having no say in the matter because their socio- cultural up bring contribute to this state of affairs. The project focuses on prevention and protection of children from exploitation providing holistic education and raising community awareness. This project has addressed the root causes of poverty leading to trafficking and abuse of these hapless children youth and Women. The project seeks to ensure “education” from a holistic perspective to bring 1257 vulnerable adolescents out of this complicated web of poverty and misery to transform their lives with hope for a decent and dignified future.

Free Health checkup camps for the Women and children: Vimukti pothnal
VIMUKTI, Pothnal organized free health check-up camps in 14 surrounding villages of Pothnal. After the brief survey at the village level, undernourished lactating mothers’, women and children were made aware of the various benefits available at the health centers. The need of special care at the pregnancy period, the food intake, the precautions to be taken at the delivery time, etc., were explained. Free health checkup was done along with the distribution of nutritious calcium tablets and syrups etc. For about 135 pregnant and lactating mothers, and children participated in the camps and benefited from these camps.

Entrepreneurship development assistance training Program for the Women: Vimukti Pothnal
The Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal in collaboration with UNDP and Women Community Cadres (Unnati Sakhis) organized enterprise training and Business Development Assistance with Mentorship program at vimukti premises from 20th to 25th September, 2021. Nearly forty selected and interested women were identified from the project area for these five days of intensive training program and it was given by the Mr. Krishna Sharma from Hyderabad. The main objective of this training was to create a job opportunity for all and to reduce unemployment by encouraging the creation of small businesses that will provide a living for successful entrepreneurs. Furthermore, the programme has a community works component that tackles social exclusion on two fronts at once, offering unemployed people chance to gain valuable working experience and improve their professional skills while providing services for those who are most at risk of social exclusion. This training focused on a series of measures and activities such as: Entrepreneurship training for developing of business skills, support in the development of a business plan and coaching and mentorship support. Miss. Monlisa ALC India, Sunil kumar coordinator ALC Raichur, Mrs. Girija, Mrs. Jaysheela vimukti Coordinator, and Shashi Kumar witness the program and nearly 40 SHG members actively participated and benefited from these five days training program.

Clara Vihar Post Novitiate Brothers Social Action Exposure Programme: Vimukti Pothnal
Affection and commitment towards social work is the best activity of life. We the Clara Vihar Post Novitiate brothers, were privileged to be a part of social action week at Vimukti Pothnal from 13th to 19th of September 2021. Our mission exposure programme in Pothnal was animated and guided by Vimukti Director Fr. Satish Fernandes. When we look into the past five 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 Raichur, we could closely work with the Child Line Programme coupled with some practical experiences in the field. We were also blessed with the opportunity to visit District Child Protection Unit (DCPU) and had a talk with National Child Labour Project (NCLP) Director, Manjunath Reddy MSW. In short, our mission exposure programme opened our eyes towards the various social issues such as child labour, child marriage, child trafficking, Devadasi system, illiteracy, poverty, migration and so on. We were also introduced to a number of schemes offered by the government for the upliftment of the children, women and the poor.

A house that restored the human Dignity- Vimukti Pothnal
Mr. Joseph (Yamanappa) 45 years old hails from Jeenor camp, Manvi Taluka, Raichur. Being a tractor driver, he earned his living and lived happily with his wife and three kids. One day a severe accident caused him to lose the ability to walk forever. In spite borrowing in lakhs and spending on his treatment Joseph remained paralyzed for life. Learning the above situation, the Vimukti Charitable Trust® visited the family of Joseph immediately. Adding to their present misery, the education of their children, the Vimukti also witnessed the worst family’s living conditions in a dilapidated shed for past six years. When this news was shared with the few generous donors it became a reality. Today, through these inspired donors the Vimukti is able to provide a little decent house to live on. Applauses to all the generous souls for becoming “Joseph” to 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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