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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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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.

Care in the time of Second wave of Covid-19 Pandemic: Vimukti pothnal
“We Rise by lifting others……”
Due to Covid-19, many poor people lost their job, no work and they were badly need of help. Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal from 1st to 6th of May 2021visited the Remote villages of Manvi taluka Raichur District, to the vulnerable ones and the most disadvantaged families like physically challenged, the destitute, widows and migrates. We could distribute more than 188 food kits to the poorest families in the locality, as the third phase of Corona-relief, each kits costs around Rs.1000. Vimukti staff visited to their area, gave motivational session, and distributed food provisions, gave awareness on preventive measures and cautioning the parents, villagers against taking children out in crowded places, festivals, marriages and other celebrations, to avoid third wave of pandemic, which is very serious issue and perilous.

Extending our hands to the migrate families: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust Pothnal takes the initiative to help the migrate families who are stranded on the roads, due to lockdown and curfew. They are settled in isolated area where no one visits. Due to Second wave of Covid-19 pandemic, they lost their economic survival. Vimukti staff visited to their area, gave motivational session, and distributed food provisions, petit cash, mask and sanitizers and gave awareness on preventive measures.

Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal distributes 300 food kits, Masks, sanitizers to the underprivileged poor families to fight against COVID-19:
Lockdown, either partially or fully has become an unavoidable drastic step to contain the surge of cases and deaths due to coronavirus. The poor are affected more adversely than the rich and upper middle class, both by the virus itself and the lockdown and curfews, and its impact has significantly worsened the life of many poor, small and marginal farmers especially the migrant families, single headed women, unskilled workers, HIV/ AIDS, disabled, orphan semi orphan families etc. Amid this challenging situation, VIMUKTI along with its generous donor partners distributed dry ration kits (sugar, Tea powder, salt, Green grams, coconut oil, dall, Rava, Chilli powder, coriander powder, edible oil, turmeric powder cumin, master seed, Soaps, paste Tooth brush etc), mask, sanitizers, and medicines for the deserving most vulnerable 300 households in its operational areas. The kit contains dry ration and other essentials items for the month. With deepest gratitude we would like to thank you all the generous donors for your timely support and love towards poor and needy. In order to maintain proper distancing among the beneficiaries, circles were drawn on the ground at a distance of 1 meter and the beneficiaries were made to sanitize their hands before receiving the kits. Masks were distributed freely to the beneficiaries along with the hygiene package. Precaution is taken while distributing the dry ration kits.

Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal launches awareness drive in Manvi Taluka on COVID-19
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, hand wash more frequently, avoid gathering & crowds, avoid touching face, etc, people should take precautions and Vaccination. Vimukti has been making this public mass awareness more informative and educative to the children as well as for the public.

Training on empowering and Protecting Adolescent Girls in Manvi taluka: Vimukti pothnal
Adolescents in villages being a neglected lot with regard to human growth and development, an awareness programmes were conducted so as to make them know the adverse effects of early marriage and improper knowledge of physical and sexual development. Topics like physical and psychological changes during puberty, maintaining physical and mental hygiene during adolescent stage, having the right sex education etc. were dealt with. 320 students gained knowledge on various issues.

Legal awareness on women rights:Vimukti pothnal
Vimukti Charitable trust® organized training on Women and legal rights and celebrated International Women’s Day at VCT center Pothnal on 14th of March, 2021. Mrs. Jacintha Vimukti staff in her key note address said there are several laws in India that give women the authority to fight against abuse, discrimination, violence, harassment, indignities, etc. Being aware of them is the first step towards fighting against any injustice. Fr. Sathish Fernandes VCT Director said, international Women’s Day is an occasion to recall the struggles of women around the world to gain equality and rights. In order to live with dignity certain basic rights and freedoms are necessary, which all Human beings are entitled to these basic rights are called Human Rights. Human rights demanded recognition and respect for the inherent dignity to ensure that everyone is protected against abuses which undermine their dignity, and give the opportunities they need to realize their full potential, free from discrimination. Human rights belong to everyone, everywhere, regardless of nationality, sexuality, gender, race, religion or age.

Sports activities to the youth: Vimukti pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust organized sports competition to the unorganized youth of Pothnal in its premises. Fr Sathish Fernandes the Director addressing the sports event said that sports help the young to cope up with the daily stress and keep them mentally as well as physically fit. So, there is a need of sports and entertainment for everyone for better growth. Everyone is busy in the world doing so many things but often fail to have real time for such things in life. Volleyball and cricket, other lacky games were conducted on this occasion. Along with these games other spot games were also conducted like those having highest visiting cards, having highest keys, girls having longest hair and so on. All the youth participated enthusiastically in all the games. At the end of the day prize distribution ceremony was conducted and those who won in the various games were given prizes by the brothers of the resident. For about 145 youth participated and benefited from this program.

Training on Income generating activities in three units: Vimukti pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal in collaboration with Province of Emilia-Romagna, Italy, organized training on income generating to all the poor women of the project area. Mrs. Jacinta the vimukti staff briefed on the importance of self-help group and functioning and the aim of it. With their small savings, the women are meeting their daily requirements, or meeting expenses related to illness, marriages, or financing their small ventures. twenty-five SHGs each have been organized into Clusters (total number of clusters is 25) and all the 10 clusters. For earning an income of their own, SHGs have been imparted training in garland making milk product and goat farming. A few SHGs have started their business, which has been linked up with the local market. Apart from this, the groups have also been imparted training in child rights, women rights, rights and duties of panchayats, welfare schemes of the government, etc. There were about 22-unit representatives present for the day’s seminar program. Mrs. Ishamma, Mrs. Mariamma were also present for the seminar. Mr. Arogyappa anchored the entire program. Poor Women were motivated to do self-employment to become financially stable and to fulfill the need of their family members as well as to provide better education to their children. Nearly 196 women benefited from this program.

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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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