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Rev. Fr. Joseph Dolphy Pais

Rev : Fr. Alwyn Dias

Secretary &
Director Chikkodi

Fr. Arun Lobo

Director Pothnal
Fr.Satish Fernandes

Director Ujire
Fr. Vinod Mascarenhas

Director Asha kiran
Fr.Fredrick Braggs

Director Bankal
Fr.Vincent D’Souza

Director Palya
Fr. Sunil Ullahanan.



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Child-rights awareness program held at Bala Mandira Raichur: Vimukti Pothnal
On 11th of October, 2017 Fr. Sathish Fernandes Director Vimukti, Pothnal address the Orphan Children and street children regarding Child-rights and POCSO Act more detailed way. The children are taught to know their right to education and to live a disciplined life, to gain their rights and to enjoy their childhood. At the same time, they are also made aware of the powers of a parliamentary democracy. They are taught to know the four basic rights:
1. Right to Life
2. Right to Protection
3. Right to Progress
4. Right to participate.
Children get trained to teach other children and thus to involve in social action and help vulnerable children to gain their right to education and health. The District magistrate, advocates, District child Protection officers (DCPU) and others were present for the program. More than 98 participants benefited from this training.
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Social Audit as a participatory Monitoring Tool; held at Utaknoor Gram Panchyath: Vimukti Pothnal
The VCT Staff created lot of awareness among households, families and communities regarding social audit and its implications. The continues efforts of VCT staff bore fruits on 12th October 2017, concerned authority were called for a meeting to discuss the issues pertaining NREGA work. Pocket leaders and people gathered, protested that all the work under NREGA has been done through machines and also the amount is not utilized rightly. As a result People gathered demanded the concerned authority to stop this malpractice and to allow the people to work and to get maximum benefit from this scheme. LM staff requested the concerned authority who was present, to ensure accountability, that the outcomes or results along with proof must be made public and must be discussed in the open forum. The meeting was held in public place, after the long discussion regarding various schemes and projects of the Panchayath, Action plan was drawn for the next six months.
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World Heart Day: Vimukti Pothnal
“Celebrate a healthy heart”

Heart diseases are the leading cause of death amongst men and women around the world. The heart is the most vital organ in the body and taking care of it should be first on everyone’s priority list. Studies have revealed that every year, more than eight lakh people experience their first heart attack, leading to other serious heart diseases. With statistics pointing to a very high number of deaths due to cardiovascular diseases and other heart ailments, World Heart Federation (WHF) is a ray of hope. It shares with people information on the health and diseases of the heart and promotes smoking and alcohol-free living, healthy diets physical exercise and living a healthy lifestyle. Keeping these thoughts in mind Vimukti organized awareness program on 6th October 2017, at Vimukti premises. Vimukti staff motivated the parents, women, men, youth and children who had participated in the campaign against heart diseases and strokes and ensure that we all live a healthy and disease free life.
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Guardian assigned for protecting Children and their rights: Vimukti Pothnal
Fr. Satish Fernandes OFM Capuchin appointed as the new member for Child Welfare Committee (CWC) of Raichur district.
“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children,” says Nelson Mandela. Here is a person who is filled with the same vigor and enthusiasm who has come forward to take up the challenges and stand for protecting children and restore them to a healthy atmosphere that they may be seen, heard, believed and cared. He is none other than Fr. Satish Fernandes, the Director of Vimukti Charitable Trust(r), Pothnal. For the past three years he was actively involved in the district as care and protection of children is concerned. Considering his jealous work and involvement in the sector of child and protection, On 28th of September 2017 Government of Karnataka appointed as one of CWC member to Raichur District that consists of four members and a Chairperson.
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Awareness program on “save the Girl child, Educate the Girl Child”: Vimukti Pothnal
“A baby girl… one of the most beautiful miracles in life, one of the greatest joys we can ever know, and one of the reasons why there is a little extra sunshine, laughter and happiness in your world today.” Vimukti charitable trust® Pothnal organized an awareness program on “save the Girl child, Educate the Girl Child” at Narbanda village, Manvi Taluka. Mrs. Shoba the resource person expressed her view saying, Female foeticide is both a national wide glitch and a social evil. Sex selective abortions and rise in the number of female infanticide have become a major burning social problem in several part of India. Cases of female foeticide are mounting at a swift rate in urban India transcending all barriers of caste, class and community. The most worried factor is the fact of homicide of a girl child is infanticide intentional act of killing a female within one year of her birth. If female babies survive foeticide, they are deserted or dumped in a dustbin or sewer. Sometimes, they are buried alive or poisoned to death. Sometimes they are even killed by applying poison on the mother’s breast.
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Memorandum submitted to Pothnal 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 on 12th September 2017, demanding concerned panchayath president to conduct Children Grama Sabha without delay. After the several reminders to the concerned authority, have not given sufficient 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, play ground, play materials, and compound wall should be provided in the school premises. Vimukti staff and school teachers encouraged the children for their initiatives.
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External assessment of the project held at Vimukti Pothnal:
External assessment of the project was held on 25th September, 2017 at Vimukti Social Centre, Pothnal. The Meeting was presided over by Rev. Fr. Sani Bai, Secretary, Lok Manch, Delhi. Mr. Arogyappa Vimukti animator heartily welcomed the dignitaries and in a very special manner the special invitees who were present for the meeting. The highlighted of the meeting were the How Project is progressing. At Vimukti, coordinator, staff and local leaders came together for an analysis meeting. The volunteers shared their rich experiences and the struggles which they faced during their field work especially when they visited the villages, communities and schools to study and to know the reality. The volunteers also came up with new suggestions and plans in order to work more effectively in the given situations. The Secretary advised the volunteers to be vigilant always towards the fundamental rights, entitlements of the people through RTF Campaign.
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Awareness on prevention of Human Trafficking and Child Abuse: Vimukti Pothnal
Women and Children are not Commodities!!
Human trafficking is one of the most tragic human rights issues of our time. It is a form of modern-day slavery in which traffickers use force, fraud, or coercion to control victims for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts or labor services against his/her will. Secondly Sex trafficking has been found in a wide variety of venues within the sex industry, including residential brothels, escort services, fake massage businesses, strip clubs, and street prostitution. Thirdly Labor trafficking has been found in diverse labor settings including, domestic work, small businesses, large farms, and factories. We the educated people should come together and fight for these global evil. Children are subject to physical, sexual and emotional abuse and they do not report or share it with the parents or the concerned person. But most of the children are unaware of these rights and they are not safeguarded.
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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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