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governing body

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.



Completion report of Convergence
 Workshop for Strengthening of
Child Protection System


Awareness program on Online Services: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Pothnal organized awareness program on online Services to the women and youth on 17th of April 2019 at Vimukti premises. Bridge IT Module lead Mr. Chanabasava, Mr. Gangagappa and Mrs. Nirmala Cluster leaders were the resource persons who enlightened the stakeholders regarding various online services and its importance in today’s society in length. They also explained how to find out various online services, how to apply and how to do online payment so on. In the Afternoon sessions vimukti entrepreneurs share their experience through their personal case studies, which motivated the stakeholders very much. Nearly 126 women and youth attended and benefited from this program.
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Community Awareness Program on Health and Education: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal in collaboration with Capuchin Province of Emilia- Romagna Bologna organized awareness’ program on Health and Education in two villages of our working area. The campaigns were related to women’s health, drug and alcohol abuse, adolescent health education, HIV/AIDS, sanitation hygiene, child marriage, personal counseling, and dowry system and invest efforts to educate the community through a variety of communication tools. Nearly 152 women and children benefited from this program.
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Bridget IT- Digital Entrepreneur Program Vimukti Pothnal:
Introduction: In recent years, there has been paradigm shift in the development of youth in India with a huge focus on livelihood development through micro entrepreneurship. A severe lack of job opportunities for youth, especially rural youth, has led to entrepreneurship, even at the micro level, as a necessary and viable alternative for livelihood generation. Providing the opportunity for youth to successfully start and run a small business will improve rural economy and lead tobetter quality of life for the youth, their families, andtheir communities. Promoting rural enterprise will also serve as a key to stem the migration of youth and bring about a reduction in the number of youth who moveaway from their communities in search of employment elsewhere.
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Warm and Hearty welcome to French Friend Ophélie de Boisdeffre to Vimukti Pothnal:
Vimukti Charitable Trust was indeed glad to receive our French friend Ophélie de Boisdeffre on 8th April 2019. Fr. Sathish Fernandes the Vimukti Director and the staff members welcomed her cordially. She was received to the campus with the Indian traditional welcome. She was extremely happy to meet and relive her old memories of 2014. She visited the villages and observed each and everything along with the staff. The rich and variety of culture, tradition, social problems and other various issues related to the people and she is indeed made her short visit as fruitful one. She carried the treasure of experience from Pothnal.
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Personality development camps for Adolescent girls: Vimukti Pothnal
Vimukti Charitable Trust® Pothnal organized programs on personality development camps in the targeted villages of Manvi taluka. Our Adolescent Girls Training Program is focuses on building adolescent girls’ capacities for individual empowerment and social survival especially in patriarchal environments that do not value and respect the rights of girls and women. VCT tackles gender inequality head on to ensure that women and girls become advocates for their human rights and build their self-esteem and self-worth. The program further provides knowledge and skills that empower girls to detect and deal with children’s rights violations and provides them with critical thinking skills. Our program covers important life skills so girls gain the knowledge of their rights and confidence to demand their right to stay in school, reduce gender-based violence, and avoid early pregnancy and marriage, child marriage, child trafficking, school dropouts and to avoid all kinds of fear and superstitions beliefs, prevalent in the villages.
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Vimukti organized Voters’ Awareness Week and its Importance through Rallies: Vimukti Pothnal
In democracy, it is not simply enough to inform voters about election dates. In order to help the electorates take an informed decision, it is quintessential to sensitize them about the importance of participating in the electoral process. Moreover, voters need to be educated about the process and made aware of the political parties, their manifestos, backgrounds of the contesting candidates and armed several other information to help them cast an ‘enlightened’ vote. Vimukti staff along with village leaders has stepped forward to spread the word about importance of voting and the right to vote. In this connection, a Voters’ Awareness Week was organized by vimukti Pothnal. The awareness drive about the right to vote was successfully conducted under the guidance of the Vimukti at Pothnal town as well as at targeted villages. The students and community leaders actively participated in the campaign. Even the first-time voters were also a part of the drive; they spread awareness about the right to vote and also the importance of this right.
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Vimukti at Pothnal: Passage of Service 2010 - 2019
From 2010 onwards, it is Fr. Sathish Fernandes who took reigns of Vimukti at Pothnal and extended its patronage to the taluk, 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 2019 have been the following: Analysing 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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Training on Women and legal Rights: Vimukti Pothnal
“A woman is like the full circle. Within her is the power to create nurture and transform”- Diane Mariechild
Vimukti Charitable trust® organized training on Women and legal rights and celebrated International Women’s Day at VCT center Pothnal on 30th of March, 2019. Mrs. Jecenitha Vimukti campaign facilitator welcomed the Resource Person and the participants and added that down the ages women themselves have been in the forefront to seek justice and rights enshrined to them under the constitution of India. 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, The Resource Person, Mrs. Nilamper Begam. Gvt.high school Headmistress, Pothnal covered multiple subjects like, Domestic Violence, Immoral Trafficking Act-1956, Indecent Representation of women Prohibition Act 1986, Maternity benefit Act-1961, Medical termination of Pregnancy Act 1971, Family court Act-1984, National commission for women’s rights-1990, Sexual harassment of women at work place-2013, Code of criminal procedure- 1973, Benefits to women from Government Departments and Child rights.
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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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