Service Offered Data

Communicable Diseases
•  Helimenthiasic
•  Chicken pox

Non communicable diseases
•  Heart Diseases
•  Diabetus mellitus

Adolescent Care Services
•  Additional supply of vitamins and
   minerals More+

Services Offering

•  Preventive Services
•  Curative Services
•  MCH Services
•  School Health Services
•  Adolescent Clinic
•  National health programmes

Project Justification

The FCDP has been rendering yeomen service to the poor and needy of the coastal belt of Kollam District since 1985. It was a time when more than half the fisher folk were living in deplorable conditions.

Milestones In The History Of Fcdp


FCDP started to build low-cost houses for the poorer coastal people. Thus 25 concrete houses were built and given to 25 beneficiaries. The Kalidasa Kala Kendram of Kollam staged their drama “Shanghumudra” to raise funds for the construction of the new FCDP office building. We also started the construction of the FCDP office building


Due to requests of the coastal fisher folk and the various organizations under FCDP as well as its Board members, the Salesian provincial appointed Fr. Jose Koyickal SDB as its full- time Director from 1995. This enhanced the status and functioning of FCDP in all aspects. Fr. Jose Koyickal SDB, Director of FCDP, and Mrs. Rebecca Kurien, a consultant took steps to make the Theeradesa Mahila Sangahatana (Coastal Women’s Society) an independent society. Thus was born Theeradesa Mahila Society (TMS) which was registered as a separate society on November 21, 1995. There are coastal youth not involved in fishing activities. We started the Non-Fishermen Youth Group as a platform for addressing their problems and involving their participation in the development.


Fr. Varghese Puthangady SDB, Chairman and Mr. Lawrence Asst. Director of FCDP bought 11 Cents of land in Pallithottam for the purpose of building the offices of FCDP. For this we had to use FCDP’s Capital fund.


We ventured a program of digging wells in the coastal areas with the participation of the coastal people themselves, to supply good drinking water. 10 such wells were dug in different areas, which are maintained and used well by the people.

We now gave effect to the process of making the coastal women’s organization into an independent organization, and for the purpose we formed their ad hoc committee consisting of 15 coastal women.

Under the combined auspices of FCDP and Indian Homeopathy society, we started Homeo treatments and free distribution of homeo medicines.

We also started, with the participation of the coastal people themselves, a programme to make and give to each coastal family a modern toilet with its own septic tank. We were able to build 637 of such toilets.


We started the Men’s Forum (Fishermen Youth Group) with activities for all the 5 coastal areas.


FCDP started the Vanitha Forum, which is the platform of the coastal married women to address all the social problems facing them in managing their families. Don Bosco Career Guidance and Youth Development Programme also started functioning under FCDP and the Quilon don Bosco society. A 3 month-long training in Home Science was, for the first time, conducted for the coastal women.

Due to the scarcity of fish in the sea and the high cost of mechanization of the boats, FCDP started a Training Course for the use of Sails for the Fishing boats.


FCDP started activities specifically for the coastal women, and children. It started the Vanithavedi which is the platform for addressing the problems facing unmarried women and Balavedi to cater to the all- around development of children below the age of 14.


Due to the great expansion of the activities of the Fish Auctioning Centers it was found necessary to establish them as an independent registered society called Fishermen Welfare society (FWS) to look after the fish Auctioning activities and fish Marketing Centers of the five coastal areas.

FCDP intensified the Non- Formal Education programmes, and also started Evening Tuition classes.


On 14 November 1984 FCDP was registered as a society under the Travancore Cochin Literary Scientific Charitable Societies Act.


Fish Auction Centers became popular with about 85% of the fishermen in these five coastal areas now becoming the members.
It was at this time that the Theeradesa Mahila Sanghatana (Coastal Women’s Society) and the Non -Formal Education programme were started by FCDP.


An elected Advisory Committee of 22 members including the Secretary of the Quilon Don Bosco Society was formed to advise and evaluate the activities of FCDP.
Introduction of Mechanized Boats in the traditional methods of fishing. FCDP Started Fish Auctioning Centers, first at Mundakkal west, and later in Pallithottam, Vaddy, Thangassery, Moothakkara and Port Kollam.


Fr. Sebastian John, another Salesian priest, continued these Salesian activities for the fisher folk very efficiently and effectively as the co-coordinator, while Fr. Louis Panikulangara worked as the director of these activities now christened as “Fishermen community Development Programme “ (FCDP)


Late Fr. Louis Panikulangara, a Salesian priest, extended the above activities up to Thangassery from Pallithottam. His services for the fisher folk deserve special mention.


Brother Kurien Katticaren, a Salesian Brother, succeeded in getting the local fishermen to cooperate with him to organize and to sell their catches by auction and to start their own fixed deposit scheme.


The Salesians of Don Bosco, Under the leadership of late Fr. C.P. Joseph, took charge of the Thope parish (Pallithottam) and started social development activities in the name of Quilon Don Bosco society.