At the function held at FCDP on 6th Feb 2023, Two Piaggio Ape autos were distributed to women as part of the We-Auto project. Mr. Sarath Chandran (JRTO, Kunnathoor) handed over the keys and flagged off the autos. In his inaugural speech, he mentioned that the We-Auto project of FCDP is a good example of women empowerment. The keys were handed over to Mrs. Shajitha and Mrs. Jaya Roy. Till now, FCDP has provided 17 electric autos to coastal women.
Mrs. Agnes John (Chairperson, FCDP) presided over the function and Fr. Joby Sebastian (Director, FCDP) delivered the welcome address and Mr. Ashiq Shahjahan (Kollam District Head, Piaggio) felicitated. Smt. Veronica Antony concluded the ceremony with the vote of thanks. About 40 people including Board and staff of FCDP participated in the event.
The We-auto project proposes to provide 32 e-autos for women in an effort to overcome gender stereotypes and make women earning members of families. It is inspiring to note that the women beneficiaries are earning between Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 45,000 per month.