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Entrepreneurship Development Programme - 24th March 2021

An Entrepreneurship Development Programme was organized at FCDP on 24th March 2021 for the batches who successfully completed their respective skill training programmes. Certificates of merit were awarded to the students trained in fish and food processing...............
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World Happiness Day Celebrated - 20th March 2021

The members of Don Bosco youth forum celebrated World Happiness Day on Saturday, 20th March, 2021. The program was led by Fr. Joseph Thandel sdb and kickstarted with an action song that reminded the importance of the day, that is, world happiness day..............
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Third workshop for organic farming - 20th March 2021

The third workshop for organic farming was conducted at FCDP hall on Saturday, 20.03.2021. The resource person for the workshop was Ms. Nimina. The women shared their first-hand experience on their organic kitchen garden which they.............
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International consumer rights day celebration - 15th March 2021

International consumer rights day celebration was celebrated at FCDP hall on 15 th March 2021. It was inaugurated by Mr. Muhammed Ibrahim, President, consumer dispute resolution commission, Kollam. The function was organised by the Kollam district.............
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A one-day outdoor cooking picnic - 13th March 2021

A one-day outdoor cooking picnic was organised for the members of the Don Bosco Youth Forum on Saturday, 13th March 2021. It turned out to be a wonderful experience of being together, helping each other and enjoying a very tasty lunch.............
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An awareness for financial - 9th March 2021

An awareness for financial inclusion for the fishermen community was organized at FCDP by the Reserve Bank of India on 9th March 2021. Smt. Reena Susan Chacko, Lead District Manager, Kollam, welcomed the gathering. Lead District Officer,............
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'International Women's Day - 8th March 2021

The 'International Women's Day was celebrated on Monday, March 8, 2021, at Rotary Hall, Kollam under the auspices of the Theeradesa Mahila Society (TMS) and Fishermen Community Development Programme (FCDP) Kollam. ............
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A training session for Don Bosco Youth Forum - 27th February 2021

A training session for Don Bosco Youth Forum was held on Saturday, 27th February 2021. The session was led by Rev. Fr. Robin SDB, on the theme youth empowerment. Regular activities which included group discussion, debates, games, etc. were conducted. ...........
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Don Bosco Youth Forum - 20th February 2021

Don Bosco Youth Forum met together again for a training session on group building on Saturday, 20th February 2021. The resource person was Rev. Fr. Robin sdb. The session included games, group discussions, debates and other team building activities. ...........
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Don Bosco Tailoring Centre gets Extra Power - 12th February 2021

Don Bosco Tailoring Centre gets Extra Power: Thanks to the generosity of our donor, the Don Bosco Tailoring Centre, under FCDP received four more power machines. The high speed Jack brand power machines means much to the women engaged in stitching here...........
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The youth wing of FCDP - 6th February 2021

The youth wing of FCDP underwent a leadership training program on 6th February 2021. The program was led by Fr. Robin and Br. Joseph Paul. The topic for group discussion was benefits and pitfalls of online classes. The sessions were interspersed with party ..........
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Third training program was organised for first batch of women entrepreneurs - 6th February 2021

A third training program was organised for first batch of women entrepreneurs under the Women Empowerment through Livelihood and Entrepreneurship program under FCDP. The event held on 06th February 2021 focussed on 'Credit sources and linkage'. ..........
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Glimpses of Food processing training - 2nd February 2021

Glimpses of Food processing training for the fourth batch of coastal women. The training programme was led by Mr Ajay Shankar, Kaushal Acharya Awardee. ..........
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Workshop on Group Management - 30th January 2021

A workshop on Group Management was conducted today at FCDP for another set of entrepreneurs. The resource person for the workshop was Fr. Robin. 30 new entrepreneurs participated in the workshop. ..........
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SHG Leadership training program was organized at FCDP - 29th January 2021

An SHG Leadership training program was organized at FCDP. The chief guests for the program were Mrs Cecily Kumari, Circle Inspector, Women Cell, Kollam and Dr. Sindha H Mendez, Chairperson, FCDP. The first session of the program was led by ..........
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Migrant Help Desk Kollam has organised a training program for migrants at Don Bosco college Kottiyam - 24th January 2021

Migrant Help Desk Kollam has organised a training program for migrants at Don Bosco college Kottiyam. Chadyamangalam ALO Mr Anil, Mr Sreekumar (JHI), Sister Asha, Director, Prathyasha Fr. Tony Director, KISMAT and Fr Joby Sebastian, ..........
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SHG Leadership training program was organized at FCDP - 16th January 2021

An SHG Leadership training program was organized at FCDP. The chief guests for the program were Mr Krishna Kumar, Circle Inspector of Excise, and Sr. Asha, Director, Prathyasha. The first session of the program was led by Mr Binu George, ..........
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Certificates of merit were awarded to the students trained in computer courses - 14th January 2021

After months of training and examination, Certificates of merit were awarded to the students trained in computer courses. Mr. SasiNadakkal, Director at JanshikshanSansthan was the chief guest for the program. Mr. B Chandra Mohan, ex-General manager..........
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FCDP and TMS organized a SHG leadership program for the women of fisherfolk, Kollam - 11th January 2021

Fishermen Community Development Programme (FCDP) and Theeradesa Mahila Society (TMS) organized a SHG leadership program for the women of fisherfolk, Kollam. The SHG leadership program program was led by Adv. Lakshmipriya (Centre Administrator, ..........
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FCDP and TMS organized a health awareness program for the youth of fisherfolk, Kollam - 10th January 2021

Fishermen Community Development Programme (FCDP) and Theeradesa Mahila Society (TMS) organized a health awareness program for the youth of fisherfolk, Kollam. The health awareness program was led by Ms Ancy B Kairali (Project Officer, ..........
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Don Bosco Youth Forum conducted a meeting at Thangassery - 09th January 2021

Don Bosco Youth Forum conducted a meeting at Thangassery division on 09.01.2021 at 04:00pm. The first meeting of the newly formed group hosted 12 members. The importance of Don Bosco Youth Forum was communicated to them by the ..........
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Don Bosco Youth Forum conducted a meeting at Pallithottam - 06th January 2021

Don Bosco Youth Forum conducted a meeting at Pallithottam division on 06.01.2021 at 04:00pm. The first meeting of the newly formed group hosted 16 members. The task given to them for the day was to identify problems in their own community ..........
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WELivE Workshop – 2 for Kitchen Gardening - 30th December 2020

As part of the WELivE (Women Empowerment through Livelihood and Entrepreneurship) project, a one day workshop on Organic Farming and Kitchen Gardening was organized at FCDP hall on 30th December 2020. The resource person for the workshop ..........
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Christmas Celebration - 23 Dec 2020

FCDP & TMS Board and staff celebrate Christmas at FCDP. ..........
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Award to Mr. Alan Samuel Placid - 13th Dec 2020

FCDP's KISMAT (Kerala Interstate Migrant's Alliance for Transformation) Coordinator Mr. Alan Samual Placid was honoured with an award from the District Disaster Management team, Kollam on behalf of Trauma Care and Road Accident Aid Centre in Kollam (TRACK) ..........
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World Human Rights Day Observed - 10th Dec 2020

World Human Rights Day was observed on the initiative of the Human Rights Federation (HRF) Kollam District Committee and Fishermen Community Development Programme (FCDP). Dr Anuroop (RMO, Kollam).inaugurated the program. ..........
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Cake Fest - 3rd Dec 2020

A cake fest was held at FCDP hall on 03rd December 2020 as part of the food processing training. After the successful completion of two consecutive batches of cake making training, varieties of scrumptious cakes were brought together by the students ..........
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WELivE Workshop for budding entrepreneurs - 1st Dec 2020

A one-day workshop was organized at FCDP Hall as part of the WELivE project on Friday, 1st December 2020 in accordance with the Covid protocol. The workshop was held for the budding women entrepreneurs of the coastal region on the theme - ..........
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Condolence meeting to remember late Mrs. Jane Lawrence - 28th Nov 2020

“If we live, we live for the Lord; and if we die, we die for the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.” (Romans 14:8) With deep sadness in our hearts, we remember our beloved Jane Teacher. She left for her heavenly abode on 23rd November 2020. ..........
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Cake Making training - 23rd Nov 2020

A glimpse from the cake making sessions held at FCDP hall, as part of the food processing training. Mrs. Roshna Jackson (A Square Cakes) led the sessions for the batch of 15 trainees. Awonderful timewith a variety of delicious homely cakes! ..........
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E-auto rickshaw driving training for women by FCDP - 16th Nov 2020

E-auto rickshaw driving training for women was flagged off on 16.11.2020 by the Kollam Regional Transport Officer – Mr. Rajeev at a small function hosted by Fishermen Community Development Programme. As part of the FCDP’s ..........
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Visit by the Provincial, Fr. Joyce Thonikkuzhiyil SDB - 9th Nov 2020

Fr. Joyce Thonikkuzhiyil SDB, head (Provincial) of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Bangalore, visited FCDP on 09th November 2020. He was accorded a warm welcome by the board and staff. Dr.Sindha Mendez (Chairperson, FCDP) gave the ..........
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Don Bosco Youth Forum meeting - 3rd Nov 2020

Don Bosco Youth Forum, a wing of the Don Bosco Coastal Forum is ready to take off with its highly talented and enthusiastic members. The forum provides youth opportunities for developing social capacity, increasing confidence, ..........
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Inauguration of COVID Help Desk - 12th Oct 2020

As the community spread of COVID-19 is increasing rapidly, Fishermen Community Development programme (FCDP) and TheeradesaMahila Society have officially begun a Covid helpdesk to assist people who are acutely in need. ..........
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Scholarship Award for students who excelled in SSLC exams - 9th Oct 2020

At a simple event organized at FCDP office, E. A Joseph Earayil and Agnes Joseph Earayil Memorial scholarships were awarded to students who excelled in SSLC exams 2020. The Chief Guest at the function, Mr. C P VenukuttanPilla (Assistant Commissioner ..........
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Inauguration of Educational Sponsorship Programme - 7th Oct 2020

The educational sponsorship programme for the new academic year, was officially inaugurated today (7th October 2020) at the FCDP office. Inaugurating the event, Mr. Ansel Raymond, well-wisher and executive committee member ..........
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Distribution of Study Materials - 6th Oct 2020

The first phase of the distribution study materials to deserving students from the fishermen community was inaugurated at FCDP today (6th October 2020). The kits consisting mainly of books were given as a number of financially weak ..........
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WELivE workshop for Kitchen Gardening - 16th Sept 2020

A workshop was held for the women of Mundakkal West to encourage and support them to begin kitchen or roof top gardening, as per the covid protocols. Mrs. Edna Freddy, the resource person, shared her experience and provided ..........
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Mahabali’s surprise visit at Vishappinu Vida - 2nd September 2020

Vishappinu Vida' is a joint programme of FCDP & TMS to provide a meal every day to the poor, aged and sick. While the fear of COVID-19 pandemic restricted all celebrations, a surprise visit by Mahabali personally providing food ..........
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Formation of COVID cluster - 16th August

In order to meet the challenges of Covid-19 pandemic, Don Bosco COVID cluster as formed on 16th August 2020. The meeting was inaugurated by Smt. Vinitha Vincent, Pallithottam Councillor. The team intervened to help out people living ..........
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Honouring CI of Excise Mr. J.P Andrews & supporting financially weak students for online education - 30th July 2020

At a simple function held at FCDP office on 30 July 2020, Mr J.P. Andrews, Circle Inspector, Excise handed over television and smart phone to needy students as part of the ongoing COVID-19 relief activities. In its effort to support ..........
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COVID Awareness drive - 21st July 2020

Over the past week, COVID-19 cases have hiked to over 700 in the state. As part of the ongoing prevention and relief activities, FCDP, with the support of the police department, continues to create awareness through public announcement ..........
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50th Birthday Celebration of Fr. Joby Sebastian - 4th July 2020

On Saturday, 4th July, FCDP family celebrated the 50th birthday of Fr. Joby Sebastian (Director, FCDP & TMS). The function became a space for the staff as well as the well-wishers to extend their greetings and good wishes. ..........
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Support to NRIs and online education - 2nd July 2020

As part of the continuous efforts of FCDP towards supporting financially weak students to access digital education and assist expatriates and their families affected by Covid 19, on 1st July 2020, Mr. Devarajan (Circle Inspector of police, Pallithottam) ..........
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Support to students for online education - 26th June, 2020

Continuing the efforts to chip in to assist students and families of expatriates in difficult situations, FCDP and TMS distributed televisions, smart phones and grocery kits for the third consecutive day. At the function held at FCDP office on Friday, 26th June 2020 ..........
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Support for online education - 25th June, 2020

As continuation to Covid Relief Activities Fishermen Community Development Programme (FCDP) and TheeradesaMahila Society (TMS) in collaboration with Don Bosco Breads Bangalore provided Televisions and smart phones to the most deserving students ..........
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Support for online education - 24th June, 2020

FCDP and TMS have entered the second phase of Covid Relief Operations. At a simple function held today (June 24, 2020) at the FCDP office, Mr. Pradeep (Sub-Inspector, Traffic Police Station, Ashram) distributed television kits to a family of two students and food ..........
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Support for online education - 19th June, 2020

FCDP and TMS entered another phase of Covid relief activities today. In a simple ceremony held today (19th June 2020) Mr Devarajan (Circle Inspector, Janamaithri police, Pallithottam), handed over a TV to a family of three students at Pallithottam. ..........
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Support to migrants under KISMAT project - 8th June, 2020

BREADS’ KISMAT (Kerala Interstate Migrants Alliance for Transformation) project team members engaged with migrant workers during the COVID 19 lockdowns to solve various issues in 11 districts of Kerala. KISMAT worked very closely with ..........
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Celebrating World Environment Day - 5th June, 2020

On friday, 5th June, on the occasion of World Environment Day, the staffs and members of Fishermen Community Development Programme (FCDP) marked the day by planting a tree at Vishappinu Vida Centre, Mundakkal. The sapling of a mango tree was planted by Mr Douglas Victor, ..........
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Mask distribution to TRACK volunteers - 20th April, 2020

1000 Face Masks prepared by FCDP Kollam was handed over to Mr Ranjith for TRACK volunteers. Till date the FCDP team has prepared over 35000 masks. ..........
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Grocery Kits distribution to migrants - 14th April,2020

Corona Relief Activities of FCDP & TMS continue with even more vigour. Thanks to Breads Bangalore and generous benefactors, till date, 300 (three hundred only) grocery kits have been distributed among the most deserving families ..........
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Mask Distribution to S.S. Samithi AbhayaKendram - 9th April,2020

FCDP has distributed masks among 450 inmates of S.S Samithi AbhayaKendram. Under the guidance of TRACK (Trauma care road accident aid centre Kollam) Secretary George. F. Xavier, FCDP coordinators Ms’ Greta Raju and ..........
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First Set of Mask Distribution - 18th March,2020

First set of masks being handed over to Mr Samson from FWS by Mrs Gretta (FCDP Coordinator) for distribution at lelahall (Auction hall) port Kollam..........
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Awareness class against Corona Virus – 14th March 2020

An awareness class on the Precautions to be taken against Corona virus was organized for the fisher folk. The meeting held at Don Bosco Nagar had a participation of 45 women from different SHG groups.........
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Women’s Day Celebration – 7th March 2020

Theeradesa Mahila Society along with FCDP, Kollam celebrated International Women's Day on 7th March 2020. The program organized in collaboration with the Kollam Excise Department and District Legal Services Society began with the scooter .........
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Awareness and Training class on Trauma Care and Road Accident Aid – 15th February 2020

FCDP, Kollam in association with T.R.A.C.K. (Trauma Care and Road Accident Aid Centre in Kollam) organized an Awareness come Training class for the fishermen community of the coastal area of.........
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Awareness Program on Corona Virus – 12th February 2020

Fishermen Community Development Programme and Theeradesa Mahila Society together organized an awareness programme on corona virus. District Medical Officer Dr. Sandhya led the programme and given information’s........
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Don Bosco Children's Forum - 8th February 2020

The meeting of Don Bosco Children's Forum was held on 8th February 2020. Over of 51 children from the Pallithottam section of DBCF participated in the function. The program held at FCDP hall began with ........
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Farewell to senior staff Mrs. Mable Xavier – 29th January 2020

FCDP & TMS members bade a farewell to their senior staff Mrs. Mable Xavier during the farewell function held on Wednesday (29-01-2020). All the speakers highlighted the hard work and commitment........
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Christmas Fair and Food Fest - 29. 21,22 December 2019

FCDP – TMS jointly hosted Christmas Fair and Food Fest on December 21 and 22 at Rotary Club Hall, Kollam. While promoting self-help ventures of coastal women and introducing various products.........
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Don Bosco Children's Forum – 14th December 2019

The inaugural session of Don Bosco Children's Forum was held on 14th December. The first batch consisted of 56 children from the Pallithottam section. The session held at FCDP hall was monitored by Mr. Anoopraj (Project Coordinator) in the presence ..........
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House Warming Ceremony - 10th December 2019

Fishermen Community Development Programme and Kollam Corporation have jointly built a new house for the Panitas family. Through such initiatives, FCDP aims at protecting children and women by providing housing........
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Workshop for Don Bosco Youth Forum - 30th November 2019

On 30th November 2019, FCDP & TMS organized a workshop for Don Bosco Youth Forum. The programme was led by Mr. Edwin Joseph (Managing Director, Winser Exports, Cochin). The workshop focused on improving the leadership ..........
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Training for SHG members on Financial inclusion and credit building - 23 November 2019

Training Workshop conducted by FCDP & TMS on Financial inclusion and credit building for SHG members today (23 November 2019). The training was conducted to help enhance the knowledge of the banking system and to improve ........
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Inaguartion of Legal Services Clinic - 13th November 2019

On 13th November 2019 the Legal Services Clinic was officially inaugurated at Fishermen community Development Programme by the Kollam District Legal Services Authority. The Honorable Secretary & Sub-Judge, Mrs. Subitha Chirakkal........
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Don Bosco PSC Coaching Centre – 10th November 2019

The preliminary meeting and interviews for the first batch of Don Bosco PSC Coaching Institute was held today at 4.30 pm in FCDP Hall at Palithottam. The first batch of 20 members is guided by Mr. Andrews (S I, Excise). ........
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“Mazhavillu” - an intervention programme for adolescents – 9th October 2019

“Mazhavillu” - an intervention programme for adolescents conducted by FCDP & TMS in collaboration with District Mental Health Programme, Kollam. The programme was inaugurated by Dr. Harikumar .... Read More


Official Visit by Don Bosco JuWe – 29th October 2019

Mr. Markus Burri ( Director, DB JuWe ) and Ms. Monica Jenni ( Project Manager, Asia-DB JuWe) from Don Bosco Jugendhilfe WeltWeit (JuWe) Switzerland, along with Rev. Fr. Joy Nedumparambil (Director, Breads Bangalore) .........
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Training program on cake making - 29 October 2019

One day training program on cake making was organized at FCDP on 29 October 2019, under the guidance of Master Chef Mr.Ajay Shankar. 20 students took part in the training, where they learnt the ....
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Handicraft training – 21st October 2019

Second session of handicraft training was organized at FCDP under the guidance of master craftsman Mr. Abraham Raman. The three day training which began on 21st October was intended to polish........
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Musical Drama on the theme "Drugs and Suicides" – 20th October 2019

On 20th October 2019, Don Bosco Youth Forum - the youth wing of Fishermen Community Development Programme and Theeradesha Mahila Society, Pallithottam - staged a musical drama on.....
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Distribution of Learner's Licenses – 19th October 2019

In the function held at FCDP hall on 19 October 2019, Learner's Licenses were distributed to select members of the first phase of training specially organized for fishermen community by the motor vehicles department .....
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Food Fest – 18th October 2019

The food fest marking the conclusion of the final batch of fish and food processing training given under the guidance of Mr. Ajay Shankar was held today 18th October at 12 30 pm. Organized under the......
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Training programme for the volunteers of Theeradesha Lahari Vimukta Vanitha Samithi – 12th October 2019

To curb rising alcohol and drug use along the coastal area of Kollam, Fishermen Community Development Program and Theeradesha Mahila Society, organized one day training programme for .....
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Food Processing training – 3rd October 2019

Glimpses from the Fish and Food Processing training organized by FCDP and TMS. The training is organized as part of the efforts to ensure sustainable economic activities and to introduce new entrepreural ......
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Training session on the prevention of suicides – 2nd October 2019

Teen suicide is a growing health concern around the world and is the second-leading cause of death among youth. While the district of Kollam ranks highest in the incidence of suicides, the rising tide......
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Self-Defence and Empowerment among Coastal Youth of Kollam - 2nd October 2019

FCDP & TMS in collaboration with Crime Branch Department, Kollam (Nirbhaya Cell) on 2nd October held the first session for our newly established Don Bosco Youth Forum at FCDP Hall, Pallithottam.....
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Vishappinu Vida goes green takes new strides in Women Empowerment. – 30th September 2019

At a moving function held at visappinu vida office on Monday (30/09/2019), Mr Franklin the hitherto auto driver of Visappinu Vida, handed over the baton to Mrs Rini, the new driver. For the last two and ......
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Medical Camp - 29 September 2019

Fishermen Community Development Programme and Theeradesa Mahila Society Kollam organized pediatric medical camp for the children up to age 12 at FCDP hall, today (29 September 2019)........
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Paper Bag Training – 19-21 September 2019

The possibilities for an entrepreneur never die, if she has the will to strive. The three-day Entrepreneurship Development Program, which focused on fostering paper bag making entrepreneurships, .......
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Two-wheeler license scheme for fishermen – 9th September 2019

The Hon. Kollam Mayor Adv. V. Rajendra Babu inaugurated the two-wheeler license scheme for fishermen off Kollam coastal belt. The event was held at the FCDP Hall on Monday 9/09/19 at 3 pm.......
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FCDP-TMS Onam Celebration – 7th September 2019

FCDP-TMS celebrated Onam, along with the board members, in the presence of Rev. Fr. Joe Fernandez SDB, Director, Boys Home, Mundakkal and Br. Bijo SDB. Various games and cultural programs........
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Vishappinu Vida Lucky Draw – 7th September 2019

"Giving is not just about donation, It is about making a difference" Lucky draw of Vishappinu Vida was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Sepharin, Procurator of Kollam Diocese at the function held today at 10.00 am in .........
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Entrepreneurship Development Program – 26th August 2019

Glimpses from the Entrepreneurship Development Program organized by Fishermen Community Development Programme, towards empowering women of the fishermen community. The Program was led .....
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Don Bosco Youth Forum – 23rd August 2019

Don Bosco Youth Forum under the aegis of the Fishermen Community Development Program was officially inaugurated in the presence of a large gathering of youth at the function held at FCDP Hall, Kollam......
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Dance Movement Therapy – 17th August 2019

In order to inculcate and nurture reflective thinking, effective team work and self confidence among the adolescents, a one-day "Dance Movement Therapy" was organized at St Stephen's Parish Hall, .......
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Women Empowerment Rally and Public Meeting – 10th August 2019

In Collaboration with Fisherman Community Development Program and Coastal Women Committee for liquor and Drug Prevention, a women empowerment rally and public meeting was conducted on August 10, 2019. ........
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Artisan card and certificate distribution ceremony – 5th August 2019

Artisan cards and certificates were distributed to coastal women who are successfully completed the various skill training programs (Palliative care, Computer courses, Tailoring, Food processing and ........
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Flood Relief Scholarship Distribution – June 28th

In collaboration with Indiana Malayali Association (IMA), FCDP provided financial assistance to twelve students from the fishermen community, pursuing professional courses. This was organized as a part of........
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Entrepreneurship Development Program – May 27th

As part of the skill training program, an entrepreneurship training program was conducted which involved eighty- five participants. These participants were trainees from autorikshaw driving, food processing ........
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Vishappinu Vida – May 26th

As the project Vishappinu Vida, an initiative to feed the hungry elderly people, successfully completed its two years, a celebration was held to mark its anniversary. Over hundred elderly people benefit ........
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Drug Prevention Drive in Coastal Area – May 22th

In collaboration with Excise department of Kollam, a drug prevention campaign in coastal area was organized to bring on awareness on the darker sides of drug abuse and also to emphasize the need for a........
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Pratheeksha (hope) – May 21th

More than a hundred students, from the financially backward families were gifted with schoolbags, notebooks, uniforms and other necessary stationary and study materials. Deputy Excise Commissioner ........
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SHG Leadership Training Program – May 20th

The program marked the convergence of 40 SHG groups, from which 80 participants underwent the leadership training under Br. Anoop S. The training focused on the ways in which the women of the coastal........
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Visit by Rev. Fr. Guillermo Basanes – May 8th

As the representative of Major Rector of the Salesians of Don Bosco, Rev. fr. Gullermo Basanes visited FCDP&TMS and interacted with the staff. Rev. Fr. Basanes appreciated the yeoman service of FCPD........
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Food Processing Training – May 2nd

One month course on food processing under the guidance of Mr. Ajay Shankar was organized. More than 200 food varieties were covered under this course and the marketing possibilities of the products were .........
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Drug Awareness Campaign for Migrant Laborers – March 23th

In connection with KISMAT (Kerala Interstate Migrants Alliance for Transformation) and Kollam Excise department AthidhiMilaab was organized. It was inaugurated by Excise Circle Inspector Mr. Noushad. ........
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Patron’s Feast Celebrated – March 19th

St Joseph’s feast, the patron saint of ‘Vishappinu Vida’ was commemorated along with Payasam distribution, ........
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Commendation Meeting – March 12th

Ms Sindha Mendez, chairperson of FCDP was awarded with Women Excellence Award by Kerala Latin women association for her significant contributions to the socio-cultural fields. Felicitation meeting was........
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International Women’s Day Celebrations – March 8th

With regard to the international women’s day celebration, a rally of 400 women and a seminar on ‘Balance for Better’ was conducted which was followed by a public meeting, which was inaugurated ........
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Women’s Day Bike Rally – March 7th

Prior to the women’s day celebration, awareness bike rally was organized with women volunteers. The rally was from Kollam beach to FCDP office through Thankassery. Adv. Vinitha Vincent flagged........
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Inauguration of Renovated Office Building – March 5th

The new FCDP&TMS office renovated with better facilities and arrangements was inaugurated by ........
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One Day Food Processing Training – March 1st

One day food processing class was conducted in which seven women took part in the training........
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Dental Care Camp – Feb 24th

Lord’s Anthony and Clara group in collaboration with FCDP conducted the dental care camp, headed by Dr. Rinsi Simon. The second consecutive camp was held in memory of her late brother Anthony. .......
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Workshop on Crafting – Feb 21-24

A four day workshop on crafting was organized for women of the coastal areas, so as to open up new livelihood opportunities. The workshop was led by Master craftsman J. Abraham Raman, under whom........
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Youth Council to Address Drug Abuse – 16th Feb

A youth council meeting was held to discuss about the possibilities of conducting campaigns and programs to bring down the drug abuse among youths of coastal areas of Kollam. The meeting organized........
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Brave Deeds Receive Recognition – 13th Feb

In collaboration with the Indian Academy of Pediatrics (IAP) of Kollam district and Child Benefit Society, a ceremony was held to praise the heroic act of the fishermen community during the floods. Twenty fishermen ........
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One day trip – 7th Feb

One day trip was organized to bring together all staff who work under Kollam Don Bosco Salesian institutions. Around forty staff from FCDP&TMS, St. Stephen’s church, Thoppe, Childline Kollam and DBTech.........
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Women empowerment Workshop – 5th Feb

A workshop on women empowerment was organized, in which the Women Protection Officer of Kollam, Smt. Tessy Abraham and Adv. Beena Nizar highlighted the significance of uplifting and strengthening ........
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Christmas Celebration– 15th Dec, 2018

Staff of FCDP celebrated Christmas with all its board members. Rev. Fr. Binu, Parish Priest of St Peters church, Muthakara was the chief guest to the celebration. Bro. Ajeesh and Bro. Lijo led the cultural events.......
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Training programme – 29th Nov, 2018

As a part of Women Empowerment programme F.C.D.P and T.M.S organised a one-day training programme for women. The training focused on marketing opportunities and how to be self-reliant. ........
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The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women – 25th Nov, 2018

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women organised by Theeradesa Mahila Society (TMS) at FCDP Auditorium. The programme was inaugurated by Mrs. Vineetha Vincent (Councillor- Pallithottam). ........
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Awareness Programme on ‘Gender Equality in Development, Peace and Security’ – 5th Nov, 2018

As a part of Women Empowerment programme an awareness class on ‘Gender Equality in Development, Peace and Security’ organized at Auxilium English Medium School, Kottiyam Kollam). The aim was to create........
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Interaction on the topic ‘Future of Fishermen Community’ – 4th Nov, 2018

A team of fifteen staff and students from the Journalism Department of Don Bosco College, Angadikadavu and youth from fishermen community held an interaction on the topic ‘Future of Fishermen Community’ ........
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Livelihood Support – 27 Oct, 2018

A function was held on 27 October in the FCDP auditorium to provide livelihood for ten families affected by the flood of August 2018. The families identified at Kainakari (Kuttanad – Alappuzha) were........
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Felicitation to Students: Pratheeksha – 27 Oct, 2018

In order to felicitate the outstanding students who gained successful results in 10th and 12th, FCDP and TMS conducted a felicitation programme on 27th of October 2018. Adv. Rajendrababu, worshipful Mayor ........
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Skill training programme – 25th - 26th Sept, 2018

Skill training programme was organized for 2 days at FCDP Hall regarding the........
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Vandiperiyar – 13 Sept, 2018

Household articles were distributed at Vandiperiyar on 13th September. Given below is the list of the beneficiaries. The materials included mixer grinders, pressure cookers, mattresses, pillows etc. 31 families ........
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Kainakari – 12th Sept, 2018

Household articles were distributed at Kainakari on 12th September. The materials included........
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SHG Outlet Inauguration – 5th Sept, 2018

New initiative of FCDP-TMS to provide healthy and hygienic masala products at an affordable rate. The programme inaugurated by St. Stephen church Vicar. Rev. Fr. Sunny Uppan and Fr. Joby Sebastian .......
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Edathua, Kuttanad – 3rd Sept, 2018

On 3rd September our team went to Edathuva. The purpose of the trip was only to clean wells. Our team of 12 cleaned about 28 wells in three areas in and around the flood affected parts of Edathwa. .......
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Felicitations to Fishermen from FCDP FAMILY who participated in Rescue Operations – 2nd Sept, 2018

In order to felicitate the fishermen who were part of the rescue operations, FCDP and TMS conducted a felicitation programme on 2nd of September 2018. 150 fishermen were honored at the function. Adv. Rajendrababu, ........
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Kunnumkari, Kuttanad – 31st Aug, 2018

On 31st of August our team including Fr Sunny, the Parish Priest, laity and youth from the parish, members of FCDP and TMS, went to Kunnumkari in Kuttanad by bus. The team consisted of 32 members.........
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Clean Kerala Campaign – 26th Aug, 2018

With the support from BREADS, FCDP and TMS organized the ‘Clean Kerala Campaign’ with the purpose of helping people to clean up their houses so that they could return to their houses, after the water had receded. ........
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Vandiperiyar (Kumali) – 25th Aug, 2018

We had been receiving emergency requests from Vandiperiyar from a Tamil Muslim family who had acquaintances in Kollam. The tea garden workers here had fled to the hills as water from the Mullaperiyar ........
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Eravipuram (Kollam) – 21st Aug, 2018

As the incessant rains had caused flood at Eravipuram and Thanni, people from Tsunami flats had been shifted to camp at St. John’s High School Eravipuram. There were also people at the camp in the ITI School,........
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Ulunthi (Mavelikara) – 18th Aug, 2018

On 18th August our team left for Ullunthi (Mavelikara) in Kollam district. The Camp there was cut off as the roads were no more navigable. We had been told that without a two-engine boat, it impossible to cross ........
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Intervention during the flood of Kerala 2018

The Fishermen Community Development Programme (FCDP) and Teeradesha Mahila Society (TMS) were actively engaged in relief operations during the devastating floods that ravaged the state. ........
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Migrant Desk – 1st Aug, 2018

To address the phenomenon of Unorganized Internal Migration BREADS in Collaboration with State Labour Department has set up Migrant help desks in 12 locations of Kerala. These are meant to address the issues ........
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Kit Distribution – 28th July, 2018

As people were suffering from the rough sea wreaking havoc especially in the coastal stretch between Kakkathope and Eravipuram, rice and groceries were distributed by FCDP to the needy families from Kakkathope........
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Inauguration of Pratheeksha (Hope) – 2nd June, 2018

The new educational initiative of FCDP-TMS called ‘Pratheeksha’ (Hope) was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Anil Jose (Director of Benziger Hospital, Kollam). The programme intends to support and guide poor ........
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Women’s Day held on 8th March, 2018

The International women’s day celebration was organised by Theeradesa Mahila Society (TMS) at FCDP Auditorium. The programme was inaugurated by Mrs. Presanna Earnest (Ex. Mayor, Kollam). ........
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Skill training programme – 27th - 28th Feb, 2018

Organized a skill training programme for 2 days at FCDP Hall towards the food processing. .......
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Dental Camp – 24th Feb, 2018

A dental camp was organized by FCDP-TMS, Kollam in association with Lords Antony- Clara group........
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Skill training programme – 7th - 8th Feb, 2018

Organized a skill training programme for 2 days at FCDP Hall on food processing. ........
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Training programme – 30th - 31st Jan, 2018

Organized a skill training programme for 2 days on the Production of Home care products. ........
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Training programme – 29th Dec, 2017

Organized a skill training programme as a part of Production of Home care products. ........
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Inauguration of Don Bosco Counselling Centre – 17th Dec, 2017

Inauguration of Don Bosco Counselling Centre at FCDP-TMS office was done by Rev. Fr. Sunny Uppan. Rev. Fr. Devasiya, Dr. Sindha Mendez, Mrs. Jane Lawrence and Rev. Fr. Joby Sebastian were participated in ........
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Visited Okhi Cyclone affected regions – 15th Dec, 2017

In 2017 December 15 a team of fifty members, board and staff FCDP and TMS visited the Okhi Cyclone affected areas like Poonthura and Vizhinjam and spent the day with them. On 29 January 2018, ........
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Vishappinu Vida – 1st April, 2017

‘Vishappinu vida’ – Let us say No to Hunger, a joint charitable programme of the Fishermen Community Development Programme (FCDP) and Theeradesha Mahila Society (TMS), is designed to build ........
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Revamping of SHGs




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Women’s Day held on 8th March 2017




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World Optometric Day - 23rd March 2017




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VOLKER MASCHESKI & Visited FCDP-TMS Kollam




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Christmas Celebration




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Sr. Lucy Rose (FMA Visiting Councillor with FCDP & TMS Staff)




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Birthday Celebration of Fr. Sunny & Smt. Mini Placid FCDP staff




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Onam Celebration of FCDP & TMS




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Awereness class on drugs and Alcholisum




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Birthday




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FCDP General body




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2015 Programmes




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FCDP and TMS Staff and Board Christmas Celebrations




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Industrial visit

An industrial visit to Lulu Mall on 30th October 2015 by the students of Retail Management & BPO of DB TECH, Kollam with three faculty members (Ms.Shahira S.S, Mrs. Smitha R R, Mr. Hevin V ). The bus departed at.......
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Report of the Inaugural Ceremony

The Inaugural ceremony of the X Batch of DB.Tech, Kollam commenced with the lighting of lamp by Very Rev Fr. Joseph Sugun Leon ( Coordination of Ministries, Director (BCC),Secretary, Commission......
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Onam Celebrations of Batch IX students at DB.Tech, Kollam




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Personality Development class at DB.Tech Kollam

Dr.Cinda Hycinth Mendez (Professor,Karmala Rani Training College, Kollam)........
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Inauguration of IX Batch of DB Tech, Kollam Center

The Inauguration of the new batch ( Batch IX ) under Accenture and Quest Alliance was held on 13th July 2015 at DB Tech Kollam auditorium. Shri.TomyNapolean( Councillor,Pallithottam ) inaugurated ......
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Inauguration of Insurence Policy

HAFA SUKHI BHAVA FAMILY HEALTH POLICY was Inaugurated in FCDP Hall on 4th July 2015 by very Rev.Msgr.Ferdinand Peter.(Benziger Hospital, Bishop Benziger College of Nursing Kollam & Director, ............
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Induction Report

Induction classes has been organized for the IX batch students of DB Tech Kollam from 25th May 2015 to 30th May 2015. On the first day, Fr. Sunny ( Centre Director, DB.Tech Kollam had given a warm welcome....
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Parents’ Meeting

A parent teacher conference helps to communicate to parents the areas their children are excelling in and to give them specific ideas of how to improve upon their child’s performance. Parent-Teacher.........
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Session on Donate Blood-Saves Lives

An awareness program on Blood Donation was held at DB Tech Kollam on 18 th June, 2015). Dr. Rooba George & Mrs. Sheeja were the eminent speakers in the program. Dr. Rooba (In Charge- Blood Bank, . .....
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Session on Corportate Skills

Mr. Febin R ( Senior L&D Manager , SBI Life ) took a session on Corporate Skills to the VII batch students of DB. Tech, Kollam on 10/4/2015. The session was about various skills such as, Time Management, Professional .....
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Memorable Outdoor Activity - DB Tech Kollam

Outdoor activities of Batch VIII trainees at Wonderla Kochi (24/3/2015)...
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Industrial Visit

A field visit was organized on 16th March, 2015 at RP Mall located in Kollam for Retail Domain students undertaking training at DB Tech, Kollam A group of 40 students of Retail Management accompanied ......
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FCDP and TMS Staff wished Rev. Fr. Thomas. M on his Birth day




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FCDP and TMS Celebrated the World Women's Day

FCDP and TMS celebrated the world women's day on 7.3.2015 sat. Smt.Hunny benchamine .......
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DB Tech Kollam

It’s a pleasure to inform that DB Tech; Kollam inaugurated its VIII batch on 21 February 2015. It was an occasion, where parents of the current batch students and pervious batches were also invited ......
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Customer Service in Telephonic sector

On November 24, 2014 Mr. Girish ( Manager, RBC Kollam ) was invited in DB.Tech , Kollam for a guest session on “ Importance of the Customer Service”. The session covered topics such as the tips,.......
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Careers in Retail Management

Mr. Joseph- Manager, (Retail Sector, Ecoshop) had taken an authoritative class on “Careers in Retail Management”. We were enthralled by his communication skills. We were content by his persuasiveness. .......
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A Health talk on AIDS & Its Prevention

DB.Tech Kollam conducted a guest class session on HIV/ AIDS on 19-11-2014 . The deliver the session Mrs. Rakhi Sundar (Lecturer-Bishop Benziger College of Nursing ) was invited as the resource person. .....
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Guest Class about Tuberculosis

Ms. VijayaKumar, Co-ordinator-TB Healthcentre, Kollam , had taken a guest class on 18th November 2014 about Tuberculosis . He explained about the Tuberculosis and its causes. The class was started.....
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Inauguration Report

DB Tech, Kollam Inauguration Ceremony of VII batch conducted at its auditorium on 3rd November 2014.. The function inaugurated in the presence of Rev.Fr.Thomas Anchukandam SDB (Provincial , Don Bosco,Banglore) .....
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Seminar - Vegetable Cultivation

DB.Tech, Kollam conducted a guest class and an awareness programme about vegetable cultivation practices on 27/8/2014 was handled by Mr.Shaji (Asst Agricultural officer) and Ms. Sneha S Mohan from.......
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Seminar - Customer Interaction

DB.Tech, Kollam conducted a guest class about Customer Interaction on 27/8/2014 was handled by Mr.Girish Nair from Carnival Group. During the session, he gave an introduction about customer service, .......
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Industrial Visit and Placement Drive - BPO

On 25 th August 2014, the students undertaking training in BPO domain were taken for field visit to Revenuemed India pvt Ltd, Technopark - Data Entry Centre, as part of their exposure visit. Mr. Praveen ......
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Substance Abuse, 7th August 2014

Substance Abuse means the hazardous use of psychoactive substances such as alcohol and illicit drugs. It is brought about by chaotic home environment, ineffective parenting, poor social skills, association......
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Inspirational Movie Festival

DB Tech, Kollam is conducting a Inspirational Movie Festival in the centre. Inspirational movies with meaningful life lessons for us to learn. It helps the students to gain confidence and self esteem. They also.....
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Guest Classes

The Guest Classes conducted by DB. Tech, Kollam. The Resource persons are Mr. Prijith Unit Manager......
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Industrial Visit, 25th July 2014

6th Batch Industrial Visit conducted on 25/07/2014 at Lulu Mall Ernakulam. ......
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Inauguration Ceremony, 24th July 2014

The inauguration ceremony of the 6th Batch of DB Tech, Kollam was held under the auspicious presence of Smt Prasanna Ernest (Mayor of Kollam corporation ) on July 24th 2014 at 11:00 am. Fr.Sunny Uppan SDB ......
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Outdoor Activities

Outdoor activities of Batch V trainees at Tvm Museum. ........
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Personality Development Class

Personality Development Class by Fr.Thomas Mekkadan SDB.......
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MBA visit by Mr. Ratheesh, 5th May 2014

MBA visit by Mr.Ratheesh (Asst Manager state operation) on 5th May 2014. ......
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Guest Class Adolescent Health Awareness, 2nd May 2014

Bishop Benzigar Community Health Nursing Bsc Nursing Students......
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Guest Class about IT, 9th April 2014

Guest Class about IT 9th April,2014 Br.Joby.K.SDB taking a session to our trainees......
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DB tech Co-ordinator's centre visit, 3rd April 2014




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Inauguration Ceremony of the fifth batch of DB Tech

The inauguration ceremony of the fifth batch of DB Tech, kollam was held under the auspicious presence of Rt.Rev. Dr. Stanly Roman(Bishop of Quilon) on march 14th 2014 at 3 pm. Fr.Sunny Uppan SDB ......
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20th February 2014, Dharna in protest against Government policies

FCDP tied hands with the fishermen community and joined in a Dharna protesting against the Government policies, which are bound to hamper the lives of people in the coastal region. This was conducted to ......
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31st January 2014, Don Bosco day

Principle members from all organizations under the Salesian province, gathered ......
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25th - 29th November 2013, TB Awareness Campaign

As part of Project Axshya, volunteers, Jyothi and Berlin, created awareness about tuberculosis among families across Kollam, ranging from Eravipuram to Pallithottam. They also spread the word among ......
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30th October 2013, Fr. Arogya Maria’s visit

Father Arogya Maria visited the FCDP office as well as DB tech. As part of his visit, he planted a sapling in each of these locations, symbolizing the growth of the organization. He also gave an enlightening message......
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15th May 2013, TMS leaders’ meeting

The TMS leaders’ meeting was held at the FCDP hall presided by the Director, Father Sunny Uppan. As part of the meeting, Mr. Godwin, an instructor at DB Tech, informed the members about the benefits ......
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6th March 2013, Training Centre Inauguration

The 2nd batch of DB Tech was inaugurated by Father Thomas Meykattuparambil .....
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14th June 2013, BPO Guest Session

A very engaging and useful session was taken on the job profile and skills ......
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18th June 2013, Appreciation Ceremony

After the SSLC results were declared, a function was held to honor the students from the tuition centre who had scored A+ in all subjects. Father Sunny Uppan and Father Thomas Meykattuparambil appreciated ......
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26th March 2013, Farewell day

On the closing day of tuition classes, a farewell ceremony was organized......
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8th March 2013, Women’s day celebrations

As part of International Women’s day, a function was organized for all the TMS staff and members. This colourful event was inaugurated by the Mayor of Kollam district, Mrs. Prasanna Earnest and included many .....
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31st October 2012, Training on Microcredit

Mr. Benny Augustin conducted a very informative training on microcredit......
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9th October 2012, TMS Leaders’ meeting

A meeting was conducted for the leaders of TMS where decisions......
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25th August 2012, Onam celebrations

Onam celebrations were conducted for all the staff members of FCDP and TMS, inaugurated by Father Thomas Anchukandam, Mrs.Lillikutty, TMS President and Mrs. Jain Lawrence, FCDP Chairperson. ......
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