Milestones In The History Of FCDP


2018

FCDP website redesigned (www.fcdpindia.org)

2017

Started 3 production units

2017

Started vishapinu vida

2017

Started counselling programme

2017

Started monthly skill training programme

2016

Financial transactions of FCDP and TMS were computerized

2015

Catholic Health Association of T.B Project.

2014

Asha Kiran is a Micro finance and income generating project which foster the saving mentality of fisher folk women.

2013

Launching of FCDP Website

2012

DB Tech, Don Bosco Tech Kollam was started with the intention of generating employment for the under privileged in the society.

2011

CHILDLINE Kollam began preliminary efforts to reach out to the vulnerable children especially in rural and coastal areas and conduct mass outreach programmes in order to identify the child based issues

2008

Programmes for children education
Nursery school, lower primary (L.P) supplementary classes for STD. I, II and III, remedial education centers is continuing.

2007

Drinking water project
FCDP with all its activities is marching forward in its efforts to better the living conditions of the coastal people, especially of the fisher folk. The dedicated services and the good leadership of the Salesian Priests, proper suggestions and the timely decisions of its Board Members and the selfless activities of its experienced field workers were the main causes, as always before, for the tremendous growth and youthful appeal of FCDP also this year.

2006

Housing project
Community Health Centre at Mundakkal Area

2005

Sponsorship for professional course

2004

Tsunami relief work

2003

Introduction of Food Security Project
Introduction of Drinking Water Project 2001

2001

FCDP started 6 months course in Screen Printing, Straw Art Works and Hand Made Greeting cards for fifty SC and ST youth with the financial assistance of District Panchayat of Kollam.
We brought 3 cents of land in Kakkathope and built a hall and started a Remedial Education Centre for children there.
FCDP started Self Employment Support Programme (SESP), to help the unemployed youth to begin their own income generation activities.
Introduction of Insurance Scheme and Death Relief Fund for fishermen.
Introduction of Computer Training Centre.

2000

FCDP started Credit Union for Fishermen to avail advances and loans for their needs at reasonable interest rate.
Another prize-coupon programme was organized to raise funds for the educational programme of FCDP.
FCDP conducted Handicrafts, Embroidery and Fashion Technology courses for women with the financial assistance from the Corporation of Kollam and the Kudumbasree programme.

1999

FCDP completed the construction of its office building. It was blessed and Inaugurated on 21 August 1999.
With the financial support and collaboration of Rotary Club of Quilon West FCDP built 8 houses for the most deserving members in Pallithottam.
FCDP started a scheme called “Scholarship for excellence” to motivate students to study well and to help bright students to progress in studies.

1998

A lucky-dip was organized as part of our efforts to collect more funds for the activities of FCDP.
FCDP collaborated with the Rotary Club of Quilon West to conduct a Community Marriage for 12 couples whereby 12 poor girls benefited.

1997

From 19 May, FCDP started functioning from its own newly constructed office building. (Till now FCDP was functioning from rented buildings) The finance for the building was raised through various programmes conducted for this purpose and the donation received from friends, well -wishers and beneficiaries of FCDP.

FCDP received a prestigious award from the Malayalam Daily, ‘Deepika’ for its activities in favor of the fisher-folk and for the leadership of Fr. Jose Koyickal, its Director. In 1997, due to some problems, the owners of 23 fishing boats with all their crew members broke away from the Fishermen Welfare Society (FWS) and insisted that they want to be under FCDP. Therefore, FCDP started a separate centre for them at Pallithottam on 01 April 1997, to be known as Don Bosco Fish Marketing Centre, which will now function under FCDP.

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