Milestones In The History Of FCDP


FCDP website redesigned (


Started 3 production units


Started vishapinu vida


Started counselling programme


Started monthly skill training programme


Financial transactions of FCDP and TMS were computerized


Catholic Health Association of T.B Project.


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


Launching of FCDP Website


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


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


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


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.


Housing project
Community Health Centre at Mundakkal Area


Sponsorship for professional course


Tsunami relief work


Introduction of Food Security Project
Introduction of Drinking Water Project 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.