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Free Medical Camp held

Fishermen Community Development Programme Kollam in collaboration with Rotary Club of Quilon Heritage & Muthoot Snehasraya organized a free medical camp at FCDP Hall on December 31, 2023. Tests were provided on Glucose,
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Christmas Celebration of Don Bosco Youth Forum

As a part of Christmas celebrations, Football tournament was organized at the Kollam Beach Ground by mobilizing the members of Fishermen's Group from Mundakkal to Thangassery under the leadership of FCDP. Pallithottam and Mundakkal played
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FCDP Group Christmas celebration held

Under the leadership of FCDP, Fishermen Group members'celebrated Christmas on 23 December 2023 at 11 am at FCDP Hall. Rev. Fr. Joby Sebastian (Director, FCDP - TMS )welcomed the gathering and Rev.Fr. Vincent Machado inaugurated the function
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Pre- Christmas celebration of TMS held

Theeradesa Mahila Society Members celebrated Christmas on 23 December 2023 at FCDP Hall. Rev. Fr. Joby Sebastian (Director FCDP-TMS), welcomed the gathering and Mrs. Veronica Antony (President, TMS) presided. The program was inaugurated
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FCDP- TMS board and staff Christmas

FCDP -TMS Board & Staff Christmas was held on 22 December 2023 at FCDP Hall. Rev. Fr. K. D. Joseph, Rev.Fr. Stephen Mukkatil (Rector) and Rev. Fr. Joby Sebastian (Director, FCDP-TMS) shared the Christmas message. Mrs. Agnes John (Chairperson, FCDP)
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Visappinu Vida holds Pre-Christmas celebration

Visappinu Vida organized a Pre-Christmas get-together on December 12, 2023, at Visappinu Vida Mundakkal. The executive committee and the staff attended the function. The program which began with a prayer song by Visappinu Vida staff members.
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Farewell, Dear Sunil and Akhil Sathyan

FCDP-TMS bade farewell to Mr. Sunil.S and Mr. Akhil Sathyan on December, 11 2023. Mr. Sunil. S worked as the FCDS Manager and Akhil Sathyan worked as Media Coordinator. During their stay with FCDP, they were instrumental
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Food Processing Course held

The Fishermen Community Development Programme organized a food processing training program for the budding entrepreneurs of the region . The program was officially inaugurated on mid of November The cerficates of the course is to be held on .December 2023 at FCDP Hall.
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Legal Aid Clinic

The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) and Taluk Legal Services Authority (TLSA), Kollam, in collaboration with the Fishermen Community Development Programme and Theeradesa Mahila Society, organised
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Inauguration of Children's Parliament held

Don Bosco Children's Forum, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Quilon Heritage and Don Bosco College Kottiyam, organized "Don Bosco Children's Parliament and Children's Fest. The program was held on November 25, 2023
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Free Medical Camp Held

Shifa Medical Centre, in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Quilon West End and the fishermen community development program Kollam, organized a free diabetes check-up
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Leadership training class held

A leadership training was organized for SHG leaders at FCDP Hall on November 10, 2023. It's part of a series of leadership training being held as part of WYEP Project,
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Organized outings for staff members

Taking a break from busy work, FCDP, TMS and FCDS staff members took a fun trip to Mankulam Tourist Center in Idukki this past Saturday. A group of 41 staff members were on the trip.
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Legal awareness campaign held

The District Legal Services Authority (DLSA) and Taluk Legal Services Authority (TLSA), Kollam in collaboration with Fishermen Community Development Programme
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6TH PHASE OF WE AUTO DISTRIBUTION

Under the leadership of the Fishermen Community Development Programme (FCDP), the 6th phase of We- Auto distribution was held on 26 October 2023.
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DBCF & DBYF CELEBRATE WORLD FOOD DAY

On 21 October 2023 Don Bosco Children’s Forum and Don Bosco Youth Forum members celebrated World Food Day. As part of the program,
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A workshop on financial management was organised

As part of the WE-LivE project, a workshop on financial management was organised for women entrepreneurs at FCDP Hall on October 17, 2023 where in 50 women participated.
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Workshop on credit linkage and finance access was organised

As part of the WE-LivE project, a workshop on credit linkage and finance access was organised for women entrepreneurs
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Workshop on financial management was organized

As part of WE-LivE project a workshop on financial management was organized for the first batch of women entrepreneurs
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A workshop on credit linkage and finance access was organised

As part of the WE-LivE project, a workshop on credit linkage and finance access was organised
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A workshop on financial management was organised

A workshop on financial management was organised for women entrepreneurs at FCDP . ....
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TMS Annual General Body Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of Theeradesa Mahila Society (TMS) was held on September 22, 2023, at FCDP Hall. ....
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FCDP Annual General Body Meeting

The annual general body meeting of the Fisherman Community Development Program was held on September 23, 2023, at FCDP Hall ....
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Don Bosco Youth Forum celebrated the International Day of Peace.

Don Bosco Youth Forum, the youth wing of FCDP, organized a flash mob and various programs. On the observation of ....
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A workshop on group management was conducted

A workshop was organized for women entrepreneurs at FCDP Hall on September 26, 2023 ....
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The National Cooking Day Observed

Don Bosco Children's Forum (DBCF) celebrated the National Cooking Day at FCDP Hall on September 28, 2023 ....
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'Vishappinu Vida' Onam Celebrated

The 'Vishappinu Vida' project, which has been providing free mid-day meals and nursing care to over 120 elderly parents ....
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A We-LivE Workshop Held at FCDP Hall

In recent years, there has been a remarkable surge in women-led startups, especially in the catering industry. These ventures not only showcase ....
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Don Bosco Youth Forum celebrated Membership Day and Anniversary Day.

Don Bosco Youth Forum and Don Bosco Children's Forum, Youth Wing and Junior Youth Wing of FCDP celebrated Anniversary Day along with Membership Day ....
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Organized a Free Medical camp

The Lifeline Fertility and Well Women Center in collaboration with FCDP and TMS organized a Free Medical camp at FCDP hall on 5th August 2023. ....
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Organized an awareness seminar on organic farming

Fishermen Community Development Programme, (FCDP) Kollam in collaboration with Krishi Bhavan organized an awareness seminar on organic farming and vegetable ...
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FCDP organized a workshop on organic farming

FCDP organized a workshop on organic farming at 10.30 AM on 1st August 2023. Around 50 women from different self-help groups participated in the workshop. ...
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FCDP Family Celebrated Director's Birthday

The FCDP-TMS family joined together to celebrate the birthday of Rev. Fr. Joby Sebastian, the Director of FCDP-TMS on July 4, 2023. The programme was attended ...
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International Yoga Day was observed

FCDP led Don Bosco Youth Forum and Don Bosco Children's Forum in collaboration with Quilon Rotary Club celebrated International Day of Yoga on Wednesday morning ...
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WE-LivE Workshop Conducted

A workshop on Group Management for the second batch of women entrepreneurs was held on June 20, 2023, at FCDP Hall, where 63 women participated. The workshop aimed at ...
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Don Bosco Youth Forum (DBYF) participated in Yuva Utsav-2023

On Saturday 17/06/2023, members of Don Bosco Youth Forum (DBYF) participated in speech, painting, poetry writing, mobile photography and folk-dance competition ...
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A workshop on group management was held on June 14, 2023

A workshop on group management was held on June 14, 2023, at FCDP Hall as a part of the We-Live project. The programme was organised by Ms. Anna Saju ...
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Members of Don Bosco Youth Forum led by FCDP celebrated World Environment Day

Members of Don Bosco Youth Forum led by FCDP celebrated World Environment Day by planting trees on Saturday 05/06/2023. This year's Environment Day ...
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A "Marian Night'" was organized on May

A "Marian Night'" was organized on May 31 to mark the end of the worldwide Marian month in association with Don Bosco Youth Forum and Don Bosco Children's ...
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Ujjivani celebrates successful completion of 1 year.

Ujjivani - the free dialysis programme for kidney patients begun by FCDP-TMS in collaboration with Bishop Benziger Hospital completed one year on 24th May 2023. ...
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FCDP-TMS family welcomes Rev. Fr. Jithin Mattamundayil sdb

Rev. Fr. Jithin Mattamundayil sdb took charge as the Assistant Director of Fishermen Community Development Programme on 26th May 2023. The FCDP-TMS family welcomes him
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Farewell meeting for Mrs. Tintu Johnson

FCDP-TMS organized a farewell meeting for Mrs. Tintu Johnson on 25th May 2023. She worked as a community volunteer of TMS for more than 9 years. FCDP-TMS is grateful for her hard work, commitment and her contribution ...
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Staff Training program conducted at FCDP

Training program for staff members of FCDP and TMS was conducted at FCDP hall on Thursday, 23rd May 2023. 15 staff members participated in the one-day training program. The resource person for the training program was ...
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The three-day residential camp concluded

Involving 25 selected young women and men of the Don Bosco Youth Forum led by FCDP, a three-day residential camp organized under the leadership of Fr. Rubin and Fr. Jithin has ended with a general meeting on Saturday 20/05/2023 at 4 pm. ...
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Adieu Dear Fr.Bino Nadackal!

A farewell programme was organized at FCDP hall on 17.5.23 for Rev. Fr. Bino Nadakal sdb. Fr. Bino has been working as Assistant Parish Priest of St. Stephen's Thope, Director of DREAM Project, DB Tech and Childline, Kollam for the past two years. ...
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A three-day residential camp was inaugurated.

Inducting 25 selected young women of the Donbosco Youth Forum led by FCDP, Dicken Fr. Rubin and Fr. A three-day residential camp organized under the leadership of Jit has started. Fr. Joseph Sugun Leone (Additional Vicar General, Diocese of Kollam) ...
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Youth Forum (DBYF) participated in All Kerala Don Bosco Youth Fest 2023

On Saturday 13/05/2023 Don Bosco Youth Forum members participated in 'All Kerala Don Bosco Youth Fest - 2023' under the leadership of Br. Deacon Rubin and Don Bosco Youth Forum Animator Mrs. Selvi. Our youth Participated in arts ...
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DBCF (Don Bosco Children’s Forum) organized the excursion.

On (09/05/2023) members and animators of Don Bosco Children's Forum (DBYF) went on an excursion to Happy Land. The trip consisted of 47 members and 7 animators who were selected based on their participation in the Children's Forum group...
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Don Bosco Summer Camp-2023 has been successfully completed

Don Bosco Summer Camp-2023 has been successfully completed by sprouting the seeds of knowledge in summer as well. In the closing meeting held today (06-05-2023), Navdeep Education Trust Chairman Shri. Cletus Austin was ...
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Don Bosco under 19 Sevens Football Tournament

“Don Bosco Under 19 Sevens Football Tournament" was organized by Don Bosco Youth Forum under the leadership of Fishermen Community Development Programme (FCDP), on Sunday 16/04/23 at Don Bosco Boys’ Home. The two-day tournament brought in participation...
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Awareness cum training program conducted by Dream

DREAM (Drug Rehabilitation Education and Mentoring) Kollam, in collaboration with Fishermen Community Development Programme (FCDP) and Theeradesa Mahila Society (TMS) organized an awareness cum training program for the parents against the growing menace ...
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Don Bosco Summer Camp 2023 Kicks off

The Don Bosco Summer Camp 2023 jointly organized by Fishermen Community Development Programme (FCDP), Theeradesa Mahila Society (TMS), and Don Bosco Youth Forum (DBYF) Kollam, began on 10th April 2023. More than 250 students participated in the camp....
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Don Bosco Children's Forum honor "Fathers" on Saint Joseph's Day

Marking the end of the month of St. Joseph, Don Bosco Children's Forum and Don Bosco Youth Forum organized St. Joseph's Feast at FCDP Hall on Friday 31-03-2023, At the celebration presided over by Mr. Milton S (Board Member and Secretary, FCDP),...
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"Can-help" Fund distributed

At a simple function held at FCDP on 27th March 2023, "Canhelp" Fund for cancer patients was distributed to 70 patients. Dr. K. Santhosh Kumar (Department of Virology, District Hospital, Kollam) inaugurated the "Canhelp" concern and programme.
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Farewell to Mr. Sujith Padmanabhan

FCDP-TMS bade farewell to Mr. Sujith Padmanabhan at the function held at FCDP on 18th March, 3.00 pm . Mr. Sujith worked as Media coordinator of FCDP for the past one year. His term was marked by consistent progress in all the areas associated ...
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Dental Camp organized

Assisia Medical College of Dental Science & Research, Public Dental Health Department, NSS Unit and Fishermen Community Development Programme jointly organized a free dental check-up camp on Saturday (18.3.23) at 10 am at FCDP hall ...
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Don Bosco children's forum organized the leaders meeting

Don Bosco children's forum organized the leaders meeting on 11th March 2023 at FCDP hall. The animators conducted mentoring sessions which were aimed at equipping young people with the skills and knowledge they need to become effective ...
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International Women’s Day Celebrated

The Theeradesa Mahila Society (TMS) along with FCDP Kollam, Rotary Club of Quilon and the DREAM project celebrated International Women’s Day on 8 March 2023. Smt. Anju Meera Birla (Sub Judge, Kollam) inaugurated the public meeting ...
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Women's Day Proclamation Rally held

Theeradesa Mahila Society (TMS) Fishermen Community Development Program and Taluk Legal Service Authority jointly organized International Women's Day Proclamation Vehicle Rally on 7th March 2023. The scooter cum electric auto ...
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Training on Youth Leadership and Community Development (03/03/23 - 05/03/23)

Members from Don Bosco Youth Forum participated in a three-day camp organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra on Friday, March 03, 2023 at Perungalam Marthoma Center. The aim of the camp was to inculcate personality...
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Home Nursing and Palliative Care Training Inaugurated

The classes for the first batch of the Home Nursing and Palliative Care Training for the year 2023 was inaugurated on 1st March 2023. The course is organized in collaboration with Holy Cross Hospital, Kottiyam...
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Blood Check-up camp organized

A blood check up camp was organized under the leadership of TMS and FCDP, at the FCDP hall in collaboration with the Metropolis Laboratory. Kollam. Sugar, cholesterol and thyroid tests were conducted. Over 150 people participated in the camp.
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Leader's Meeting of Theeradesa Mahila Society (TMS) held

The meeting of the board and leaders of Theeradesa Mahila Society (TMS) was held on 20th February 2023 to plan the programmes on Women's Day. Around 75 leaders participated. In the discussion, women’s day theme was finalised as "Embrace Equity."....
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Don Bosco Quiz Competition

Under the leadership of FCDP in collaboration with Don Bosco Children's Forum and Don Bosco Youth Forum, “Don Bosco Quiz" competition was organized at FCDP Hall on Saturday, February 11 at 11am....
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Electric autos distributed to women

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 ....
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Lucky draw winners announced

The "Can-help Lucky Draw" winners were declared at the function held on 30th January 2023 at FCDP Hall. Mrs. Agnes John (Chairperson, FCDP) presided over the function, and Fr. Joby Sebastian gave the welcome address. Fr. Sepherin ....
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"Don Bosco Under-15 Sevens Football Tournament".

"Don Bosco Under 15 Sevens Football Tournament" organized by Don Bosco Children's Forum under the leadership of FCDP, was a wonderful way of honoring Don Bosco, the father & friend of the young. Eight teams - DBC warriors, DBC Legends, ....
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Sr. Mary Karuvelil Celebrates Silver Jubilee of religious profession

Rev. Sr. Mary Karuvelil (Asst. Director, TMS) celebrated her silver jubilee of the profession in her hometown at St. Xavier's Church Kuruppanthara on 21st January 2023. The members of FCDP & TMS, the Board & Staff joined the celebration. ....
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Skill-Based Entrepreneurship Program inagurate 

Skill-Based Entrepreneurship Program (SEP), a project of the Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports in collaboration with the Nehru Yuva Kendra and Don Bosco Youth Forum was inaugurated at FCDP hall on December 31st December 2022. Rev. Fr. Bino Nadakkal ....
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Don Bosco Youth Forum (DBYF) and Don Bosco Children's Forum (DBCF) jointly celebrated Christmas and New Year

Don Bosco Youth Forum (DBYF) and Don Bosco Children's Forum (DBCF) jointly celebrated Christmas and New Year at Rotary Club Hall on 30 Dec 2022. The program was jointly organized by the Fishermen Community Development Program, ....
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The FCDP family organized a Christmas gathering for board & staff members : 

The FCDP family organized a Christmas gathering for board & staff members. Christmas celebrations were held on 22nd December 2022 at FCDP Hall. Smt. Agnes John (Chairperson, FCDP) presided over the program where Fr. Stephen Mukattil ....
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The newly formed FCDP youth choir made everyone proud by clinching the second prize at the Christmas Carol Singing Competition

The newly formed FCDP youth choir made everyone proud by clinching the second prize at the Christmas Carol Singing Competition - "Manjukaatt" Season 4. The contest was organized by the Norbertine Asramam, Ayathil on Saturday, 17th December 2022. ....
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Provincial of Salesians of Don Bosco visits FCDP

Rev. Fr. Jose Koyikkal sdb (Provincial of Salesians of Don Bosco, Bangalore) officially visited FCDP on 12 December 2022. He assessed the activities of the organisation. In the function, Mrs. Agnes John (Chairperson, FCDP) ....
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The General Body Meetings of FCDP & TMS were held at FCDP hall

The General Body Meetings of Fishermen Community Development Program (FCDP) and Theeradesa Mahila Society (TMS) for the financial year 2021-2022 were held at FCDP hall on 10th December at 4 PM and 2 pm respectively. ....
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Children's Fest 2022

Don Bosco Children's Forum, the children's wing of FCDP, organized "Don Bosco Children's Fest 2022" in association with Rotary Club Quilon and Don Bosco College Kottiyam. "Don Bosco Children's Fest 2022" ....
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FCDP organized the meeting of WE-Auto members on 19th November 2022 at FCDP hall.

Mr. Vinod (Sreekala Driving School, Kollam) conducted an awareness session for women auto drivers. He dealt with traffic signs, symbols, and traffic rules. Fr. Joby Sebastian (Director, FCDP) addressed the members with details of new plans and proposals. ....
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"CanHelp" - Lucky Draw to help cancer patients

Don Bosco Youth Forum organized its monthly meeting on 11th November 2022 to discuss and plan the upcoming activities. It was decided to organize a "Lucky Draw" jointly with other organisations of FCDP family, ....
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FCDP bade farewell to Ms.Anjali Joseph (Project Coordinator,FCDP).

A farewell meeting was organized at the FCDP hall on 11th November 2022. Our sincere thanks to Ms. Anjali for her dedicated service for the past one and a half years, during which she was actively engaged in ....
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DBYF and DBCF members bag Prizes

Our hearty congratulations to Don Bosco Youth Forum and Children's Forum members who participated and won prizes in the Children's Day 2022 celebration organized by the Child Welfare Committee, Kollam. The competitions held ....
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Don Bosco Forum members participated in Children's Day Celebration 2022 by Child Welfare Committee 5th November

Don Bosco Youth and Children's Forum members participated and won prizes in the children's day 2022 celebration organized by the Child Welfare Committee, Kollam on 5th November at TKDM Government High School, ....
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Taluk Legal Services Committee organized a Pan India Awareness & Outreach Campaign 2022 - 3 November 2022

Taluk Legal Services Committee organized a Pan India Awareness & Outreach Campaign 2022 at FCDP on 3rd November 2022 under the aegis of NALSA and the District Legal Services Authority....
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Bishop Benziger College of Nursing organized a Breast Cancer awareness class - on 26 October 2022

Bishop Benziger College of Nursing organized a Breast Cancer awareness class at FCDP on 26th October 2022 as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The month of October is dedicated to breast cancer awareness....
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Protest against Vizhinjam port - 25 October 2022

A strike was held by the Vizhinjam Solidarity Committee in front of the Kollam Collectorate on October 25 and FCDP members also participated with full support. The fishermen have started the strike taking into account the problems that may arise in the future due to the Vizhinjam project. One of the main problems being faced by a large section..........................
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Don Bosco Children's Forum celebrated World Food Day - on 24 October 2022

On the occasion of World Food Day, Don Bosco Children's Forum (DBCF) conducted the distribution of food packets. At 11:30 am children from 7 groups of Don Bosco Children's Forum gathered at FCDP for food packet distribution. Rev. Fr. Stephen Mukattil (Rector & Parish priest, St. Stephen's Church)..........................
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Yuva Utsav organized by DBYF- 15 October 2022

DBYF members participated in Yuva Utsav, a talent hunt organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra in association with National Service Scheme and District Administration, Kollam on Saturday, 15th October 2022. DBYF members participated in Speech and Painting competitions. Ms. Meleena bagged the first prize in the Declamation contest..........................
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FCDP welcomes Rev. Sr. Lucy Rose- 13 October 2022

Rev. Sr. Lucy Rose (Provincial of Salesian Sisters, Bangalore Province) visited FCDP on 13th October 2022. On this occasion, Sr. Lucy Rose inaugurated WE-LIGHT by handing over the first LED light bulb to Mr. Ansel Raymond. WE-LIGHT, our latest business venture for empowering women of the Kollam.........................
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Organized GRIT Training - 8 October 2022

Don Bosco Youth Forum organized GRIT Training for members on Saturday 8-10-2022 at 2 PM at FCDP Hall. Similarly, 50 youngsters participated in the training class conducted by Project Coordinator Anisha.B.Chacko.Through the session, we explained how to prepare a resume, how to participate in interviews,.........................
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Community Health Center Reopened - 3 October 2022

Pallithottam Community Health Centre, jointly run by Bishop Benziger Hospital, Benziger College of Nursing, and FCDP, has reopened with the blessing of Rev. Fr. Dr. Paul Antony Mullasseri, Bishop of Quilon Diocese. Rev. Fr. John Brito ( Director, Bishop Benziger Hospital) welcomed the inauguration ceremony organized in the Community Health Center.........................
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Onam celebration for FCDP-TMS & FCDS board and staff – 7 September 2022

Onam celebration for FCDP-TMS & FCDS board and staff was conducted on 7th September 2022. The staff members decorated the office with flower rangolis. The board members offered their felicitations on the occasion. The great Mahabali also offered his felicitation on the auspicious day.........................
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Onam Celebration DBCF - 5 September 2022

A colorful Onam celebration program of Don Bosco Children's Forum was organized at Boys Home on Monday 05/09/2022 at 2 PM. The function was inaugurated by Excise CI, Mr. Andrews. The opening ceremony was presided by Fr. Joby Sebastian (Director, FCDP). Smt. Veronica Anthony (President, TMS) offered the felicitation.........................
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Onam Celebration DBYF - 3 September 2022

This year's Onam celebration program of Don Bosco Youth Forum was organized at Mundakkal Boys Home on Saturday 03/09/2022. Ms. Aneesha Bosco from DB Alpha welcomed the participants and guests. Smt. Agnes John (Chairperson, FCDP) presided over the official function........................
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4th phase of WE- Auto Project – 27 August 2022

The fourth phase of WE-Auto inauguration and distribution was organized on 26th August 2022 at FCDP. The programme was inaugurated by Mr. Saji V. Mathew (Asst. Vice President, Sud-Chemie India Pvt. Ltd.). In the presidency of Mrs. Agnes John (Chairperson, FCDP), Fr. Joby Sebastian welcomed the guests. Sr. Mary K (Asst. Director, TMS)........................
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Don Bosco Youth Forum celebrated Independence Day, International Youth Day, and DBYF Anniversary – 16 August 2022

Don Bosco Youth Forum celebrated its 75th Independence Day along with International Youth Day and DBYF Anniversary Day. The celebrations started on Saturday 13/08/2022 at noon at FCDP Hall with an official function inaugurated by Excise Commissioner Shri V Rajesh........................
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Independence Day Cycle Rally organized by Don Bosco Children’s Forum on - 13 August 2022

Don Bosco Children's Forum led by FCDP organized a cycle rally as part of the 75th Independence Day celebrations.' National flags were distributed to the children ahead of the rally as part of the Prime Minister's call 'Har Ghar Tiranga'.......................
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The Citizens Campaign - 12 August 2022

As part of the campaign 'The Citizens 2022' organized by the District Planning Committee, Kollam Jilla Panchayat and Kerala Institute of Local Administrators (KILA) to make Kollam district a fully constitutional literate district, constitution classes were organized at FCDP. Classes were organized on 12/08/2022 for FCDP......................
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DBYF and DBCF observed World Population Day – July 31

Don Bosco Youth Forum and Don Bosco Children’s Forum organized a quiz competition on 30th July 2022 on the theme – ‘World Population’ as part of the observation of World population day – 11th July 2022. The quiz competition for DBCF was officially inaugurated by Mrs. Agnes John (Chairperson, FCDP)......................
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FCDP participated in Kollam Krishi Bhavan's Agrarian Sabha and Njattu Vela Chantha held at Mundakkal Arts & Sports Club – 12 July 2022

On Tuesday, 12/07/2022, FCDP participated in Kollam Krishi Bhavan's Agrarian Sabha and Nhattu Vela Chanta held at Mundakkal Arts & Sports Club. Hon'ble Kollam Mayor Mrs. Prasanna Ernst inaugurated the event. Vegetable seeds and saplings were given free of charge to the participants of the farmer assembly.....................
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Talent Hunt - 2 July 2022

As part of the Talent Hunt, a singing competition was held for the members of Don Bosco youth forum on Saturday, 2nd July. Fr. Joby Sebastian (Director) inaugurated the event. Ms. Rashmi Rajan was the chief guest and the principal judge at the event assisted by Ms.Anisha. B. Chacko and Ms. Anjali Joseph....................
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Youth Rally in Association with Don Bosco Youth Forum

Members of Don Bosco Youth Forum at the youth rally held as part of Youth Day celebration under the auspices of Kollam Diocese Youth Commission. Rev. Raleigh Bishop who started from St. Joseph's Convent School and ended at the Cathedral Church.Received by Dr. Paul Anthony Mullashery...................
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New office bearers elected for the term 2022-2023

Governing Body of FCDP & TMS elected office bearers for the term 2022-23. Smt. Agnes John was unanimously elected as the Chairperson of FCDP while Shri. Stephen was elected as a Vice-chairperson; Mr. Anil Alphonse was also elected as treasurer New office bearers of FCDP are: Chairperson – Smt. Agnes John..................
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More power to Ujjivani – 30 June 2022

The little geniuses of Don Bosco Children's Forum have come forward to lend a hand for FCDP's new initiative – Ujjivani, providing free dialysis to kidney patients. Sania, Alfin and their young friends representing DBC Rockstars handed over their contribution of Rs. 275 to Fr. Joby Sebastian. These children of Don Bosco Children's Forum..................
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International Yoga Day observation – 21 June 2022

International Yoga Day was organized by Don Bosco Youth Forum in association with District Legal Service Authority. Mr. Biju Gopalakrishna Pillai, who has given yoga training at many international venues, led the yoga training at Kollam beach today. Fr. Joby Sebastian (Director, FCDP) gave the welcome address..................
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A staff training programme - 18 June 2022

A staff training programme was organized at FCDP on Saturday, 18th June 2022. The training programme was led by Fr. Robin sdb. The participants were animators of the Don Bosco Children's Forum and the Don Bosco Youth Forum and focussed on their leadership and development support..................
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Marian Nite Organized – 31 May 2022

In a first of its kind, DBYF held an evening of competitions filled with fun and faith. 'The Marian Nite' organized on 31st of May, to mark the conclusion of the Marian month, served as an occasion to imitate the Blessed Virgin Mary and to grow in devotion to her. The program included.................
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World No-Tobacco Day Observed

Don Bosco Youth Forum (Youth Wing of FCDP) in association with DREAM (Drug rehabilitation education and mentoring project), Kollam, observed World No-Tobacco Day. DREAM is a project aiming to raise awareness among the youngsters and the children about the consequences of drug abuse.................
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Meeting with FWS & SIFFS – 28 May 2022

Small scale women fish vendors in the coastal region of Kollam are a vulnerable group often sidelined and exploited. As a response to this situation, a preliminary meeting was held on 28th May 2022 at FCDP office to address the issues faced by women fish venders and suggest solutions.................
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Don Bosco Children's Forum Back in Action

After the exam-break, Don Bosco Children's Forum (DBCF) is back with new vigour and enthusiasm. The groups viz., DBC Legends, DBC Rockstars, DBC Bangtan, DBC Thunder, DBC SquadX, DBC Warriors, and DBC Golden Eagles met at FCDP hall on different days in the second week of May ................
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Inauguration of Ujjivani-a free dialysis programme -24 May 2022

"Ujjivani" - the latest initiative of FCDP providing free dialysis for kidney patients was inaugurated by Rt. Rev. Dr. Paul Mullassery, (Bishop, Kollam) in a function held at FCDP on, 24th May 2022. The program supports 50 free dialysis every month. The project begun with the help of local benefactors is organized ................
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Inauguration & Distribution of E-Autos - 17 May 2022

The Third phase of the WeAuto project was inaugurated on 17th of May, 2022 by Mr. G. D Vijayakumar, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Kollam. Till date a total of thirteen electric autos have been distributed under the project. Keys were handed over to the three new beneficiaries in a function held at FCDP hall................
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FCDS at "Ente Keralam" - 25 April to 1 May 2022

Fishermen Community Development Society (FCDS), FCDP's new venture participated in the seven-day exhibition and marketing fair – "Ente Keralam" (My Kerala) organized by the District Industries Centre held at Kollam Asramam ground from April 25 to May 1 2022. The week-long exhibition was organized in connection with the first anniversary................
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World Malaria Day Awareness Camp - 25 April 2022

As part of observing the World Malaria Day, a workshop was organized for 60 participants at FCDP on 25th April 2022. Mr. Raghavan K.S (V.B.D Officer, Kollam) extended welcome at the function chaired by Dr. R. Sandhya (Deputy D.M.O). The programme was inaugurated by Sr. Mary K (Asst. Director, T.M.S) ................
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KISMAT Organized De-addiction program for migrant workers

KISMAT kollam MHD in collaboration with Excise Department and Vimukthi mission organised a De- addiction program for migrants from KISMAT village one and two. The initiative is a part of the new sustainability mode of the project to strengthen the KISMAT villages in the district. Around 60 migrants from two KISMAT ................
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Oral Cancer Free Kerala Project Launch and Awareness Camp – 24 April 2022

Indian Dental association (Kollam Branch) in association with ASMIK organized a Dental Camp at FCDP hall on 24th April 2022 as part of the Oral Cancer Awareness Month observation. The camp was inaugurated by Mr. M. Noushad (MLA, Eravipuram). Ms. Shanima (Convenor, CDH) welcomed the gathering at ................
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Don Bosco Summer Camp 2022 – 18 April 2022

Don Bosco Summer Camp 2022 was a two-week camp filled with fun and learning. The camp was inaugurated by Fr. Stephen Mukkattil (Rector and Parish Priest, St. Stephen's Church, Thope) on 18th April 2022. The summer camp provided the students belonging to the age group of 9 to 15 years, training on personality development, ................
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Collectorate March and Dharna

FCDP staff participated in the Collectorate March and Dharna organized by the Theeradesha Samyuktha Samiti, Kollam. The demands set forth by the March included reversing the increase in kerosene prices, timely supply of kerosene through civil supplies and interventions by the government to end destructive fishing practices. ................
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Free Buttermilk Distribution as a Relief from the scorching heat – 31 March 2022

To beat the heat this summer, Fishermen Community Development Programme along with Don Bosco Youth Forum intervened with free buttermilk distribution at various places in Kollam. Begun at Kollam harbour on 31st March 2022, the program was officially inaugurated on 1st April by Adv. P.R. Walter ................
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Educational and medical aid distributed – 19 March 2022

At a function held on 19th of march, 2022 educational & medical aid were distributed. The function organised in FCDP hall was inaugurated by Rev. Fr. Thomas Anchukandam sdb. Dr. Sindha H. Mendez (Chairperson, FCDP) presided over the program. Scholarships were given to 22 students and financial assistance to 10 persons. ................
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FCDP celebrated the feast of St. Joseph - 19 March 2022

FCDP family celebrated the feast of St. Joseph as every year at Vishappinu Vida Centre. The celebrations started with a prayer after which "payasam" was distributed for everyone. ................
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Three day camp for DBYF members – 17 March 2022

Don Bosco Youth Forum members participated in a three day peer conference at Maria Rani Centre, Trivandrum, organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK) in collaboration with Kerala State Aids Control Society (KSACS). 8 members namely Jobitha, Jincy, Jomol, Subin, Sabu, Roshal, Dayana, and Merlin represented DBYF in ................
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Njanum Pokum campaign

As part of the Women’s Day Celebrations, FCDP welcomed the “Njanum Pokum” campaign against gender based violence, organized by the Trivandrum Social Service Society in collaboration with KSRTC. The campaign started at FCDP, Kollam with a public meeting followed by a street play performed by the TSSS team. ................
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FCDP receives Consumers Federation of Kerala Award

FCDS, the production unit of FCDP and Vishappinu Vida, the hunger eradication programme started under FCDP received awards from Kollam District Committee, Consumers Federation of Kerala (CFK) at Consumer’s Day celebration, held at Joint Council Hall, Kollam. FCDS received the award for outstanding customer service. ................
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International women's day celebration - 7th March 2022

International women's day celebration organized by Theeradesa Mahila Society and FCDP was held on 7th March 2022 at Rotary Club hall, Pallithottam. Mrs. Prasanna Earnest, Hon. Mayor of Kollam, inaugurated the programme. Mrs. Agnes John (President, TMS) chaired the programme and Mrs. Sunitha Vimal (Judge, ESI & Industrial Tribunal) gave ................
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A petition for land – Second Phase– 18th - 21st January 2022

As part of the meeting with District Legal Services Authority, applications from the people without land documents were accepted at FCDP Hall by representatives from DLSA from 18 th – 21 st January 2022. The applications were categorized under six categories. The applications were prepared under the supervision of Smt. Daya ................
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Indiana Malayalee Association: Second Phase of Scholarship distribution – 14 th January 2022

The second phase of Scholarship distribution by Indiana Malayalee Association for the children of the fishermen was inaugurated by Eravipuram MLA Shri. M. Noushad. The scholarship was given to honour the fishermen who unparalleled service during the Kerala floods. The meeting was presided by FCDP Chairperson Dr. Sindha H. Mendez. Fr. Joby Sebastian, ................
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A petition for land – A dream of the fishermen community – 04 th January 2022

It has been a long-term need of the fishermen community to get the original land registration documents. A meeting in collaboration with the District Legal Services Authority was organized on 04th January 2022 regarding the same. DLSA Sub-judge Shri. Bijukumar, TLSA Secretary Smt. Daya, DLSA Panel Lawyers Adv. Rahul and Adv. Pallimon ................
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Don Bosco Youth Forum members re-emerge as Covid volunteers — 31st December 2021

Amidst the rising cases of Covid and threat of Omicron, Don Bosco Youth Forum members served as volunteers for the Kollam police. The aim was to raise awareness about hygiene and safety among people and to ensure compliance of covid protocol to prevent the spread of the pandemic. They served in morning and evening ................
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Christmas & New Year for DBYF — 30th December 2021

Don Bosco Youth Forum under the guidance of FCDP, organized last programme of the year and bade good-bye to 2021 on 30th December 2021. The programme was a joint celebration of Christmas and most awaited New year. The celebration started with a message by Fr. Joby Sebastian, Director, ................
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International Human Rights Day Celebration – 11th December 2021

International Human Rights Day was observed at FCDP hall on 11th December 2021. The programme was organized by Human rights foundation (Kollam District Committee) in collaboration with Don Bosco youth forum (the youth wing of FCDP). The function was presided by Adv. G Vijayakumar (President, HRF kollam) ................
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Biriyani Fest – A fundraiser for Cancer patients – 5th December 2021

Don Bosco Youth Forum conducted “Biriyani Fest” - a fundraiser for Cancer patients in the coastal area of Kollam on 5th December 2021. The youths sold more than 4500 biriyani coupons and collected INR 4,50,000 from the same. We thank all the benefactors and well-wishers for your generous contributions. It is going to make ................
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E-shram registration – 28th November 2021

E-shram registration drive was inaugurated on 28th November 2021 at FCDP hall by Mr. N. Tomy, Pallithottam Councillor. Ms. Anisha B Chacko welcomed the gathering and the guests. Mr. Sreekumar, Assistant Labour E-shram registration Officer gave the presidential address. Mr. Dileep (Common Service Centre, Kollam) spoke ................
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Indiana Malayalee Association Scholarship—First Phase –16th November 2021

The first phase of Indiana Malayali Association Scholarship for children of fisher folk was inaugurated by Dr. Sujith Vijayan Pilla (hon. M.L.A, Chavara) in a function held at FCDP on 16/11/2021. Mrs. Agnes John (TMS President) gave the welcome address followed by the Presidential address by Fr. Joby Sebastian (Director FCDP and TMS). ................
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Children’s Day Cycle Rally - 13th November 2021

The chief guest for the programme was Mr. K.P. Sajinath (Chairperson, Child Welfare Commission, Kollam). Don Bosco Youth Forum, the youth wing of FCDP, in collaboration with Rotary Club of Thangassery conducted a cycle rally on 13th November 2021 in which more than 100 youths participated. ................
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Rev. Fr Rubin Mathew, Director BREADS Felicitated and the Second Phase of WE-Autos distribution inaugurated - 6th November 2021

The second phase of WE-Autos under FCDP was inaugurated by Mr. R. Sharath Chandran, Joint RTO, Kunnathoor, Kollam on Saturday, 6th November 2021. In the function, Mr. R. Sharath Chandran, and Rev. Fr. Rubin Mathew ................
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International Girl Child Day – 16th October 2021

Don Bosco Youth Forum in Collaboration with Rotary Club of Thangassery observed the International Girl Child Day on 16th October 2021. The programme was chaired by Dr. Sindha H. Mendez and was inaugurated by Deputy DMO, Dr. R. Sandhya. In the event, Dr. R. Sandhya also handed over the certificates of successful completion ................
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Peace Rally - 2nd October 2021

Don Bosco Youth joined the rest of the world in celebrating Gandhi Jayanthi and international year of non-violence. A Peace Rally was organized under the aegis of Rotary Club of Thangassery in collaboration with Don Bosco Youth Forum and FCDP to mark the occasion. The Peace Rally was flagged off by Mr. Sreenivasan ................
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Beach Cleaning Campaign

Don Bosco Youth Forum an initiative of FCDP, in collaboration with Kollam Corporation and Rotary Club of Thangasseri organized a beach cleaning campaign on 18 th September 2021. As the world celebrated Ozone Day on 16 th September, Don Bosco Youth Forum in an ................
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An Onam with covid protocols – 19th August 2021

The Onam Celebration held at Don Bosco, College Junction, though symbolic came as a welcome surprise to the members of Don Bosco Youth Forum. For the past two years, due to the pandemic, Onam has not been celebrated as a huge event as it used to be. ................
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WE-AUTOS training program at Mahindra Service centre - 12th August 2021

A training program was conducted for the women drivers under the We-Auto project at Mahindra Service centre. The one-hour long session started at 3:15pm. Fr. Joby Sebastian (Director, FCDP) introduced Mr. Jamin, Technical manager and Mr. Jithin, asst. ................
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Career Guidance class organized for DBYF members - 10th August 2021

On 10th August 2021, a career guidance class was organized for the 10th and 12th standard members of the Don Bosco Youth Forum. Fr. Joby Sebastian (Director, FCDP), inaugurated the session. The resource person was Mr. Rajesh, a renowned ................
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Farewell to Mr. Anoopraj - 4th August 2021

The staff of FCDP and TMS bid farewell to Shri. Anoopraj at a moving function held at FCDP hall on 4th of August at 4:30 pm. The meeting was presided over by Dr. Sindha Mendez, the chairperson of FCDP. Mrs. Mini Mary welcomed all while Sr. Mary Karuvelil, ................
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WE-AUTOS Inauguration - 4th August 2021

The inauguration of WE-AUTOS (women empowerment) project and the first phase distribution of electric autos to women was held today (4.8.21) at FCDP. Hon. Mayor of Kollam, Smt. Prasanna Earnest officially inaugurated the function. ................
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Don Bosco Youth Forum meets again - 3rd August 2021

After a gap of few months, Don Bosco youth forum met again but under covid protocols. The first meeting post lockdown, was held on Tuesday, 2nd of August 2021 at FCDP with a rejuvenated team of new members. The meeting was held in two batches viz., 11.00 am ................
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Production Unit relocated to Don Bosco Centre, Kodimaram - 2nd August 2021

After months of preparation, finally the newly renovated production centre for Healthy Masala and Homecare products under FCDP was inaugurated at Don Bosco Centre, Kodimaram. The unit was inaugurated and blessed by Fr. Stephen Mukkattil ................
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A token of Love for Team Covid – 01st July 2021

'Act as if what you do makes a difference, it does'. Team Covid received token of love from all sides even after relieving from the relief activities. Reena Titus, Parlour executive of Olivia herbal cosmetics company handed over their token...................
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Award for ‘Blood for life’ campaign – 14th June 2021

The Don Bosco Team Covid under the banner of FCDP (Fishermen Community Development Programme, was awarded by the District Hospital Kollam for its meritorious service of blood donation at the time of the pandemic...................
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Anti- malaria Camp – 05th June 2021

As part of the Anti-Malaria Month observed every year in the month of June throughout the country, a camp for prevention and control of malaria was organised by District Health Department, Kollam in collaboration with Fishermen Community Development Programme (FCDP)..................
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Environment Day celebrated – 05th June 2021

FCDP and TMS celebrated World Environment day by distributing saplings along with the Vishappinu vida food packets to the needy with the message 'A food pack for today and a tree for tomorrow’ Mr Tomy (Councillor, Pallithottam)..................
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A homeopathic defence against COVID 19 – 03rd June 2021

Covid cases were increasing severely, all over and FCDP as a part of its Covid prevention activities distributed free homeo medicines for people in the coastal areas. Homeopathic remedies are generally safe and is said to be effective..................
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Kits for Transgenders – 24th May 2021

If you search for the Malayalam of 'transgender' you won't be able to find a respectable term. They are still considered an outcast, even in our language. The second wave of the pandemic was an unexpected blow for the entire population which include those whom we..................
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Step up with FCDP & Bosco Reels 2.1

FCDP conducted various summer programs in the month of May to engage the young minds. To start with, an online dance competition called Step up with FCDP was held. The responses received were overwhelming and thus more programs were..................
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Blood is Life Campaign – 20 th May 2021

There's much talk about oxygen cylinders and hospital beds, but not so much about the supplies of the tissue that disseminates oxygen through our body: BLOOD. At this time of crisis, when social distancing is the new normal, we need..................
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KISMAT Migrant Helpdesk

The Kollam migrant helpdesk under KISMAT has been working tirelessly during the pandemic for the migrants who have ended up in their rooms without any job, food supplies or awareness about the current covid situation. KISMAT Kollam is really..................
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Team Covid – 2021

Team Covid an initiative of Don Bosco youth forum under FCDP was a 25 member group aimed to lessen the burden of the pandemic in the coastal areas in the light of the lockdown that was implemented throughout the state from 8 th May 2021..................
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Reaching Out

Ansona, a member of Don Bosco Youth Forum was given a refurbished Samsung Galaxy J7 phone as a support for pursuing her studies. Thanks to our generous benefactors, in the month of April, Medical aid given to three patients suffering from.................
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DBYF receives government affiliation – 28th April 2021

Don Bosco Youth Forum under FCDP is now affiliated to Nehru Yuva Kendra (Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, GOI). Mr. Nipun Chandran, District Youth Officer, Kollam, handed over the affiliation certificate to Mr. Anoopraj, Project Coordinator, and FCDP.................
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Easter for Vishappinu Vida– 4th April 2021

Though the covid pandemic dampened the grandeur of Easter with external celebrations being reduced to minimum, for the beneficiaries of the food progam "Let us say no hunger", the day matched no other. It was a grand celebration indeed !................
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Bicycle tour for DBYF – 28th March 2021

Members of DBYF set out in the evening on Sunday 28th March 2021 for a road trip in bicycles. We just hit the road, destination unplanned. After all, that's how life is or how it should be. It is the wind, our will and speed of the legs that take................
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Quiz Program for DBYF – 27th March 2021

Don Bosco Youth Forum met on Saturday 27.03.2021, The highlight of the program was the Quiz competition based on Kerala PSC General Knowledge. The quiz master was Fr. Robin SDB and Ms. Norin Alexander was the time and score keeper................
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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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