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Centre for Socio-Cultural Interaction (CESCI)

The acronym CESCI stands for Center for Socio-Cultural lnteraction. The centre is situated near Madurai, in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. CESCI was founded in 1996 by a Swiss woman, Maja Koene, together with Rajagopal PV, the initiator of the social reform movement Ekta Parishad.

CESCI, as the name suggests, is a forum for facilitating socio-cultural exchange between the north and the south. Not only this, it also hosts training for the activists from Ekta Parishad and provides an ideal environment in which they can take time to reflect and to recover from the mental and physical demands of their work at the grassroots.

Responsibility for CESCI is now in the hands of an Indian foundation, which is assisted by the CESCI Support Association in Switzerland as needed. The CESCI centre is largely self-funding, which means that the Swiss Support Association - currently numbering around 350 members - can concentrate on providing resources for both individual local projects and also for Ekta Parishad's pan-Indian work towards comprehensive land reform. 

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Jai Jagat 2020 - Move

2020 soll der Kulminationspunkt von Jai Jagat sein.

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CESCI Silver Jubilee


In den ersten zwei Oktoberwochen 2017 feierten wir das 25. Jubiläum des CESCI seit der Grundsteinlegung.

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Ein Freiwilligen-Einsatz in Südindien


Im November/Dezember 2017 verbrachte Beatrice Eyer "Dixy" ihren Sabbatical im CESCI – Ein Kurzbericht

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Asian Networking Workshop

Als eine Folgeaktion der "International Women's Action on Nonviolence" vom Oktober 2016 in Indien fand vom 23. – 27. März 2017 in Manila dieser Workshop statt.

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International Women's Action on Nonviolence" October 2016, India


Dieses Treffen – von vielen Mitgliedern des Fördervereins und weiteren zugewandten Frauen – massgeblich unterstützt, war ein wichtiger und inspirierender Anlass.

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