The CESCI Support Association
The CESCI Support Association, which has charitable status, was founded in 1996 by Maja Koene with the aim of supporting the CESCI Centre in Madurai both financially and in other ways. The association also supports the social reform movement, Ekta Parishad and creates awareness for its work in Switzerland. In addition, the association promotes the transfer of specialist skills and socio-cultural exchange between the two countries.
To achieve these goals the association organizes exchange programs and educational trips and acts as a contact point for these programs and trips; stages public events; collaborates with related organizations and carries out media work; and raises money for projects in and around the CESCI Centre and for the work of Ekta Parishad.