The acronym CESCI stands for Center for Socio-Cultural lnteraction a not-for-profit organisation. The centre is situated near Madurai, in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. It hosts training for the for the social activists 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.
CESCI is a direct form of solidarity. The social organisations and activists on rights of the landless, women and the marginalised communities. A great part of its success is owing to the persistent efforts of men and women following the Gandhian philosophy with the will for social change to the betterment for the marginalized. Since last two and half decades, 1000 of activists work for awareness building, social rights and self help groups. Most of them stem from the same segment of the population they render their service to. Hence, they are familiar with their problems and issues and are able to find suitable solutions.