Cyriac Elias Voluntary Association (CEVA) established in the year 1987 has been the Icon of CMI Social Responsibility. Over the past 29 years, CEVA has been existing as the voice of the unheard, reaching the unreached, rooting in the charism of the CMI Congregation.
Functioning from our office in Kochi, the services of CEVA are spread across the nation regardless of caste, creed or gender.
CEVA has adopted the motto “Involve, Evolve & Sustain” for the year 2016. In tune with Pope Francis’ call for “working together to build an ever more just, free and secure society for generations yet to come, CEVA too focuses on working together with the beneficiaries to ensure their involvement and thus to make their development sustainable.
We acknowledge the relevance of teamwork in the development and growth of the community as the word TEAM itself signifies “Together Everyone Achieves More.
Through networking and building mutually beneficial partnerships with NGOs, institutions, social work colleges, schools and individuals, we hope to synergize all efforts in building a better nation for our future generations.
“Creating a social environment in which integral development of poor families takes place.”
“Evolving and promoting a family centered approach in the development of the poor.”
28 Years of Experience in the Implemention of Projects
CEVA is involved in the direct implementation of development projects in India since its inception. CEVA on the basis of its research on social issues, formulate new projects for the eradication of those social issues. CEVA initiates steps against social issues such as poverty, child labour, illiteracy, HIV/AIDS, natural calamities, issues related with women, issues related with children, unemployment, etc.
28 Years of Experience in Coordination of Projects
Coordinating of Projects is a unique feature of CEVA. CEVA successfully coordinated nearly 200 major & 800 minor projects with the help of more than 500 grass root level NGOs. Those organizations that joined hands with CEVA for the implementation of developmental projects include 295 Hindu organizations, 200 Christian organizations & 5 Muslim
organizations. International organizations such as Karl Kuebel Stifting (KKS) Germany; KIDS Society (Kids in Deficient Situation) Germany; Indienhilfe Germany; Italian Bishops Conference, German Government (BMZ) & European Union (EU) supported CEVA in its services throughout these years.