Centre for Community Initiative (CCI) is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit organisation started on March 7, 2002 by like-minded individuals and restructured in 2007 to deal with various issues to provide a better society through community initiative and participation for the welfare of society and in particular to persons with disabilities (PwDs).
In 2005 the Secretary was blessed with a baby boy who was diagnosed with optic nerve atrophy a day after birth. In a dauntless attempt to treat the child, he ended up feeling the urgent need to form a parents’ group that would meet regularly to share their problems, to encourage one another in challenging times and to work towards creating a more accepting society— an inclusive society. With this, CCI was restructured and is devoted to PwDs by advocating, facilitating and empowering parents, siblings and the PwDs through practical support. It involves in mapping positive and supportive environment for PwDs; encourages inclusive society and advocates for their rights and dignity.
With the vision of building a healthy and a just society with equal opportunities for all, CCI has expanded its focus area and work towards the upliftment of the marginalised communities through different livelihood and sustainable development programmes. It also shares, listens, commits and work towards building a responsive society in which the community can explore their potential and grow in self-esteem to enjoy full participation in the community.