Who we are
Centre for Community Initiative (CCI) is a non-governmental, non-political and non-profit organisation established in 2002 by like-minded individuals to deal with various social issues through community initiative and participation and in particular, persons with disabilities (PwDs). The Malsawm Initiative (a school for children with special needs), a project run by the organisation is a centre-based unit under Malsawm Ability Resource Centre (MARC). The first-of-its-kind school in the district, it's working towards education for special needs children. The school has up to class VI and increases every year. More than 100 students have been able to join regular schools till date.
Our work and its impact
CCI is working hard to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities by sharing knowledge and creating connections for individuals, advocating through public policy, empowerment and community-based rehabilitation. Under ‘Malsawm Ability Resource Centre’ there is The Malsawm School (a school for children with special needs), a Therapeutic Services Unit, Early Intervention Unit, Home-Based Care Unit, and a Skill Development & Vocational Rehabilitation Unit. With the vision of building a healthy and just society with equal opportunities for all, CCI works towards the upliftment of marginalised communities through different livelihood and sustainability programmes. Through our initiatives, the stigma associated with People with Disabilities has decreased on a large scale. Children with disabilities are attaining inclusive education and many of them were able to attend mainstream schools and the psychological burden on parents was reduced.
How we will utilise these books
To celebrate Daan Utsav, India’s biggest Festival of Giving during which people from all over the country join hands to perform acts of kindness, we are raising funds to give each child age-appropriate books to take home with them, sharing the power of reading with families of all backgrounds and economic means. The few books that have children with special needs as characters will depict our children in heroic ways. We aim to foster a love of reading that translates into success in schools and in their daily lives.
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