About CAI4SR

Community Advancement Initiative for Self-Reliance (CAI4SR) is a Non-government and not-for-profit organization based in Osogbo, Osun State, Nigeria. [Read More]

Our Mission

Championing the course of women, children and persons with disabilities through innovative programmes to ensure protection and promotion of human rights and attainment of their full potentials.

Our Vision

A world where everyone enjoys human rights as a pathway to development.

Our Goal

A society in which failure is a matter of choice and not denial of rights .

Our Slogan

CAI4SR... "pathway to self reliance"

What We Do

Programme: Health, Sexual and Reproductive Health Right, Civic Engagement. [Read More]

Programme: Health

CAI4SR secured a three – year funding from the Christoffel Blinden Mission (CBM) UK implemented through CBM Nigeria on the prevention of avoidable blindness amongst children from age 0 to 14.

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Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights

CAI4SR gender-based violence strategy has been basically to raise awareness about gender base violence in the society.

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Civic Engagement

As part of civil society engagement for the 2019 general elections, CAI4SR partnered with the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) to embark on community mobilisation in some LGAs, Osun state, Nigeria.

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Welcome to CAI4SR Official Website Platform

Community Advancement Initiative for Self-Reliance (CAI4SR) is a Non-government and not-for-profit organization based in Osogbo, Osun State. The aim of the organization is to champion the course of the oppressed and voiceless in Nigeria and beyond through innovative programmes and projects for awareness raising and sensitization on Human Rights and its implication for development. Our primary targets are women, children and persons with disabilities. The organisation was founded in the year 2009 but registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) on November 7, 2014.

Beneficiaries Feedback during CBM Project 2017-2019


In February, Essilor’s social impact fund, Vision For Life (VFL) and Community Advancement Initiative for Self-Reliance (CAI4SR) launched our first vision center in the state of Osun, Nigeria.According to our Eliminating Poor Vision in a Generation report, Nigeria is among the top ten countries with the largest population of people suffering from uncorrected poor vision. Therefore this vision center situated in the town of Oshogbo is very welcome as it will provide sustainable access to vision correction to 200,000 residents and contribute towards the elimination of poor vision in the area.

Opened in conjunction with CAI4SR’s 10th anniversary and commemorated by a free screening event, the vision center is housed within the NGO’s premises. It will provide free refraction screenings and affordable glasses from our 2.5 New Vision Generation (2.5 NVG) range.

Founded in 2009 by Mr and Mrs Ayeni, CAI4SR focuses on championing women, children and persons with disabilities. The NGO has developed many different kinds of outreach and mobilization programs to serve the rural communities in Osun, including initiatives that create access to vision care.

VFL and CAI4SR joined forces six months ago to establish this vision center, and VFL will continue to support future screening initiatives for children led by CAI4SR in the state.

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