Mr Pauzagin Tonsing and Mrs Dondouching were blessed with a baby boy in 2005 who was diagnosed with optic nerve atrophy, a day after birth. In a dauntless attempt to treat the child, they went to eye hospitals like RIMS (Imphal), Sankardeva Natralya (Guwahati), LVP Eye Institute (Hyderabad) and came to know that the case of their son was irreversible. They even tried to contact organizations which provide services in the town for his care and rehabilitation. However the absence of a reliable institution that could cater to their needs put the effort in vain. They met with others parents, care-givers and even older persons with various disabilities and discussed the common problems they faced. Together, they restructured the society and named it – Centre for Community Initiative (CCI) to focus primarily on disability.