Ferrando Speech and Hearing Centre at Barapani in Meghalaya, established in 1996 reaches out to hearing impaired children from all over India, especially from the Northeast region. It gives special care for the prevention and reduction of the effects of preventable hearing impairment in young children through early identification, intervention and pre-school education. Besides catering to the children, it also works towards the empowerment of the families of hearing impaired children to face the challenges in bringing up their hearing impaired children. Some of the works undertaken by the institution are Early Intervention, Education, Rehabilitation, Vocational Training and manpower development for the Hearing Impaired, Vision unit (refraction and distribution of corrective glasses), Orthotic, Prosthetic and Physio-therapy unit. Similarly, Ferrando Rehabilitation Centre at Nandannagar in Tripura reaches out to the physically challenged, especially the children who are blind.