The idea of Monduli Rehabilitation Center for People with Disability started in 1990’s when we realized that there were many people living with disabilities who wanted to go from days and nights of empty hours to enriching and active lifestyles.
The project was initiated to provide short-term rehabilitation services to people with disabilities. In the year 1999, the rehabilitation Centre officially opened at Monduli town. Our coverage extends to 6 districts in the Arusha and Manyara regions. We are working for children, youth and adults with various types of disabilities – primarily those with physical disability, cerebral palsy, osteofluorosis, Post Poliomyelitis, cleft palate, Estrogenic Imperfector, etc.
Huduma Ya Walemavu is committed to giving physical and spiritual healing to persons living with disabilities in the
communities of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Arusha.
Our vision is to see people with disabilities rehabilitated, respected, integrated and fully
participating in an inclusive society.
-Comprehensive physical ,emotional, and social assessment
-Referral to surgical & medical treatments
-Postoperative Rehabilitation care
-Community Health Workers Training
Physiotherapy Services- Our regular activities of physiotherapy at the centre include providing physiotherapy to inpatients and outpatients, assessing and designing the equipment needed by persons with disabilities (e.g. crutches, splints and wheelchairs), planning long-term goals for persons with disabilities (e.g. primary education or vocational training). The department also looks to improve knowledge within the team about children with disabilities and their specific needs. We also provide home visits and counseling services for persons with disabilities.
Occupational Therapy – We provide treatment to both inpatients and out patients of different ages with different conditions. We also help in education about self-care, adapting to daily life activities, living with a disability
Orthopaedic Services - Prosthetics, Orthotists braces, splints, posterior shells and other orthopedic appliances are fabricated at the center's Orthopaedic workshop by using local and imported raw materials.
Carpentry Services – Our in-house carpenter, using the designs produced by the physiotherapy department, constructs the majority of our adaptive equipment, which includes walking and standing frames, special adapted chairs and crutches.
Education – Children between the ages of 4-to 18 year who stay at the centre and children from around Monduli are supported academically through enrolment to our pre-school which is located at the centre. We support those who are physically disabled, speech, hearing and visually impaired people within the age group of 10-20 years by referring them to our partner schools (special schools) or to a vocational training centre as the case may require.
Referral Surgical & Medical Treatment – We have a residential centre at Monduli where persons with disabilities can stay while under-going treatment. We also provide out- patient services at the centre. We collaborate with referral hospitals within and outside the Arusha Region to correct deformities, release contractures etc and for clinical checkups of our outpatients. We also have visiting surgeons from various countries abroad who carry out both plastic and orthopedic surgeries. For follow ups and for proper management, patients’ records are collected and maintained at the rehabilitation centre.
Outreach Services – The Outreach program team consists of a physiotherapist, a nurse, a prosthetist-orthotist and an occupational therapist. This team is supported by community health workers we have previously trained, village leaders and the family. The team provides services to persons with disabilities while also spreading awareness to the larger community. These activities are helpful in identification of new cases (who are referred to the rehabilitation centre if required), following up on old patients, home visits for physiotherapy & referring those who need medical treatment to local dispensaries and hospitals. Provision of mobility and other functional aids are also done as needed.
Nursing Services - Registered nurses provide pre and post operative care to patients admitted at the Centre. Services include post-operative wound care, counseling of persons with disabilities and their families, training mothers on care of their children with disabilities, health education, provision of medication and escorting patients to referral hospitals and assisting them where required.
How you can Help
-Engage with the children, youth and adults with disabilities
-Design and/or run special programs for our children
-Participate in organization building through involvement in task forces and committees
-Raise funds through participation in events and campaigns
-Benefit from volunteering and networking with other volunteers