Mbeya Community Based Rehabilitation- Simama is one of the programs that operates under the umbrella of the Catholic Diocese of Mbeya and helps disabled children regardless of their ethnic background, race, colour or religious affiliation. Meanwhile, there are four rehabilitation centres for the children with disabilities.

The notion behind community based rehabilitation
Community based rehabilitation refers to the situation whereby the whole community is involved in helping the disabled (those who are physically and mentally challenged) as far as rehabilitation is concerned.The concept of Community based rehabilitation embraces the following aspects:-

i)The achievement of effective home and neighborhood services.
ii)The use of specialists (doctors) from the hospitals, health centers and dispensaries found among the people around and human resources and other resources found in the community.
iii) Sensitization of the community as far as the importance of helping the disabled is concerned
iv)Involving the local leaders in facilitating positive attitude change.

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