SERVICES OFFERED BY MDLC.
(a) National Educational Assessment Centre for children with mental disabilities.

Since 1987 the MDLC has been providing services of assessment for children with mentally special needs. Currently over 3,780 children have been assessed. This educational assessment services is done along side the medical assessment referral provided by Muhimbili National Hospital. This program executed by the specialized teachers/personnel. Children assessed may go to various centres/units/schools of children with mental disability all over the country.
(b) Home Visiting Program (HVP) for children with mental disabilities.
The overall Aim of this programme is to enable children with mental disabilities to get to school/unit/centre as their basic children rights of getting education.
To train mentally handicapped children to get opportunity to exercise their body organs and brain, teaching them basic skills of dressing, feeding, combing, using toilet, playing games hence acquainting them to get ready to attend in centre/unit/school.
Teaching parents, guardians, Local government leaders and social workers to reduce stigmatization against mentally handicapped children. The targeted children are those with 4 – 10 years old.
The MDLC in collaboration with the Danish Lutheran Mission (DLM) and Danish Mission Council Development Department (DMCDD) in Temeke district initially launched this programme in 2002.
This program is now covering the three municipals of Dar es Salaam which are Kinondoni, Temeke and Ilala thus we are serving more than 368 children in Dar es Salaam city. Starting from 2012, the programme extended to Kisarawe and Mlandizi – Kibaha districts. Special field workers and Occupational therapist (OT) works in this programme daily.
(c) Special School for children with mental disabilities.
The Special School “Shule ya Mtoni Maalum” runs in cooperation between the ELCT: ECD and the Tanzanian Government through Temeke Municipal Council [Ministry of Education and Vocational Training: Special Education]. The ELCT: ECD owns and provides buildings and other facilities such as furniture etc., care staff and some daily needs.
The government provides 10 teaching staffs and a Nurse while the ELCT: ECD employs 22 staffs and caters all other costs like administration, running costs, energy resources, teaching materials and food. The MDLC rely on offerings, gifts and donations to pay for ongoing running costs, maintenance of the buildings and play and educational equipment for the classrooms and afternoon activities.
(d) Volunteering and Internships programmes.
The MDLC provides space for people from all over the world to volunteer in working with the centre, giving gifts and supports to the centre/programmes offered.
Besides, the MDLC offers opportunities for students and researchers worldwide to do their field practices in the centre.
The MDLC welcomes qualified and people who have heart and passion to work with children with mental handicapped to come and volunteer willingly and wholeheartedly.
“Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.” John 12:26.