The initial focus at establishment in 1986 was provision of close health attention and physical rehabilitation to casualty combatants. The present focus is provision of physical and psycho-social rehabilitation and support to disabled combatants and family.
The mission of CMRC is to rehabilitate soldiers with disabilities physically and psycho-socially and prepare them, through skills development, for redeployment or effective re-integration into the civil community, and their follow up thereafter.
Physical and Psycho-social Rehabilitation.
This is the subjecting of the disabled soldiers to various rehabilitation processes according to disability:
- For Disability of Limbs. Physiotherapy and provision of orthopedic devices (prosthetics, orthotics, corsets, and orthopedic boots) and assistive devices for movement like crutches, wheel chairs etc.
- AMA Project. Orthopedic workshop project run by a South African company Africa Medical Alliance (AMA). The building complex and installation of all equipment are all completed. Only raw materials are awaited.
- For Impairment of Vision and Hearing.
- Training in practical life skills like Braille and Sign Language at Kyambogo University School of Special Needs under Exercise Giving Hope.
- Provision of assistive devices like spectacles and white cane sticks for the totally blind and hearing aids for the deaf.
- Counseling. An integral part of the rehabilitation process helping the disabled psychologically from hopelessness to being and feeling useful in society with hope. The Social Workers are effectively playing this role.
- Medical Assessment. There is regular medical assessment of every individual disabled soldier to determine: Degree of disability, Extent of rehabilitation.
Special Needs Sports: Sit ball, sitting volleyball, Goal ball for the blind, Wheelchair basketball, Construction of Special Needs Sports court is underway.
Projects for Welfare and Demonstration: There are projects for enhancement of welfare and practicing technical skills. They include; Dairy Farm, Carpentry and Metal Workshops, Mubende Officers Welfare Organization (MOWO) – Mess, Forestation and Fish Farming. The maize mill has been hired out for Shs 18m/= per year.
Group and Individual Projects: These are for income generation and domestic consumption respectively. They include candle making, baking, mushroom growing, making charcoal brickets, food production, kitchen gardening etc.