Metta Welfare Association
Metta Welfare Association (Metta) was founded in 1992 by Venerable Shi Fa Zhao, Abbot of the Golden Pagoda Buddhist Temple. He is also the Founding President and Founding Abbot of the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum.
Registered as a charity in 1994, Metta is endorsed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development, Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education. Metta is also a member of the National Council of Social Service, Singapore Hospice Council and Singapore Disability Sports Council.
Mission & Objectives
We are dedicated to delivering social service programmes for individuals and families by collaborating with our donors, partners, vendors and community organisations for the following social service programmes:
– early intervention services for young children with learning difficulties
– residential care & respite care for adults with intellectual disabilities
– day activity care and training centres for adults with intellectual disabilities
– day rehabilitative services for elderly and stroke patients
– home nursing and home medical care for patients with chronic illnesses and organ failure
– home palliative care for patients with life limiting illness
– special education and vocational training for children with mild intellectual disability and/or autism
Supported Employment for Youth
– vocational training and supported employment in arts & crafts / food & beverages / environment for youth with mild intellectual disability and/or autism
– social services required by the community
Donovan Ho Ji Xuan
Donovan has a lovable personality and often shows concern to his colleagues. Diagnosed with down syndrome, he likes using shapes in his artworks.
Seah Chee Meng
Chee Meng has been training and working at Arts@Metta since 2008 producing batik painting and pottery art pieces. He is now one of our resident artist in the arts studio. Diagnosed with intellectual disability, his employment at Arts@Metta enables him to lead an independent life and integrate into society. Chee Meng also enjoys planting and watching Korean dramas.
Namira Binte Ismail
Namira has been training and working at Arts@Metta, producing batik painting and pottery art pieces. Diagnosed with mild intellectual disability, Namira has a keen eye for patterns and it is reflected in her artwork. She is able to comprehend instructions well and is motivated to complete the work that is assigned to her.
Jozie Keok Yue Ting
Jozie Keok’s artworks carry her signature bright and bold colours. She loves experimenting with different forms of art and loves using hama beads to create art and jewellery. Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, Jozie has a sociable personality and helps her colleagues in time of need. She is also a fan of Mandarin oldies!
Tan Yan Min
Yan Min’s artworks are always bright and vibrant. Diagnosed with mild intellectual disability, she is also passionate about dance and has done walks on runways. She enjoys drawing and experimenting with different forms of art.
Teo Wen Yin, Brenda
Brenda loves sketching and gets inspired to sketch food that she sees in her daily life. She likes to explore different colours and shapes and adopts a quirky art style. Diagnosed with mild intellectual disability, Brenda is able to express herself well with words.
Muhammad Fadhil Bin Abdul Jalil
Fadhil is a very patient and detailed Artist. Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, he is a quiet observer and takes instructions carefully. He is passionate about manga and robots, and you can often find him sketching these characters during his free time. He loves playing with his seven family cats.