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 President and Abbot of the Buddha Tooth Relic Temple and Museum.
Registered as a society in 1994, Metta is presently endorsed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development (MSF), Ministry of Health (MOH) and Ministry of Education (MOE). We are also members of the National Council of Social Service (NCSS), Singapore Hospice Council and Singapore Disability Sports Council.
Playing a pivotal role in realising our mission are nine welfare centres that are located island wide. Currently serving some 1,100 beneficiaries, the centres are segregated into the following areas:
1) Disability Care
2) Medical Care
3) Children Care
4) Special Education
5) Alumni Care
From the young to the elderly, the infirm to the terminally ill, we transcend racial and religious barriers to enhance their quality of life. A challenging task it is but our driving force comes from the satisfaction of seeing them receive proper care and lead fulfilling lives. We take pride in our ability to offer a comprehensive range of services that goes beyond the mere fulfillment of their requirements.
Intended use of funds through the YFC 2018 programme
The funds will be utilized to support Metta’s centres and programs including:
– Metta Home
– Metta Day Activitiy Centre for the Intellectually Disabled
– Metta Rehabilitation Centre for the Elderly
– Metta Hospice
– Metta Home Nursing
– Metta Preschool
– Metta Alumni Care
Organisation needs include a volunteer management system, medical supplies, health supplements, wheelchairs and IT equipment.
Engaging and involving the YFC participants
– Orientation for the volunteers to have an overview of our programs & services and what Metta does.
– Visit some of Metta’s centres to interact with our beneficiaries.