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 1,200 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 fulfilment of their requirements.
Intended use of funds through the YFC 2019 programme
All funds raised will be used to support Metta’s centres’ programmes and services. Metta Welfare Association’s centres are:
– Metta Day Activity Centre for the Intellectually Disabled (located in Hougang)
– Metta Home for the Disabled & Metta Home Day Activity Centre (located in Woodlands)
– Metta Day Rehabilitation Centre for the Elderly (located in Tampines)
– Metta Hospice Care
– Metta HomeCare
– Metta PreSchool (located in Punggol)
– Metta School (located in Simei)
– Arts @Metta (located in Simei)
– Metta Cafe (located in Simei)
Engaging and involving the YFC participants
The participants can choose to take part in any of the programmes held at our various centres. Our staff will be around to guide and mentor them.