About Campaign

ends 04 Nov 2019, 11:59 PM
Beneath the nation's bustling growth, rich culture and diversity, a small fraction of society's population goes untold and fall through the cracks. Their stories are not told.

Such is the case of 30-year-old Metta Home client, Lim Pei Ling, who has been a resident at Metta Home for the Disabled since she was 16. Born with intellectual disability, Pei Ling is not able to perform activities of daily living (ADL) such as toileting and personal hygiene, compared to her peers.

This puts a burden on her single-parent widower father, Mr Lim Poh Soo, who have to play dual roles of a parent and provider to his only daughter upon the demise of his wife in 2003. Very often, Mr Lim had to entrust his neighbours to buy meals for his daughter often when he is away at work as a gardener. In view of the growing difficulty and his advancing age, Mr Lim finally sought assistance to have Pei Ling institutionalised so that his dearest daughter will be in safe hands and well-cared for by professional staff.

With Pei Ling receiving assistance and gradually learning to be independent, Mr Lim's woes are finally at ease.

In conjunction with Disability Awareness Month, Metta Welfare Association seeks to raise awareness and funds for its programmes which aims to equip all recipients like Pei Ling with the skills and means to lead independent and fulfilling lives, so as to achieve social integration and an enhanced quality of life.

About the Charity

Founded in 1992 by Venerable Shi Fa Zhao, Metta Welfare Association was registered as a charity in 1994. Endorsed by the MSF, MOH and MOE, we are a member of the National Council of Social Service, Singapore Hospice Council and Singapore Disability Sports Council.

Metta Welfare Association aims to provide the following services to the community:

1) To provide accessible and affordable medical care to the less fortunate - home hospice care for the terminally ill and day rehabilitative services for elderly and stroke patients.

2) To provide disability care, respite care, residential care, and training for the intellectually disabled.

3) To provide special education and training for children with mild intellectual disability and/or autism.

4) To provide community care services for the elderly, students and children.

5) To develop and provide forms of medical care and welfare services as required by the community.

FUNDRAISE FOR THIS CAMPAIGN

Fundraising can help to raise more and change more lives.

SUPPORTED CAUSES
Community
Disability
Social Service
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