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ends 31 Mar 2021, 11:59 PM
Caring for the underprivileged in our community: Mariam's Story

Mariam developed mild mental deficiency at the age of 12, with her condition worsening into adulthood. Due to her deficiency, Mariam was often taken advantaged of and bullied.

Living with her only sister in a one-room flat, Mariam can do simple household chores and self-care. However, she would throw temper tantrums and break items around the house at times. Due to increasing family conflicts, her sister made the difficult decision to put Mariam in a residential home with professional care and facilities.

This year, Mariam is 61 and has resided in Metta Home for 11 years. Through Metta Home's individualised care plan, Mariam can control her behavioral problems. These days, Mariam enjoys doing simple exercises, word puzzles, and simple mathematical sums.

Mariam's sister visits her at Metta Home and is pleased with the positive changes to Mariam's behavioral issues over the years.

As Mariam says, "I am happy in Metta Home, I have all my friends here!"

Note: Photos were taken before the COVID-19 pandemic.

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About the Charity

Founded in 1992 by Venerable Chao Khun 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.

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SUPPORTED CAUSES
Children & Youth
Disability
Elderly
Social Service