Workshops For Good

Our partners have prepared a series of interesting talks and workshops. Whether you want to gain new knowledge about dementia or people with disabilities, our charity partners will answer your questions. We also have baking workshops for cupcake-lovers and passionate bakers!

The talks by Rainbow Centre and Alzheimer's Disease Association are FREE but you may choose to make a donation to support the charities and their beneficiaries! CapitaLand Hope Foundation(CHF) will match your donation dollar-for-dollar.

Hesitate no more - join us on this journey of discovery and exploration! 

Rainbow Centre

[Closed] Disabilities & Diversity | Why It Matters 

Date: 12 August 2020, Wednesday

Time: 5 - 6 pm (1 Hour)

Where: Zoom



Outline of the Talk

  • Introduction to Disabilities
  • Useful Tips for Interacting with Persons with Disabilities
  • Diversity & Inclusion   
  • Why it Matters
  • Rainbow Centre's Journey with their Partners

After the talk, participants are encouraged to donate any amount that they wish to. They can donate via a campaign which will run until the end of the week, Friday 14 Aug. CHF has agreed to channel the dollar-for-dollar matching of the donations raised through the talk towards Rainbow Centre's New Campus Fund. 

Meet The Speakers


Tan Yeok Nguan

Head, Inclusive Design | Rainbow Centre, Singapore

In his two decades of work experiences, Yeok Nguan has served in three key sectors, namely: Education, Design and the Social Service. Currently, he heads the Inclusive Design team at Rainbow Centre, Singapore, and provides expertise in the areas of design thinking and creating inclusive environments for persons of all abilities.  


Sharifah M Shahab-Yokoyama

Associate Trainer, Training & Consultancy | Rainbow Centre, Singapore

As a Special Education Practitioner for more than 30 years, Sharifah is driven by the belief that every child, regardless of their different needs, has the right to participate fully in the community and to have the same choices, opportunities and experiences as other children. She is a strong advocate of advancing opportunities and access to inclusive possibilities for people with disabilities.

Alzheimer's Disease Association


[Closed] Interacting with Persons with Dementia

Date:19 August 2020, Wednesday 

Time: 12- 1 pm (1 Hour)

Where: Zoom

Outline of the Talk

The talk will cover basic understanding in working with persons with dementia.  It will introduce different strategies to communicate and engage people with dementia in a meaningful manner by using the Person-Centred Approach. 

The objective is for audience to be able to:

  • Recognise the needs of persons with dementia using the Person-Centred approach
  • Identify the factors that can affect communication and interactions with persons with dementia
  • Select appropriate strategies to create meaningful interactions with persons with dementia

Meet The Speaker

Ms Karen Amanda Lim

Assistant Manager - Community Enabling | Alzheimer's Disease Association

As the incidence of dementia continues to increase at an alarming rate worldwide, it is now evident that optimal caregiver support and dementia care can only be achieved via training in novel psychological and social therapies that even medical practitioners need to learn from specialised agencies such as the Alzheimer's Disease Association (ADA).

With more than seven years of experience in the eldercare and dementia-care sectors, Karen is ADA's most visible face in public education and community engagement. She is trained in ADA's Person-Centred Care approach, and constantly updates her knowledge of dementia-care trends through the courses conducted by ADA Academy, the Agency for Integrated Care, Social Service Institute and The Management Development Institute of Singapore. Her command of both English and Mandarin enables her to reach out to hundreds of volunteers, allied healthcare professionals and members of the public through public talks that explain dementia in laymen’s terms, and address the unwarranted stigma and myths behind the condition.

Metta Welfare Association


Duration: 2 hours hands-on experience (non-virtual)

  • 90 minutes session including making and decoration
  • 30 minutes light refreshments

Class Size: Maximum 10 pax

Cupcake Flavour: Chocolate (Halal)

*Safe distancing measures will be taken during the workshops

Register here!

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Price: CORPORATE SPECIAL S$25 per pax (UP: S$40 Per pax)

Registration Fee includes:

  • All ingredients and materials provided
  • Interactive hands-on session
  • Light refreshments during the session
  • Your own creations to bring home (About 3 –4 cupcakes)

*Note: Proceeds raised from the workshop go towards supporting F&B training programmes for Metta School Alumni youths with special needs.

Date & Time

Session 1 - 25 August 2020 (Tuesday) | 2pm - 4pm

Session 2 -  27 August 2020 (Thursday) | 2pm - 4pm

Session 3 -  28 August 2020 (Friday) | 2pm - 4pm

Session 4 - 29 August 2020 (Saturday) | 2pm - 4pm

Session 5 - 31 August 2020 (Monday) | 2pm - 4pm

About the Venue

Venue: Metta Café, Metta Building, 32 Simei Street 1, Singapore 529950

•Parking: Car Park next to Metta Building

•Nearest MRT: Simei MRT

(Approximately 10 minutes walk / Take Bus Service No. 9 and alight at the 3rd bus stop)

Meet The Trainer & Beneficiaries

Joanne is a Pastry Chef cum Trainer with Metta Café. She has over 10 years of experience in the F&B and hospitality industries. Her passion in baking aspired her to pursue a course in Pastry and Bakery at Shatec Singapore.

Joanne believes that baking has a therapeutic effect. Each baking process is a relaxing journey and she finds joy in cake decoration and piping of buttercream flowers. She looks forward to share her experience and joy of baking with like-minded individuals!

Apart from Joanne, METTA's apprentices will be involved in the workshop too. They are Shirley, Heng Shen, Wei Jie, Rachel and Edmund.