Cher Wei Jie is just like any other young adult in your neighbourhood. He enjoys watching football on television, listening to Love 97.2 FM and plays computer games. But unbeknown to the public, the quiet young man was diagnosed with mild autism. An only child to a salesperson father and a housekeeper mother, Wei Jie’s condition came as blow to his parents as he exhibited delayed fine gross motor skills at a young age.
Wei Jie graduated from Metta School in 2011 with an ITE Skills Certificate in Baking. He moved on to follow his passion with Metta Café. Working behind the scenes, Wei Jie was given duties such as preparing sandwiches, assisting the trainer in the preparation of mooncake fillings, cookies, wrapping individually-sliced cream cakes and assisting in corporate CSR activities.
It was an uphill task for Wei Jie as he faces challenges in basic tasks such as arranging brownie cakes into their respective trays. When asked what he looks forward to in his future, the optimistic young man exclaimed delightedly, “I am happy at Metta Café. I hope to learn more here.”