Metta Welfare Association
About Metta Welfare Association
Metta Welfare Association (Metta) was founded in 1992 by Venerable Shi Fa Zhao, Abbot of the Golden Pagoda Buddhist Temple. Registered as a charity in 1994, Metta is endorsed by the Ministry of Social and Family Development and the Ministry of Health and Ministry of Education.
Metta is dedicated to delivering social service programmes for individuals and families by collaborating with their donors, partners, vendors and community organisations for the following; Children Care, Disability Care, Medical Care, Special Education and Supported Employment for Youth.
Arts@Metta was initiated in 2007 by Metta Welfare Association to actively seek to increase employment opportunitues for graduated Metta School Youths diagnosed with mild disability and/or autism through a comprehensive training and development in the visual arts. We strive to empower them with life skills that promote integration, independence and socialisation.
Find out more at Metta website.
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Seah Chee Meng
Seah Chee Meng has been training and working at Arts@Metta since 2008 producing batik painting and pottery art pieces. His skill in the arts has also grown leaps and bounds. He is now one of our resident artist in the arts studio producing complex batik pieces. Diagnosed with intellectual disability, his employment at Arts@Metta enables him to lead an independent life and integrating into society. In his free time, Chee Meng enjoys planting and watching Korean dramas.
Muhammad Fadhil Bin Abdul Jalil
Muhammad Fadhil is a very patient and detailed Artist. Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, Fadhil is a quiet observer and takes instructions carefully. He is passionate about manga and robots, and you can often find him sketching these characters during his free time. He loves playing with his seven family cats.
Tan Yan Min
Tan Yan Min’s art works are always teeming with bright and vibrant colours. Diagnosed with mild intellectual disability, she is also passionate about dance and has done walks on runways. In her free time, Yan Min enjoys drawing and experimenting different forms of art.
Jozie Keok Yue Ting
Jozie Keok’s artworks carry her signature bright and bold colours. She loves experimenting different forms of art and loves using hama beads to create art and jewellery. Diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder, Jozie has a sociable personality and helps her colleagues in time of need. She is also a fan of Mandarin oldies!
Namira Binte Ismail
Namira has been training and working at Arts@Metta, producing batik painting and pottery art pieces. Diagnosed with mild intellectual disability, Namira has a keen eye for patterns and it is reflected in her artwork. She is able to comprehend instructions well and is motivated to complete the work that are assigned to her.
Donovan Ho Ji Xuan
Donovan has a lovable personality. In times of need, he will be there to help. He also often shows concern to his colleagues and greets everyone he sees. Diagnosed with down syndrome, Donovan likes using shapes in his artworks. he loves to watch TV in and engages in social media platforms in his free time.
Yong Qiao Qi
Qiao Qi has a bright personality and it is often reflected in her art pieces. She sees life in a different and unique perspective, and these often form the sources of her art inspirations. Qiao Qi has a strong passion for dance as well!
Teo Wen Yin, Brenda
Brenda loves sketching and gets inspired to sketch food that she sees in her daily life. She likes to explore different colours and shapes and adopts a quirky art style. Diagnosed with mild intellectual disability, Brenda is able to express herself well with words.