Executive Director’s Message

executive director photoAs Metta Welfare Association moves on to a new era since its inception two decades ago, the past year has seen significant changes as we advanced towards better improvements in our governance and management process.

We have embarked on the Singapore Quality Class (SQC) journey to improve on the quality of our welfare services. This move has helped us to take a leap forward as we further upgrade on our organisation model for managing business excellence.

Alongside technological advancements, tablets have been issued to the teachers in our two pre-schools to facilitate the customised leaning pathways for our pre-schoolers. Our hospice care team have also been issued with tablets to record, monitor and track the condition of our clients.

To further enhance the quality of life for our hospice clients, we have started an initiative “Make A Wish’ to fulfil their wishes. An inaugural Remembrance Day was held in September 2013 for the families and caregivers of our late clients to come together and share their experiences with their loved ones in journeying through the last phases of their lives.

As of May 2014, we have transferred the services of SE-CDC Metta Student Care Centre to Morning Star Community Service.

Metta constantly looks to upgrade and reinvent itself so as to adapt and meet the needs and changes in society.

We attain the prestigious Environmental & Biodiversity Excellence Award in NParks’ Community in Bloom Awards 2014. Our staff and clients have taken much effort and pride into bringing life to our Metta garden through their passion and diligence.

On a final note, I would like to thank all our donors, volunteers, management committee and committee members and staff with deepest sincerity for their unfailing allegiant support and devoted inspiration. May you receive bountiful blessings of peace and love.

慈光福利协会在成立20周年之际迈入新纪元,改善管治方法和提高管理运作对于去年的运作,有着举足轻重的重大改变。

慈光着手进行新加坡素质级认证,致力改善福利服务的质素。此举令慈光能跨越向前,进一步提升管理企业楷模。

随着科技日益发展,慈光已于2间幼儿园引入平板计算机,向幼儿设立自定义学习旅程。安宁居家护理中心也设置平板计算机,以纪录、监察和追踪病患的辋况。

为进一步提升安宁居家护理中心的素质,我们已展开「许个愿」活动,务求达成他们的心愿。慈光更于2013年9月举行哀悼日,邀凊已去世的受惠人家属及照料者出席并分享陪伴受惠人走毕临终旅程的经验。

从2014年5月起,慈光亦将东南社理会—慈光学生托管中心转交由晨星之家接手营运。

慈光持续升级、自我重塑,以适应社会不断改变的需求。

慈光很荣幸获得Bloom Awards 2014 颁发的 NParks’ Community Environmental & Biodiversity Excellence Award。慈光职员和受惠人运用无比的热情和干劲,以努力不懈的精神,亲手成立慈光花园,引以为荣。

最后,谨此向各慈长人翁、义工、管委会、委员和职员锲而不舍的拥护支持和鼓励,表达最诚摰的谢忱。祝愿世界和平、心身自在!

 

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