What a Beary, Merry Christmas!
Yuletide joy comes alive in the form of a stunning, four-metre tall Christmas tree impeccably lined with rows of cuddly toys!
Fete for Volunteers
In a resounding display of solidarity, an impressive collage of volunteers hailing from various age groups and races highlighted the significance of Metta Volunteers’ Nite for the fifth year running.
Metta Shine Night
Into its sixth anniversary, this extravaganza held on 15 November 2008 at the ITE College East saw close to 100 beneficiaries emanating verve from within to deliver uplifting dance performances to their audience.
Community Service Activities with ITE College East>
As part of its “Care for the Community” Scheme, the ITE College East (ITE CE) held a series of enrichment workshops for special needs pupils from Metta School in the last semester of 2008:
Our pupils, Muhd Danish Roslan and Abdul Mu’Izzudin Lud, made a giant leap towards sporting excellence in the Novice Bowling Challenge (Secondary Level) organised by the Singapore Bowling Federation.
Eunos-Metta Charity Banquet Raises Education Funds For Needy Students
Our Children, Our Future. That was the theme of the charity banquet held jointly by the Eunos Citizens’ Consultative Committee (CCC) and Metta.
Special Treats For Special Needs
Homegrown enterprise and winner of Singapore Quality Class, Alcotec Precision Engineering engaged in community outreach for three Metta centres that care for beneficiaries with intellectual disability and autism.
LTA Delivers Cheer
Making Children’s Day celebration on 3 October 2008 an exhilarating ride for our pupils were volunteers from the Land Transport Authority (LTA), who joined the School Event Committee to deliver a day’s worth of treats.
BOWLinks Charity Bowl
The Singapore Bowling Association (SBA) organised a charity bowl on 30 August 2008 at the National Service Resort and Country Club to raise funds for its BOWLinks programme – an initiative that was mooted to help people with disabilities learn and enjoy bowling as a sport.
Hip Hop, Anyone?
Led by a group of student volunteers from ITE College East, some 20 students from Classes C1 to C3 of the Metta School had been practising hard on their hip-hop moves since 11 July 2008.
Folk Art Workshop
Student and staff volunteers from the ITE College East conducted a folk art workshop at the Metta School on 4 July 2008.
Keppel Offshore & Marine – Metta Charity Golf 2008 Held in Conjunction with “Raffles Charity Open 2008″
It was a breakthrough victory for Metta, as its charity golf tournament – well into its ninth year – surpassed former milestones with its inaugural but stellar partnership with Raffles Country Club (RCC) and industrial heavyweight Keppel Offshore & Marine Limited (Keppel O&M).
Raising Blood Stocks
More than 250 blood donors are required daily to meet our nation’s blood transfusion needs.
Social Enterprise In Action
50 students and seven staff from the ITE College East (ITE CE), Metta and NorthLight Schools conducted a social enterprise and community service project in Nong Vieng Kham School in Dong Dok, Laos, from 11 to 21 June 2008.
The Amazing Trail
What better way is there to chase the blues off school holidays coming to a halt than embarking on an adventurous trail in Sentosa?
A Spectacular Omnibus of Treats
Coinciding with the school holidays, the Metta Charity Walk cum Family Carnival is Metta’s flagship outreach event targeted at building resiliency in families and promoting harmony in the heartlands.
Vesak Day Highlights
Over 300 devotees congregated in Metta’s elegantly embellished multi-purpose hall on the night of 10 May 2008 to partake in a series of Vesak Day celebrations feting the birth, enlightenment and nirvana of Lord Buddha.
Singapore Island Country Club May Day Charity Open
Dedicated to doing its part for the less fortunate since 1972, the May Day Charity Open is an annual signature event of the Singapore Island Country Club (SICC).
Integrating Total Education
Inked in September 2006, the ITE College East (ITE CE)-Metta Welfare Association “Care for the Community” Scheme officially ended on a successful note in March 2008.
Enchantment Under The Sea
Sharks, stingrays and giant groupers make strange bedfellows but slumbering and snoozing with these ocean dwellers is no doubt an enchanting treat for the Metta School students.
Welcome To My World
In its inaugural collaboration with NUS Centre For The Arts, Very Special Arts Singapore staged the titular concert that showcased the talents, creativity and drive of performers with disabilities.
Bidding farewell can be an inspiring affair, especially when it is tied to a welfare cause.
Sports In Action
The annual Metta School Sports and Games Day on 7 March 2008 got off to an adrenalin-pumping start, as unrivalled buoyancy hung thick in the air with students raring to pit their athletic skills against their peers.
Unions Unite For A Caring Cause
Enamoured by past performances delivered by the Metta School Chinese Orchestra and angklung troupes, Keppel Offshore & Marine was moved into spreading festive cheer to the entire student cohort with its commemorative timepieces.
Tossing compassion to greater heights, the Holiday Inn Park View Singapore (HIPVS) held a lou hei buffet luncheon on 18 February 2008 for 23 residents aged between 20 and 60 from the Metta Home for the Disabled, all of whom received a warm reception from its General Manager Shantha de Silva and staff from the Human Resource (HR) Department upon arrival.
Chinese New Year Lou Hei Buffet Luncheon
For the third year running, Metta’s lou hei buffet luncheon held on 12 February 2008 at the Metta Building regaled individual and corporate donors with a felicitous line-up of treats that heralded the start of a promising year.
A three-year community initiative mooted by the Land Transport Authority (LTA) has been chalking up success on several fronts since its launch in June 2007.
Demonstrating equal prowess in managing intangible assets, leading global financial services firm JPMorgan Chase chalked up impressive benchmarks in exuberance and interactive indices by stringing multiple engaging treats at a carnival organised specially for Metta School students.