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After seeing her hard work and efforts bear fruit, Elizabeth became more motivated to learn new skills.

Since joining ECO@Metta as a trainee in 2019, Elizabeth has learnt how waste material can be turned into useful things. It has been a journey of nonstop discovery, and one that has inspired her to be a steward of the environment.

At ECO@Metta, Elizabeth is part of a team that converts orange peels into an all-natural, multi-purpose orange enzyme cleaning solution. She helps out in harvesting orange peels that would otherwise be discarded as food waste. She also assists in workshops designed to demonstrate this eco-friendly process to professionals as part of their companies’ CSR initiatives.

It was not always easy at first for Elizabeth. Diagnosed with Mild Intellectual Disability (MID) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), she struggled to follow instructions during the initial weeks. But she did not give up. Since she learns better with visual cues, her instructor demonstrated the process of the orange enzymes repeatedly to aid her understanding.

After seeing her hard work and efforts bear fruit, she became motivated to learn new skills. As a single child, she hopes to pick up as many skills as possible so that she will be able to lead a meaningful and independent life.