2017 has been a good year as Metta commemorates its 25th anniversary at the Metta Silver Jubilee Banquet on 20 October, closing the year-long celebrations with a spectacular Metta Shine Night concert. In addition to charting our milestone since 1992, it is fitting to celebrate this achievement with the people who helped make it possible, our superheroes – clients, donors, supporters, volunteers and staff.
In March when I took over the reins as President of Metta Welfare Association, I am heartened to have received the staunch support from the dedicated staff and board members, making it a seamless transition. I am humbled to be given this opportunity to serve the marginalised in our community and to steer the Association to meet current societal needs and the future needs of an evolving society. Metta is committed to adhere to the Code of Governance for Charities and Institutions of Public Character (IPCs) to enhance our governance practices.
As we approach the end of 2017, we reflect on the challenging times that we steered through to be resilient and to remain stronger, bolder, and better able to weather challenges ahead for us in the new year. The end of the year is a good time to look back on our achievements, and to look forward, to see what we still need to accomplish. I take this opportunity to offer my sincerest gratitude to all who have made a difference to Metta in all possible ways. Without your unwavering support, we could not have come so far to achieve greater heights. I wish all of you happy holidays and the very best for the new year ahead!
Triple Gems Blessings
Venerable Shi Pu En
Metta Welfare Association