9) Story about HWA (Handicaps Welfare Association)

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A stroll to Handicaps Welfare Association (HWA), located in Whampoa, Singapore is my weekly visit to my volunteer work with the association.  HWA was founded in 1969, with a group of 23 philanthropists.  An organization run by people with disabilities and for people with disabilities.  An organization aims to promote self-help and mutual support to themselves and others.
After 43 years, HWA has 42 full time staff and they extend their contributions in rehabilitation, educational classes, welfare assistance, driving lesson for the disabled.

A wall painted art piece delighting the entrance of this caring ground.

Staffs helping member repositioning to the ground.

This picture shows a corner of the Rehabilitation Center, where some members are doing the therapy.

Today, a group of toddlers from a nearby kindergarten paid a visit to HWA center, an officer-in-charge explaining how the center operates and works and what we can do to help and contribute to the members of the center.

Architectural room providing Architectural drafting training assisting members to pick up extra skill and integration to community.
In this Art Room, you’ll discover  they are more able than anyone else.

Drop of rain, bring about a life with countless crack of dawn, can be found here.
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29 thoughts on “9) Story about HWA (Handicaps Welfare Association)

    friendlytm said:
    October 26, 2012 at 12:14 am

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful volunteer work. Keep up your passion and meaningful work!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 26, 2012 at 12:24 am

      sure, thanks for dropping by – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    Jeanette said:
    October 26, 2012 at 12:17 am

    Love the art room! They are doing amazing artwork. Definitely far more “able” than most folks I know!

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 26, 2012 at 12:26 am

      yes, they are the most respectable persons – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    keiththegreen said:
    October 26, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Thank you for sharing this perfect example of a giving them a hand up not a hand out.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 26, 2012 at 1:07 am

      thank you, I like the way you describe – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    Long Life Cats and Dogs said:
    October 26, 2012 at 2:37 am

    What a wonderful place! What a fantastic thing you are doing, volunteering there.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 26, 2012 at 10:58 am

      thank you 1 – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    Cristi M. said:
    October 26, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Hello ! I’ve nominated you for Tell Me About Yourself Award .It would be an honor if you choose to accept it.
    http://cristimoise.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/tell-me-about-yourself-award-2/

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 26, 2012 at 11:09 am

      Cristi Sorry, is my honor to being invited by your invitation , but I have to say sorry to you, cherrs! – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    kelihasablog said:
    October 26, 2012 at 4:48 am

    That looks like a wonderful place to have available for your community. I’m sure they really appreciate all your volunteer work there too. Love the last picture too by the way! 😀

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 26, 2012 at 9:40 pm

      I hope my tiny strength able to give back to this society – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    Cynthia Matos-Medina said:
    October 26, 2012 at 5:14 am

    Thank you for the enlightment.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 26, 2012 at 11:23 am

      you are most welcome,i hope we can achieve by AddGrainOnEarth a day, this earth will be much more suitable livable- remember AddGrainOnEarth

    Books & Art - Spirit & Soul - Lesley Fletcher said:
    October 26, 2012 at 5:26 am

    Great organisation! Wonderful community involvement too.

    Sydney Fong responded:
    October 26, 2012 at 11:15 am

    I hope my tiny strength able to give back to this society – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    Don said:
    October 26, 2012 at 4:24 pm

    Wonderfully inspiring, Sydney. Really admire you for your volunteering.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 26, 2012 at 7:15 pm

      just remember each individual contribute little, it makes the world wonder – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    OyiaBrown said:
    October 26, 2012 at 5:24 pm

    Reblogged this on OyiaBrown.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 26, 2012 at 7:17 pm

      i thank you for your kind action and thought – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    adinparadise said:
    October 26, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    This is wonderful, Sydney. Those art works are really beautiful. Keep up the good work. 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 26, 2012 at 10:02 pm

      thanks, I’ll get back to your Blog when I got more time, cheer! – remember AddGrainOnEarth

    The Rambling Philosopher said:
    October 27, 2012 at 7:36 pm

    It’s nice to know that there are really a lot of people out there who are willing to help in whatever way they can, just like you. 🙂 Thanks for this inspiring and wonderful post. I’m sure the people you are helping in this association is very thankful and appreciative of what you and the other volunteers do. Cheers! 🙂

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 27, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      I feel so touch by your compliments about what I had been doing, most importantly I think the thought must count, we must try to give back to this society whether you are rich or poor, and thanks for stopping by, I see you around – AddGrainOnEarth

    Sheila Creighton said:
    October 27, 2012 at 8:23 pm

    wonderful volunteer work you do! thanks for sharing.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 27, 2012 at 10:45 pm

      thanks , you are welcome! – AddGrainOnEarth

    Halim said:
    October 27, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    This is such a wonderful post about Handicaps the Welfare Association, and it’s so noble of you to extend a helping hand as a volunteer there. Thank you so much for sharing this post and photos with us.

      Sydney Fong responded:
      October 28, 2012 at 1:03 am

      you are welcome! 🙂

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