This crisis has meant that our frontline healthcare workers are working extra hours in order to care for those affected by the virus. Not only is it emotionally taxing, it has also been a stressful time for these workers since they are at the frontlines, with a very high risk of contracting the virus themselves. Hence, #SGStrong grantee, Tan Kok Wee decided to spread some cheer during these tough times.
“We want to let the community know that our special needs alumni youth from Metta School too can make a contribution to the society by cheering on the frontline workers on this fight against the COVID-19 virus.”
Gathering 10 youths with special needs, alumni of The Metta Cafe, they baked a total of 400 jars of cookies for the healthcare workers at Changi General Hospital. It was as a small but kind gesture to remind them that they are not alone in this fight.
“This experience has been especially meaningful because it has allowed us to bring encouragement and smiles to the heroes who are working tirelessly to keep us all safe.”
We hope that Kok Wee’s project will show Singaporeans that supporting your community can come in many forms, and can be as simple as cookies. Together, we are stronger than COVID-19.