MWH Sanctuary Garden

A Garden In Our New Home

img-20160901-wa0011

June 2010 marked the official opening of Muhammadiyah Welfare Home (MWH) at its new premise in Bedok North. Guest of Honour, Ms Ho Ching, wife of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong, and CEO of Temasek Holdings officiated the ceremony with the planting of a chiku tree at the MWH Garden Santuary.

ho_ching


NParks “My Green Space”

In 2013, the MWH Garden Sanctuary was featured in “My Green Space”, a quarterly newsletter by NParks. The write up shared about how the “garden at Muhammadiyah Welfare Home is more than just a normal plot for cultivating greens; it also serves as a platform to cultivate the character of the boys and youths residing in the Home, [who] come from various challenging and troubled backgrounds”. It was quickly recognised how the green space at MWH “provided a therapeutic programme for boys through gardening. Through gardening, the Home noticed some of their residents’ behaviours improving.”
resident1

resident2

resident3


Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary

Muhammadiyah Welfare Home celebrated its quarter-century milestone during its 25th Anniversary Commemoration Lunch in 2014. The event Guest of Honour Mr Chan Chun Sing, Minister for Social and Family Development and Second Minister for Defence, released 25 small fishes in the pond in commemoration.

m_056


The Community In Bloom

Muhammadiyah Welfare Home” has built quite a name in the Community In Bloom1 movement because of its involvement over the years, participating in encouraging gardening to make Singapore our City in a Garden. A staff of Muhammadiyah Welfare Home, Mdm Fozian Yeon, was presented with the Community In Bloom (CIB)2 Ambassador Award in 2015. She has contributed extensively to the garden sanctuary in MWH, and is also an avid supporter of CIB events such as Singapore Gardens Festival (SGF) 2014, Gardener’s Cup 2014, Garden Hill Butterfly garden launch, SG50 CIB Gardens @ HortPark and Community Gardeners Market 2015. In a write-up for the CIB Ambassador Award 2015, Ms Foziah was recognised to be “a strong believer in the therapeutic value of gardening as the activity has made her children calmer and less aggressive.”

img-20160902-wa0002


The Community In Bloom Award

Following the personal success in 2015, Ms Foziah Yeon continued to lead Muhammadiyah Welfare Home in expanding the beauty of its garden sanctuary in 2016, together with the help and enthusiasm of the boys in the Home. Under the guiding wings of Ms Foziah Yeon, the Home’s dedication and hardwork in developing the garden earned MWH the Community In Bloom Award, Gold Banding for the Organisation category and Best Eco-Friendly Award during the Gardener’s Cup 2016 at the Singapore Garden Festival.

img-20160723-wa0024

img-20160723-wa0022

img-20160724-wa0004

img-20160723-wa0026

The garden sanctuary in MWH continues to be a source of inspiration and a therapeutic space for their residents and staff. Today, it is the home to a variety of fruits and vegetables, herbs and many flowers, some of which have even been donated by friends and supporters of the Home. Find out more about our gardening programme and volunteer with us. Call us at 6345 6113 to find out how you can contribute.


1 Community in Bloom (CIB)
Launched in May 2005, and first carried out at Mayfair Park Estate, the Community in Bloom nationwide gardening movement aims to foster a community spirit and bring together residents, both young and old, to make Singapore our garden. Today, CIB has close to 1,000 community gardens across Singapore that have engaged over 20,000 residents. Join us now as we work hand-in-hand to create beautiful community gardens and contribute to making Singapore our City in a Garden.

2 CIB Awards
The biennial Community In Bloom (CIB) Awards recognise and reward gardening efforts of Singapore’s gardening groups. The awards, presented at the Singapore Garden Festival, aim to motivate and encourage community gardeners to improve the standards of their gardens and to continue enjoying gardening as a fun and healthy activity. It is hoped that this recognition will spread the gardening bug and foster a love of gardening to others within the community.



orange_header_welfarehome

TOP