Community Outreach

Armed with a Masters Degree in Community Leadership, Ms Elfin has always been passionate about serving the community, and has been doing so for over 20 years!


A Passion for the Community

Ms Elfin serves as a Grassroot Leader for Seletar East and Cheng San GRCs for over two decades and has passionately given her time and energy to help the residents in these neighbourhoods. 


In recent years, she has brought her community service experience and merge it with her passion for arts to serve the residents living in Bukit Batok East.


She introduced her Therapeutic Art Growth services there recently at the Inclusive Family Day 2023 and reached out to participants who might benefit from her therapeutic art sessions.


World Inclusive Day outreach event booth with participants
Elfin presenting a speech on Start Studio at event

Art as a Tool for Kids to Cope with Stress

Ms Elfin also presented a talk that day and shared her experience on working with children with special needs.


She shared many success stories of how her art sessions helped many young children discover the benefits of therapeutic art as a tool to help them manage their stress and challenges.


Ms Elfin firmly believes that Therapeutic Art Growth can go a long way in helping many to cope and overcome their stressful circumstances in this day and age, regardless if they are young or old.

Our Recent Outreach

Start Studio collaborated with Bukit Batok East Neighbourhood Committee in their events in 2023

Ms Elfin & minister at World Mental Health Day celebration

World Mental Health Day Celebration

Held on 7th October 2023, the World Mental Health Celebration @ Bukit Batok East saw many residents joining and eager to learn more about mental health and well-being.


There were many booths set up promoting and informing the public of the importance of mental health and wellness, and Start Studio was one of them.


Gracing the occasion was Mdm Rahayu Mahzam, Senior Parliamentary Secretary Minister of Health & Ministry of Law, and Advisor to Jurong GRC GROs, who visited our booth and thanked Ms Elfin for participating in the event!  

Inclusive Family Day - 11th Nov 2023

The theme of this event held at Bukit Batok East was Build, Bond and Engage. Organised by Bukit Batok East Neighbourhood Committee, it aims to bring awareness of inclusion to the residents there, and to a large extend, our society.  


Start Studio was delighted to be able contribute and share the message of inclusion during this event, and saw many residents participating and embracing the various activities and performances.


Many fonds memories were forged, especially through the mini art canvas set up for the residents to paint and bring home that day!

Inclusive Family Day Start Studio booth
Elfin sharing the art program with a student at art booth

Edusave Awards Presentation Ceremony 2024

The void deck of an HDB block in Bukit Batok East was bursting with activities on the 13th of January 2024, as families  descended there to register for the Edusave Award Presentation Ceremony. 


Organised by Bukit Batok East Neighbourhood Committee, many proud moments were witnessed, as recipients donned their graduation hats, to the pride and joy of their parents.


Start Studio was privileged to be able to share this momentous event with the recipients, and also gave out Congratulatory Packs that day, which shared how our Art Sessions can help them continue in their learning journey ahead!  



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