Our Logo, Vision, Mission & Objectives
Meaning of our logo
'Shan You' (善友) is derived from the Buddhist concept of 'Kalyana-mitta' (Pali language), which literally translated means 'Noble Friend' or 'Good Friend' (善知识). A Noble Friend is one who is virtuous, learned and wise.
The Buddha himself is the Good Friend par excellence: "...it is owing to my being a good friend to them that living beings subject to birth are freed from birth." (Samyutta Nikaya III, 18).
With the guiding Buddhist principles of Compassion, Morality, Concentration and Wisdom, the Centre strives to be a 'Shan You' to all.
The Centre's logo is a golden Buddhist hand gesture of fearlessness. It also represents a helping hand of volunteerism. This is placed in the heart of a full-bloom lotus that is outlined in blue. The lotus signifies purity and non-defilement amidst the troubles of this troubled world. At the base of the logo is its name, Shan You.
To be the Buddhist hub for social services and to promote family life and well-being of individuals.
To serve the community with the Buddhist principles: compassion, morality, concentration and wisdom; through
i) To promote behavioural, mental and physical health of the community.
ii) To encourage the development of family life and individual well-being through intergenerational bonding.
iii) To provide opportunities for volunteers to render social services to the community. To provide expertise and resources to develop, train, manage and supervise
iv) To disseminate information on behavioural, mental and physical health, social policies and community services through professional training, public education, seminars and distribution of brochures and media resources.
We serve children, families, youth and the elderly, regardless of race, religion and ability to pay; and are committed to our values to guide our decisions and behaviour.
Service user satisfaction is paramount
Honesty and fairness in our actions
Teamwork in meeting the needs of our clients
Strong sense of social responsibility to the community and stakeholders
Recognise that our clients are seeking support and must be respected