Long-serving Members of Melrose: Mr Teo Hak Teck
Mr Teo Hak Teck (73 years old) has been faithfully transporting our residents for a decade. He joined Children’s Aid Society back in 2008 when he retired from his previous job. Due to his family circumstances, he had been working since he was 13 years old. When it was time for him to retire, he got to know of his current role from an officer from Ministry of Manpower (MOM), and without hesitation, he took up the offer.
He is always the earliest to arrive in the Home as he is responsible for conducting safety checks on the vehicles and fetching our residents to and from school in the morning and afternoon. Whenever he is not required to drive, you can find him in our garden, quietly sweeping up dry leaves, trimming unruly branches and watering the plants. He also enjoys helping to harvest our fruit trees and interacting with our residents on their return from school.
He enjoys his work at the Home, is happy that it is not too strenuous and yet knows that in his own way, he is contributing to the well-being of the residents and to society.