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The Happy Schooling Scheme has benefitted many needy students. Principal Lee Koon Lek of SJK(C) Paya Mengkuang plans to promote the spirit of the Bamboo Bank Era to evoke love within the students. Picture shows him presenting a bamboo bank to Teh Xuan Hong. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

Every year, Tzu Chi volunteers would personally visit Principals of remote rural schools one by one to propose to them Tzu Chi’s Happy Schooling Scheme. In July 2017, based on the demands of some schools, Tzu Chi provided computers, printers, books and school attires to the needy students.

Volunteer Ong Lee Siew handed relief cash from Tzu Chi to Annuadyrany. [Photograph by Hong Geok Hui]

The whole family of Annuadyrany, an Indian single mother, sighed helplessly when they lost all their belongings in a fire. Fortunately, help came in time. She never expected herself to benefit from her usual kind deeds.

From June 11 to 20, 2017, Tzu Chi Muar organized 15 sessions of school uniform distributions to a total of 314 students from 15 Chinese and 7 Tamil primary schools in the districts of Muar and Tangkak. [Photograph by Low Choon Hui]

For the first time, Tzu Chi Muar distributed school uniforms to students as part of the Happy Schooling Scheme. Volunteers also shared with the students on dressing etiquette and appearance, hoping that it will boost their self-confidence.

Tzu Chi Seremban Liaison Office held a distribution of school uniforms to 18 pupils from two Tamil schools. [Photograph by Lee Mei Ling]

It is not an exaggeration that to clad in a pair of clean uniform for school is a luxury for some less fortunate children. In response to proposals by two Tamil primary schools in Seremban, Tzu Chi Seremban initiated the first school uniform distribution to 18 children from the said schools. With that, it was hoped that the children would be able to attend school with no worry of not having any uniform.

Valathamonie (2nd left) smiled broadly and was happy to show Dr Ng Guat Kiat (3rd right) and all present the result of her efforts in rehabilitation. [Photograph by Julie Yen Yu Chu]

It is not uncommon to hear doctors blaming their patients for not adhering to what they are told to do, like carrying out rehab routines, and taking medication regularly at the correct doses. However, the reason for patients not doing what they are told to do is often unheard. In order to maintain a closer doctor-patient relationship and provide the assistance needed, medical doctors must take the initiative to find out the patients’ difficulties.

Volunteers from Kuala Lumpur were invited to participate in the counselling service to the inmates of Simpang Renggam Prison. The Prison-Officer-in-charge, Saravanan (middle), complimented their selfless service and inspiring sharing. [Photograph provided by Simpang Renggam prison authority]

In order for the inmates to benefit from Tzu Chi volunteers’ personal stories of transformation, and for volunteers to have a chance to serve the inmates, volunteer Ong Seng Yeow from Kluang arranged for a sharing by volunteers from Tzu Chi Entrepreneurs’ Group in the prison. After more than a month of planning and seeking approval from the prison authority, the day had arrived.

Noor Falemah attended Sufi’s funeral with volunteers by her side. [Photograph by Julie Yen Yu Chu]

Parents of Muhammad Sufi were so happy when Sufi’s operation was successful. It rekindled his father’s hope to live in this foreign land. He also told his son to join Tzu Chi volunteers in carrying out kind deeds when he grows up. Sadly, the boy passed away one month post-surgery due to bacterial infection.

The volunteers bowed 90 degrees and with both hands, presented the relief cash and eco- blankets to the fire victims. [Photograph by Teh Yuan Ying]

On March 14, 2017, a fire razed through 42 wooden houses at Kampung Muhibbah, Kota Kinabalu. On March 17, Tzu Chi volunteers from Kota Kinabalu went to Dewan Serbaguna Likas and distributed relief cash and eco-blankets to 278 affected families.

The adjustable bed made it easy for Batriyah, the stroke patient, to sit up more easily, with the help of her husband, Abdul Karim (left). [Photograph by Yong Mun Fei]

Tzu Chi volunteers presented an adjustable bed to Abdul Karim at his home. It was the most valuable gift he had waited for 12 years.

On the wall of Thiew Chai Wan’s house, was a stack of receipts for donations from his lifetime’s savings and bamboo bank savings, to help others through Tzu Chi. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

Thiew Chai Wan, an elderly with a positive outlook and has been leading a simple and frugal life, made a significant decision at his old age. For an old folk who did not receive much education, he has, nevertheless, his own interpretation of the meaning of life.

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