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Volunteers delivered cash aid and comforted the fire victims. [Photograph by Lee Heng Lun]

Seven houses were destroyed in a fire at Kampung Ulu Rantau, Seremban. Following a visit and assessment on the following day, Tzu Chi volunteers provided clothing and cash aid to three affected households.

Tuesday, 12 March 2019 00:00

Fun Lifelong Learning for Seniors

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Participating in various fascinating games brought out the inner child in every senior.  [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

The elderly volunteers were intrigued by the idea of “going back to school” when the establishment of the Elders’ Enrichment Centre was announced. They were curious: What are the classes on offer? How would it feel like being a student again, decades after bidding our schooling days goodbye? 

Volunteers visited Lim Moi’s family to deliver Chinese New Year greetings in advance. [Photograph by Lau Poh Ling]

“It has been a long time since we last celebrated Chinese New Year by spring cleaning, painting the house and decorating it with lanterns. I am very delighted; so is my mother,” admitted Lim Moi’s youngest daughter, Hon Yon Heong timidly, indirectly expressing her gratitude towards Tzu Chi volunteers for their goodwill.

Chong Ngoi Lee is physically disabled, but not disabled at heart. He feels immense joy being able to help tie up plastic bottles with strings. [Photograph by Yong Mun Fei]

Is life bitter and full of suffering? Chong Ngoi Lee found that after enduring the biggest hurdle in life, suffering is no longer an issue. Is life fragile? Chong Ngoi Lee realizes that life is just like a candlelight, dancing with the wind. Life is within each breath. When his life took a turn for the worse, Chong Ngoi Lee could still see blue skies and white clouds. Hence, he found that he is still blessed…

Lim Yoke Sim (right) and Mrs Lim (left) thanked Tzu Chi volunteers for the great Lunar New Year gift, fulfilling Yoke Sim’s 10-year dream. [Photograph by Teng Pick Cheang]

Nearing the Lunar New Year, a dream for the past decade was realized for Lim Yoke Sim and her mother, and it was delivered to their doorstep. Both were truly happy and moved, claiming that it was their most memorable, merriest and happiest Lunar New Year.

The annual year-end distribution event was held on January 6, 2019. Tzu Chi volunteers and all care recipients gathered to celebrate the New Year. [Photograph by Pang Yi Xiang]

At the year-end distribution event, some attendees bravely shared their heartfelt sentiments on-stage, while others presented a “Thank You” card as a token of gratitude to those who matter in their life. A loving hug wipes away tears and bitter memories of the past that have been long kept to oneself. The company of others helps us to better deal with the low points in our life.

Tzu Chi volunteers distributed cash relief to the affected victims. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

Towards the end of 2018, a housing estate in Tebong, located in the outskirts of Malacca, was hit by a severe thunderstorm. After due evaluation and assessment, it was decided that emergency cash relief be distributed to 17 families to help tide them over the new year.

Tang Wai Cheong (1st left) received a red envelope of blessings and wisdom from the volunteer. He aspired to join the volunteers on their visit to a centre for the disabled in Kuala Kubu Bahru, to send his love to the residents. [Photograph by Leong Chian Yee]

Tzu Chi KL & Selangor hosted 15 sessions of the annual Year-end Blessing Ceremony between December 2018 and January 2019. It was a time primarily for self reflection, a time to express our gratitude to those who have helped us and also gratitude to those who have given us the opportunity to help them. The highlight of this ceremony was receiving Master Cheng Yen’s red envelope of blessings and wisdom for the year ahead.

On December 16, 2018, Wati (3rd from left) brought her family to the Year-end Blessing Ceremony to share their experience and express their gratitude to Tzu Chi. [Photograph by Chin Fook Chuen]

Rahim bin Awang was paralysed due to a stroke, but with the help of a saviour, he has gradually regained his ability to sit up and even walk. His home, once sombre, is now filled with laughter. It might come as a surprise to some that small acts of kindness could stir large ripples of love.

Families of the injured were grateful for the timely care and aid from volunteers. [Photograph by Sim Teck Ane]

On December 4, 2018, an explosion at Kuching CityONE Megamall killed 3 and injured 41 people. Tzu Chi volunteers were mobilized to go to the General Hospital to provide care and aid to the injured and their families.

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