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Tzu Chi Kuching held a joint celebration of Gawai Dayak and Eid al-Fitr on July 1, 2018. At the event, Tzu Chi volunteers led the children to perform sign language interpretation of the song, “We Are Family”. [Photograph by Ng Hsiung Hsiung]

On July 1, 2018, Tzu Chi Kuching centre was merry with volunteers busily preparing for the Gawai Dayak celebration and Eid al-Fitr gathering, before welcoming the care recipients from 26 households.

Goh Kok Eng (left) and TIMA doctor visited care recipient, Choo Kim. [Photograph by Low Siew Lian]

Initially, he could not understand the volunteers’ kind intention and tried to chase them away. But for his son in jail, volunteers did not give up. They tried all means and finally managed to gain his trust. With that, the father and two sons had a change of fate for the better.

At volunteers’ encouragement, Geetha, who was recovering from her injury, followed her husband, Sukumaran, to take part in recycling activity. [Photograph by Koh Poo Leng]

Tzu Chi volunteers walked into the life of Sukumaran’s family five years ago, through an affinity bridged by Tzu Chi Study Grant. Back then, Sukumaran was facing a business crisis and his wife, Geetha, was suffering from a severe spinal injury due to a traffic accident. With volunteers’ caring companionship, their life is gradually back on track again. Although there are still many challenges ahead, the couple is determined to walk the Bodhisattva Path to reciprocate the kindness they have received.

When baking festive cookies for Tzu Chi, Yati realized that it could be her additional source of income. [Photograph by Low Siew Lian]

With Eid al-Fitr approaching, Tzu Chi Malacca invited an Indonesian woman, Yati Anon, to make festive cookies for the care recipients, so that she can make some income to support her family.

Volunteer Lim Theam Aik shared about Tzu Chi’s disaster relief principles and mechanisms, as well as, inventions for disaster relief. [Photograph by Gan Chian Nee]

Yayasan Hasanah, a foundation of Khazanah Nasional Berhad, organized a forum for sharing of experiences and key learning from natural disaster response. Tzu Chi was the only Buddhist organization invited to the forum among several other governmental and non-governmental bodies.

Thiban’s perseverance and hard work had created unlimited possibilities for him. [Photograph by Koh Poo Leng]

Coming from a poor family, 18-year-old Thiban did not give up on his study. Instead, he was motivated and determined to strive even harder. His efforts paid off when he achieved 10 As in the 2017 SPM examination.

Volunteers handed the cash aid to the fire victims respectfully. [Photograph by Chin Tet Fui]

A fire broke out at about 1 am on March 19, 2018, destroyed 28 wooden houses in Kampung Seng Kee and causing 156 people homeless.

Volunteers were mobilized to assess the situation and conduct a cash relief distribution after a fire occurred at Kampung Lembaga Padi, Likas. [Photograph by Lee Chee Keong]

On March 1, 2018, when many were getting ready to celebrate the last day of the Lunar New Year, more than 100 people in Kampung Lembaga Padi, Likas, lost their homes in a fire that broke out at around 4 am. Fortunately, no casualties was reported.

Volunteer Tan Hooi Poh (right) gave Shella Chan (left) apples and a red packet, wishing her a blessed New Year. [Photograph by Lim Chin Shein]

If everyone gives a little love, it can turn into abundant love, lighting up the darkness in one’s heart and the world. Shella Chan is grateful for the love of Lord Jesus and Tzu Chi, which fill her life with hope and motivate her to live on.

The prosperity toss is a must-have dish in a CNY reunion dinner. Everyone tossed the salad with chopsticks while saying good wishes for prosperity, health and world peace. [Photograph by Lim Chin Shein]

Tzu Chi volunteers and Chinese care recipients always look forward to spending time together at the annual Lunar New Year reunion celebration, where everyone can enjoy the meals and programmes, and catch up with one another.

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