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Charity News

Muhammad Fiki, with encouragement by volunteers, thanked his mother Nanik Budiarni for raising him up. [Photograph by Quek Kah Hoon]

Umaikalsom grinned from ear to ear, a big contrast to her long face four years ago. Over the years, volunteers have presented goodie bag and blessings to her on the eve of Eid festival. Their friendship has stood the test of time, transcending race and religion.


More than 200 families were made homeless in a fire incident. An emergency relief was conducted by Tzu Chi to help ease the villagers. [Photograph by Tham Chee Hsung]

Not long after the last fire occurred on May 23, 2016 in Kampung Landung Ayang, a nearby village Kampung Tanjong Kapor was up in flames again leaving more than 200 families and over 1,000 people homeless. As most of the victims were Muslims, aid distribution was of great urgency to tide them over in view of the approaching Eid festival.

In conjunction with Fathers’ Day and Mothers’ Day, Tzu Chi volunteers held a tea serving ceremony, making the elderly feel the warmth of a family. [Photograph by Lai Kin Hoong]

Since 2007, volunteers from Tzu Chi Klang have consistently visited residents of Tiam Yam Toh Teng, a home for the elderly. On June 11, 2016, volunteers celebrated Fathers’ Day and Mothers’ Day, and brought along hot tea and fresh flowers for the residents.

The sincerest love and care could be felt in the heart even without a word said. [Photograph by Fu Wing Hoong]

Vietnam is experiencing the worst drought and saltwater intrusion in a century. The dry spell since October 2015 has caused a sharp fall in harvest and badly impacted the livelihood of the local people, particularly the poor villagers who depended on agriculture. At the request of the local People’s Aid Coordinating Committee (PACCOM) and after due assessments, Tzu Chi decided to provide relief supplies to affected villagers of An Hiep and An Duc Communes in Ben Tre Province.

Tan Kim Nio, who is skilful in making Malay costumes, has for the first time made three costumes (a purple long dress and two orange outfits) for free for a Tzu Chi care recipient. [Photograph by Yong Mun Fei]

Tan Kim Nio, who is good in making Malay traditional costumes, had never made any clothes for free. But she took the unprecedented step of making free “baju kurung” and “baju Melayu” for single mother, Nurbaiti bte Mohamad, and her two sons respectively.

Vijaya (front, right) celebrates her son, Sasitharan’s 16th birthday. His family, relatives and Tzu Chi volunteers gathered together to offer their blessings. [Photograph by Yong Mun Fei]

Thirty-seven-year-old Vijaya celebrates her son’s birthday every year. This year’s celebration however, was an extraordinary one as not only his family and relatives came to his birthday party, Tzu Chi volunteers also joined in this memorable event.

Photo shows a Tzu Chi volunteer providing mental comfort to a Malaysia Airlines employee acted as next of kin. [Photograph by Lee Mun Keat]

For better crisis management and safer airline operations, Malaysia Airlines and Etihad Airways jointly conducted an emergency drill at KL International Airport on May 26, 2016. The exercise was aimed to assess the ability of various units to respond; capability to conduct rescue work; and effectiveness of infrastructure during an emergency.

Volunteers endured the unpleasant odour and transferred bags of stuff to outside the house for sorting. [Photograph by Lai Kin Hoong]

A group of 30 volunteers from Tzu Chi Klang’s Entrepreneurs’ Group and community zones made a joint effort to help Lim Poh Tak clean up his home that was full of stuff. Further to relieving his financial predicament, volunteers also hoped to enlighten him on the differences between resources and junk so that he could have a clutter-free living environment.

With the help of volunteer, Molly sat next to her daughter, Leenie (right), and expressed her care for the latter. [Photograph by Lim Chin Shein]

Eighty-year-old Lin Molly resided in an old folks’ home with her son, while her daughter stayed in a home for the mentally ill. The mother’s only wish was to be united with her daughter. Knowing her plight, Tzu Chi volunteers made the reunion a reality for the family.

Volunteers took great effort to arrange for Cheng Chin Dong to meet with David and to celebrate his birthday. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

Tzu Chi care recipient, 80-year-old Cheng Chin Dong was aged and frail. He slipped into a coma on April 12, 2016, and eventually passed away peacefully on April 21. Volunteers’ 23 years of continuous Great Love, devotion and care had added colours to the blind grandpa’s world.