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On December 16, 2015, Echo Chien (left), representative of Tzu Chi KL & Selangor, and Aireen Omar, representative of AirAsia, signed a MoA. [Photograph by Sam Pin Fook]

On December 16, 2015, CEO of Tzu Chi KL & Selangor, Echo Chien, and CEO of AirAsia, Aireen Omar, signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) on behalf of the two organizations, at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. It signified Air Asia’s recognition of Tzu Chi’s humanitarian efforts.

Volunteers split into small groups to visit and care for the victims door-to-door. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

After nights of rain, low-lying residential areas in Pangkalan, Alor Gajah, Melaka, were flooded. Tzu Chi volunteers cared and comforted the victims without delay, while inspiring love. Some victims were recipients of Tzu Chi’s aid during the floods in 2006, and they were pleased to see Tzu Chi again; some were also touched by Tzu Chi and decided to become monthly donating members to help others in need.

With Tzu Chi emergency relief grant, Sri Wulan Kari successfully returned home with her twins. [Photograph by Lee Kok Keong]

Like many Indonesian women, Sri Wulan Kari came to Malaysia to earn a living. However, her life took a bad turn after she gave birth to a pair of twins – one healthy and one very ill. With no money to return to Indonesia, her desperation became a matter of life or death!

Actor Eric Chen (left) was emotional when helping to bathe a very thin disabled child. [Photograph by Soh Teck Hing]

At eight o’clock in the morning, children at the disability centre gathered in the courtyard, and stared blankly into space…

Tzu Chi youths and other volunteers cleared up the rubbish and mud in the drains behind the house. [Photograph by Hong Geok Hui]

Volunteers have been spring-cleaning the home of care recipient, Chen Jin Lai, on an annual basis. This time, while cleaning his house, they found RM1,450 in notes and a heavy piggy bank on a messy table top. Jin Lai told volunteers that he would empty the piggy bank at Tzu Chi’s annual New Year distribution.

Volunteers sent the sickbed to Vikneswari’s home. Vikneswari (on the bed) beamed. Her mother, Indravedi, gave a thumbs up. With this, Vikneswari would never have to sleep on a mattress on the floor anymore. [Photograph by Ten Chee Hean]

An Indian girl, Vikneswari a/p Gunasekaran, laid on a brand new sickbed, moving it up and down like a cradle, using her disfigured hands. She then smiled and said, “This is a magic bed! It’s magical! I like it!” She giggled non-stop as if she had obtained the most precious piece of treasure.

On November 14, 2015, Tzu Chi Muar held the fourth and fifth session of Tzu Chi Study Grant Presentation Ceremony. Photo shows volunteers leading the crowd in performing the sign language for song, “We Are Family”. [Photograph by Ng Pei Sze]

Ng Jia Xiang shyly expressed, “In the past, my school results were very poor and I almost failed in every subject.” He felt that the “Tzu Chi’s Self-Assessment” mini-booklet has helped him tremendously as it reminded him to be responsible, study hard, and refrain from wrongdoing. Now, he is more mature and considerate.

Chong Then Loong was deeply touched by the care from Tzu Chi volunteers and prayed that the team will grow larger to benefit more people. [Photograph by Siow Yau Chu]

Taman Pertang recently experienced the worst flooding on record as a result of incessant heavy rain. Tzu Chi, through its volunteers in Seremban, became the first NGO to visit and care for the flood victims, thereby responding to Master Cheng Yen’s call that “wherever there is a disaster, Tzu Chi volunteers will be there.”

Volunteers from Shah Alam helped care recipient, Lee Ah Kow to clean up his messy house. [Photograph by Chan Tuck Meng]

A stream of screaming suddenly came from inside, some Tzu Chi volunteers were seen scurrying out of the house. The reason – they were terrified by the many rats that took flight from among the tons of stored items in the house!

With the unfaltering help and love from the teachers over the course of 18 months, the relationship between the teachers and students became very precious. [Photograph by Chia Heen Kheow]

Since June 2014 and on every Saturday afternoon, volunteers from Tzu Chi Klang and a group of teachers have been helping some children from Taman Sentosa, with their schoolwork. Majority of the children are from underprivileged families; they do not have much interest in excelling in their studies. Some are so far behind to the point where they struggle to identify letters of the alphabet. But with months of guidance from the teachers and volunteers, they began to show great progress in their studies.