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Charity News

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.

Tzu Chi volunteers paid financial aid to Ong Bee Hwa who was affected by the windstorm. [Photograph by Tsze Hut Sea]

The residential area and hawker centre by the sea in Pengerang were hit by a windstorm recently, and upon hearing the news, Tzu Chi volunteers went to offer care and aid to the victims. Thankful for the timely assistance, one victim said, “It is very kind and thoughtful of you to travel so far to care for us and help us, thank you!”

CEO of Tzu Chi KL & Selangor, Echo Chien (centre) and her Deputy, Sio Kee Hong (1st right) seen here lighting up the lamp together with the three eldest Indian care recipients. [Photograph by Ch’ng Kooi Tick]

On October 25, 2015, a Deepavali distribution was held at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. The event started with the CEO of Tzu Chi KL & Selangor, Echo Chien, and her Deputy, Sio Kee Hong, walking with three eldest Indian care recipients towards the stage amidst traditional Indian music to light up the lamp with the candles in their hands. Other attendees then lit the candles on their tables and held them high, signifying “light prevails over darkness, goodness triumphs over evil”.

The Indian dance performance by recipients of Tzu Chi Education Sponsorship Scheme conveyed the message that goodness will triumph over evil. [Photograph by Tan Guat Khoon]

“The main reason we came here today is to let our children learn from Tzu Chi volunteers so that they will one day join the ranks to help the underprivileged. The gift pack and food are secondary…” claimed a grateful Thanaletchumy, who attended the Deepavali distribution with her wheelchair-bound husband and two children.

 

Volunteers celebrated Deepavali with Pakinathan and family. The programme and visits from relatives and friends have made Pakinathan so happy that he could not share enough with the volunteers. [Photograph by Lim Kar Guan]

This year’s Deepavali was special for Pakinathan a/l Gurubatham. Together with his wife, they watched with much joy their daughter performing “Happy Face” in sign language. Although they could not understand the Mandarin lyrics, through the song, the kids brought out the happy faces. The joy touched Pakinathan profoundly. He was thankful for such “happiness”, the greatest gift Master Cheng Yen had given him.