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A precious moment with her dad after Tan Lai Ho received the “Academic Progress Award” from Tzu Chi. [Photograph by Ong Siew Geok]

“Perseverance, determination, faith” these are Lai Ho’s favourite and self-reminding motivational words. Despite the uneasy road to learning, she deeply believes that as long as she progresses forward, her future is no longer an impossible dream.

Recipients of Tzu Chi Study Grant happily holding their certificates and cash cards as they do not need to worry about their school fees anymore. [Photograph by Lee Siew Kuan]

A young sapling, if given enough nutrients and cared for properly, will grow up to be a tall, strong tree, providing shade for all.

Misshadarni (1st right) posed for a photo with her parents and sister after receiving her study grant. [Photograph by Ong Siew Geok]

Misshadarni a/p Tharmarajah, a Primary 6 student in 2018, again qualified to receive Tzu Chi study aid this year. Her excellent UPSR academic results belied her daily personal family hardships and heavy responsibilities she had to shoulder. She sincerely thanked Tzu Chi for the study aid, which alleviated her parents’ financial burden and instilled great confidence in her, in the pursuit of her dreams.

Besides working part-time to earn his pocket money, Chien Zhi Yen also saves in his coin bank to help those who are in need. [Photograph by Boon Wui Kong]

After school, 14-year-old Chien Zhi Yen does not hang out with friends. The first thing he does is to check on his wheelchair-bound father, Chien Soo Teng, help him with his current needs, such as, personal hygiene, clearing of defaecation, and so on. This is his “other home work” besides the usual school homework. For his filial act, he was presented with Tzu Chi’s “Filial Piety Award”.

Volunteers presented certificates to the students to acknowledge their hard work. [Photograph by Ng Hock Thai]

On October 21, 2018, Tzu Chi Malacca held three sessions of Tzu Chi Study & Awards Scheme presentation ceremony at the Malacca Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. A total of 851 primary, secondary and tertiary students benefitted from the Scheme, where each of them received study aid ranging from RM300 to RM800, and a festive pack. Also, on that same day, beneficiaries of the Happy Schooling Scheme received a festive pack each, in conjunction with the upcoming Deepavali celebration.

Sending love and prayers to the affected areas. [Photograph by Ng Hai Ming]

Tzu Chi Foundation launched its relief missions after an earthquake hit Indonesia on September 28, 2018. Tzu Chi Chapters worldwide have also been holding prayers and soliciting public donations to help the quake victims, hoping that the collective kindness from all can bring peace to the world.

Tan Chuan Xiong (left) presented the donation receipt to Lee Kah Chun, thanking him for inspiring a hundred people to make a total donation of RM6,699 for the Indonesian quake victims. [Photograph by Ong Saw Tin]

How much impact can a photo have? Lee Kah Chun had never thought that a single photo can bring together the love of a hundred people to the Indonesia quake victims. He was grateful that while giving what he could for those in need, he found more motivation and courage to live on.

The nunnery feels solemn again after the completion of the repair work. The re-opening ceremony was graced by 300 Dharma Masters and guests. [Photograph by Ng Kee Seng]

When Thrangu Tara Abbey in Kathmandu, Nepal, was severely damaged from the two earthquakes in 2015, Tzu Chi promised to assist in the repair work. Now, the repair and reinforcement work, undertaken by Tzu Chi KL & Selangor, has been completed, and Tzu Chi was invited to attend the handover and re-opening ceremony.

At the Buddha Bathing Ceremony, candle lights held in hands highlighted the themes of the formations. [Photograph by Ngeu Keng Boon]

An evening shower washed away the intense heat that persisted in the day. It brought a sense of rejuvenating freshness. Volunteers gathered at the KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall at 7 pm on May 12, 2018, to celebrate the 3-in-1 occasion of Buddha Day, Mother’s Day and Global Tzu Chi Day.

Along with the chanting of the Buddha’s name, the participants performed a prostration following every three steps. In so doing, they rid their ego and strengthen their determination to walk the Bodhisattva Path. [Photograph by Lim Chin Shein]

On May 1, 2018, Tzu Chi volunteers celebrated the 52nd Anniversary of Tzu Chi by participating in a prostrating pilgrimage event. It was organized for volunteers and public members alike. About 1,800 of them performed the steps and prostrations in uniformity, wholeheartedly and firmly. It was by no means easy, but with courage and determination, they went on, bowing low and on their knees; helping them to be humble and calm their minds.

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