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Zunaida’s four children attended Tzu Chi Study Grant & Awards Presentation Ceremony on November 5, 2017, and were all presented with Academic Progress Awards. [Photograph by Ng Hai Ming]

While an unexpected misfortune forced the young children to grow from their carefree world to cope with the agony in life, human warmth has walked them through the darkness into light.

Tzu Chi KL & Selangor held Happy Schooling Scheme Presentation Ceremonies to help needy students cope with their school fees in the new school year. [Photograph by Low Mai Yin]

In view of the fact that some students were forced to quit school due to financial difficulties, Tzu Chi KL & Selangor launched the Happy Schooling Scheme to provide needy students with financial aid, so that they could complete their studies successfully and contribute to society when they grow up.

Tzu Chi volunteers interacted happily with the children at the Phenday Care Children Home. [Photograph by Fu Wing Hoong]

More than two years since a massive earthquake rattled Nepal, Tzu Chi volunteers have not stopped caring for the survivors. On December 3, 2017, more than 20 volunteers from Tzu Chi KL &Selangor and Nepal sent daily supplies and love to the orphans.

Shameta received the Diligence Award from a volunteer. [Photograph by Lim Chin Shein]

On the Happy Schooling Scheme Presentation Ceremony held at Tzu Chi Taman Seraya Community Centre, Shameta a/p Mathavan Thevar, a recipient of the Diligence Award, expressed her heartfelt gratitude to Tzu Chi for the financial aid and long-lasting companionship. Thanks to the love from society, she gets to enjoy her study life.

Shanmugam (right) received the Academic Progress Award and held up his award during the Tzu Chi Study & Awards Scheme presentation ceremony. [Photograph by Tan Yen Pack]

Being a well-behaved and thoughtful boy, Shanmugam would return home immediately after school to help his mum with household chores, clean his grandfather’s wounds, and reduce the burden for his uncle. His family is the centre of his life, and they have high hopes for him. Though this means that Shanmugam would not have much time for his friends or entertainment, he is willing to make that sacrifice.

This year, Tzu Chi Malacca approved the applications of 1,050 needy students from Malacca for the Tzu Chi Study & Awards Scheme after due assessments. [Photograph by Ng Hai Ming]

On November 5, 2017, Tzu Chi Malacca held two sessions of Tzu Chi Study & Awards Scheme presentation ceremony. This year, a total of 1,050 primary and secondary school students from Malacca were approved for the Scheme, which aims to not only provide financial assistance to needy students, but also to nurture their character.

Daarvin was happy to receive the Deepavali gift pack for his family. [Photograph by Hong Geok Hui]

With bright smiles on their faces, the children did not mind carrying the heavy gift packs because each of them was filled with love from Tzu Chi to the less fortunate families so that they too could celebrate the upcoming Deepavali with festive joy.

The Happy Schooling Scheme has benefitted many needy students. Principal Lee Koon Lek of SJK(C) Paya Mengkuang plans to promote the spirit of the Bamboo Bank Era to evoke love within the students. Picture shows him presenting a bamboo bank to Teh Xuan Hong. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

Every year, Tzu Chi volunteers would personally visit Principals of remote rural schools one by one to propose to them Tzu Chi’s Happy Schooling Scheme. In July 2017, based on the demands of some schools, Tzu Chi provided computers, printers, books and school attires to the needy students.

From June 11 to 20, 2017, Tzu Chi Muar organized 15 sessions of school uniform distributions to a total of 314 students from 15 Chinese and 7 Tamil primary schools in the districts of Muar and Tangkak. [Photograph by Low Choon Hui]

For the first time, Tzu Chi Muar distributed school uniforms to students as part of the Happy Schooling Scheme. Volunteers also shared with the students on dressing etiquette and appearance, hoping that it will boost their self-confidence.

Tzu Chi Seremban Liaison Office held a distribution of school uniforms to 18 pupils from two Tamil schools. [Photograph by Lee Mei Ling]

It is not an exaggeration that to clad in a pair of clean uniform for school is a luxury for some less fortunate children. In response to proposals by two Tamil primary schools in Seremban, Tzu Chi Seremban initiated the first school uniform distribution to 18 children from the said schools. With that, it was hoped that the children would be able to attend school with no worry of not having any uniform.

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