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The death toll of the recent Hurricane Matthew that destructed Haiti has risen to 877 people. With a total population of 10 million, more than one-fifth of Haitians are affected. The country has 1.4 million people in urgent need of assistance. Following the 2010 earthquake, this is the fiercest humanitarian crisis.    
 

A tearful Mohamad Rizzuan thanking his mother, teachers and Tzu Chi. [Photograph by Kong Teck Ngie]

“Thank you Tzu Chi. Thanks for the help, I can now study peacefully and further improve on my studies. I will treasure the opportunity of schooling, obey the teachers, attend all classes and work hard,” said Mohamad Rizzuan, a Tzu Chi Study Grant beneficiary, from the bottom of his heart.

Photos shows Tzu Chi volunteers distributing school uniforms and shoes for the needy students at SJK(C) Paya Mengkuang. Headmaster Lee Koon Lek (1st left) was grateful for the aid from Tzu Chi. [Photograph by Loh Siew Chien]

Though the new semester was just around the corner, some poor little kids from poverty-stricken families were still dressed in tattered uniforms to school. Feelings of poignancy spurred a group of sympathetic and kind-hearted people to present the students with gifts of new uniforms and shoes for the new semester.

Love for the parents is felt through a warm hug. [Photograph by Hong Geok Hui]

After a series of activities, videos and sharing, Tee Ya Di thought of her late mum. Learning the greatness of motherly love and yet she no longer had the opportunity to repay her mum, she could not control her emotions.

Folding her palms together, Yang Ngip May chanted the Buddha and Master’s name sincerely. [Photograph by Lai Jih Chuan]

Having a deep gratitude for the Buddha and Tzu Chi, 48-year-old Yang Ngip May thought hard on how to reciprocate the kindness. She suddenly had an idea with the approach of the Buddha Bathing Ceremony…

Public members were seen pouring their savings into the big urn. The crisp sound of the coins signified the power of accumulation. [Photograph by Lim Chin Tong]

Upon stepping into Jing Si Hall, one would immediately see a large bamboo bank area with a big urn surrounded by many bamboo drains on top. Public members had brought their bamboo banks along to the Buddha Bathing Ceremony on May 8 to donate their savings. The crisp sound of coins being poured into the urn was heard non-stop during the day; everyone realized the power of accumulation and knew they could contribute even with small savings. More than 5,000 bamboo banks were “returned home” on the day itself.

A foot bathing session was arranged by Tzu Chi KL & Selangor to enable children to express their love and gratitude. [Photograph by Kevin Tan Kok Sieong]

With Mother’s Day fell on the second Sunday of May, Tzu Chi KL & Selangor held a joint celebration for Mother’s Day, Buddha Day and Tzu Chi Day at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. A foot bathing session was arranged for children to express their love to their parents – a truly memorable gift indeed.

In the morning of April 30, pilgrims had walked each step with steadfastness and reverence, moving towards Jing Si Hall slowly and solemnly while chanting Buddha’s name. [Photograph by Beh Chun How]

On April 30,2016, while solemnly reciting “Namo Sakyamuni Buddha”, pilgrims took each step with steadfastness. With earnest hearts, they moved forward slowly towards KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall, bowing and prostrating after every three steps. The pilgrims included not only Tzu Chi volunteers, but also the elderly, the handicapped and the young children.

Over 700 public members participated in the solemn Buddha Bathing Ceremony. [Photograph provided by Andrew Teo]

The Buddha Bathing Ceremony in Miri was coincidentally held on the following day after the 11th State Election. After 12 days of tensed atmosphere, the event helped calm people’s minds and bring them peace of mind.

In welcoming the 50th Anniversary on May 8, volunteers of Tzu Chi KL & Selangor were busily preparing 30,000 longevity peach buns in 12 days. [Photograph by Look Foot Seong]

Volunteers of Tzu Chi KL & Selangor rushed to produce 30,000 longevity peach buns for the public attending the Buddha Bathing Ceremony held on May 8. The countdown began in mid-April 2016, and volunteers were very careful in making each and every bun.