Tuesday, Oct 24th

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Tzu Chi volunteers, members of TIMA Nepal and local medical professionals jointly held a free clinic and relief distribution at Chechupati Camp. [Photograph by You Xi Zhang]

Three months after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, Tzu Chi relief is now embarking on mid and long-term effort. At noon on July 24, 2015, Yaw Ah Moi and Lee Ley Hua, who are volunteers from Tzu Chi KL & Selangor, arrived in Nepal on a one-month “home-visit”.

Volunteers handed out sponsorship to the beneficiaries with respect. [Photograph by Chen Yu Ping]

“Very touching, I felt respected. The moment my child went on stage and vowed, I felt really proud,” said a tearful father, Anwar bin Latip.

Volunteers led the children and teachers in forming the shape of a heart with their arms, hoping to send their love to Nepal. [Photograph by Wong Kuan Fong]

Tzu Chi volunteers from Kota Tinggi held their first fundraising at SJK(T) Tajul, a school that has implemented Tzu Chi’s “Happy Schooling Scheme”. Teachers and students showed their compassion by enthusiastically donating to Nepal’s quake victims.

Seventy-five students from 28 schools in Klang got together happily, waving the “Tzu Chi Interaction Book” in their hands. [Photograph by Ng Su Lim]

On May 17, 2015, beneficiaries of Tzu Chi Education Sponsorship Scheme attended a half-day humanities lesson. It is hoped that the programme will inculcate and guide the students to become role models for moral and academic achievements. Since its introduction two years ago at Tzu Chi Klang, the psychological improvement of the beneficiaries is remarkable. As a result, it has received positive response from the schools and the teachers.

Tzu Chi volunteers distributed new school shoes and uniforms to 29 students from Primary 1 to 6 in SJK(T) Alor Gajah. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

Tzu Chi volunteers went to Tamil primary school, SJK(T) Alor Gajah in Melaka and distributed new school shoes and uniforms to 29 students from Primary 1 to 6. A mother who works as a cleaning lady in the school, was relieved to see the new shoes her daughter received; and a student who just lost his shoes, was glad to receive a new pair.

Tzu Chi KL & Selangor organized the first prostrating pilgrimage at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall to commemorate Tzu Chi’s 49th Anniversary and Master’s birthday. [Photograph by Lim Chin Tong]

Prostrating pilgrimage is a show of faith in its highest form with a pious heart. In conjunction with the 49th Anniversary of Tzu Chi Foundation, some 850 volunteers and public members humbled themselves through bowing and kneeling to pray for a world free from sufferings.

Volunteers guided Peng Ming Hua in offering his sincere prayer. [Photograph by Cheong Siew Wai]

May is the month to celebrate Buddha’s Day. To enable care recipients staying on the outskirts to have the grace of Buddha blessing, and be lifted from their pain, Tzu Chi volunteers brought the crystal Buddha image to their homes. Three simple, yet solemn Buddha Bathing Ceremonies were held, and the care recipients even donated for the quake victims in Nepal.

On Wesak Day, May 3 this year, 280 volunteers participated in a prostrating pilgrimage, paying their utmost respect to the Buddha and Bodhisattvas. [Photograph by Chin Fook Kuen]

On Wesak Day, volunteers had participated in a prostrating pilgrimage to pay homage to the Buddha and Bodhisattvas. Lim Geok Choe has been with Tzu Chi for more than 20 years with an unwavering commitment. Wong Siew Yoke found peace and wisdom with the Buddha’s teachings and vowed to spread the right teachings. Chin Yoon Heong aspired to take on the Master’s mission as her own and to tread the Bodhisattva Path with more diligence.

Volunteers posed for a photo with Azura and husband. Azura shared that her father, who has always wanted to befriend Tzu Chi volunteers, will surely be delighted to see the photo. [Photograph by Aw Lee Ching]

During the East Coast floods, Azura’s father shared with her about Tzu Chi’s Disaster Relief Team, which had impressed him with their well-organized and efficient modus operandi. By coincidence, Azura met Tzu Chi volunteers in Kuala Lumpur, and the good affinity continues.

Mastura, a 17-year-old native girl, had never slept on a bed. When her brother-in-law brought a Tzu Chi’s multi-purpose folding bed home and let her sleep on it, she shared happily that it felt good and comfortable. [Photograph by Leong Chian Yee]

How does it feel to sleep on a bed for the first time in 17 years? Native girl, Mastura, finally experienced the comfort of sleeping on a proper bed when she received a Jing Si multi-purpose folding bed from Tzu Chi. This multi-purpose folding bed has become her favourite, and also the whole family’s precious treasure.