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Anas (left) received the award on stage with his two younger brothers. [Photograph by Hong Geok Hui]

“I will work harder and come back again for the award,” exclaimed a delighted Awais. The recognition not only motivated him to improve his studies further but also to help out in house chores. The mother has encouraged her children to partake in recycling, hoping that they will learn to protect the Earth and cherish the award which is hard to come by.

Tzu Chi volunteers presenting goody bags to families whose children are beneficiaries of Happy Schooling Scheme and Tzu Chi Study Grant. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

In conjunction with the Deepavali festival, volunteers of Tzu Chi Melaka started distributing goody bags to students in a few Tamil primary schools. One of the parents, Santhy a/p Doraisamy expressed joyfully: “I am so delighted to receive the goody bag! There are various ingredients for baking and cooking.”

The happy smiles of the children were the motivational force for Tzu Chi volunteers to promote the Happy Schooling Scheme. [Photograph by Kevin Tan Kok Sieong]

Sandakan volunteer, Chin Chai Mee, felt extremely excited whenever she revisited the 700 odd children in Paitan as they are very dear to her.

 

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.

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