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The study grant recipients happily showing the blessing and cash card received. [Photograph by Lee Eng Foo]

On November 22, Tzu Chi Klang organized four rounds of Tzu Chi Study Grant Presentation Ceremony at Chung Hua Independent High School, Klang; SJK(C) Yoke Kuan, Sekinchan; and SJK(C) Dengkil, respectively. At Chung Hua Independent High School, the morning and afternoon sessions drew a total of 765 grantees from 65 schools from around Klang area.

At the 2015 Tzu Chi Study Grant presentation ceremony, volunteers presented the study grants to students, offering them good wishes and blessings from the public. [Photograph by Ng Chung Wai]

November 22, 2015 was a special day for some students in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. That morning, 932 students (Chinese, Malay and Indian) from 86 schools, in their neatly attired school uniforms and accompanied by their parents, congregated at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall to attend the 2015 Tzu Chi Study Grant presentation ceremony.

On November 1, 2015, Tzu Chi Melaka held the annual Tzu Chi Study & Award Scheme presentation ceremony. [Photograph by Lee Kin Chee]

Since the roll out of the Tzu Chi Study & Award Scheme four years ago, volunteers and teachers have strived to unleash students’ potential; to motivate them to work harder to improve their studies and conduct.

Tzu Chi volunteers giving out gift packs to pupils of SJK(T) Jasin. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

There were families that turned out in full force, waiting expectantly to receive their Deepavali gift packs; and there were some children, who did not know what to expect at their first participation. However, when the gift packs that were full of goodies were finally in their hands, happiness was all written on their faces. For these underprivileged families, to enjoy a happy festival was no more wishful thinking.

Although the long boat was packed with 30 people, the children did not complain but contented with what they had. [Photograph by Hsieh Hsiu Hua]

It is not a ship, but a long motor-propelled boat without any form of shade. Rain or shine, everyone on board has to bear with the cold or heat. But to the school children of Paitan, this has never been a problem, as the long boat is the only mode of transport to get them to school, and more so, towards a better tomorrow.

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.