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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.

Despite the scorching heat, volunteers went house-to-house to invite the public to join theBuddha Bathing Ceremony. [Photograph by Ng Hsiung Hsiung]

Volunteers from Tzu Chi Kuching have been actively inviting members of the public, Buddhist group and schools to participate in the 2015 Buddha Bathing Ceremony, to be held at Stadium Perpaduan Negeri. Some volunteers shared with the public at a parade, some spoke to parents who were waiting for their children at schools, and some conducted house-to-house visits.

The new convenience shop opened by native woman Zahidaima, though small and with modest stocks, is most unique as a way to return the kindness of Tzu Chi and other charity organizations. [Photograph by Leong Chian Yee]

A convenient store was built on an extension adjacent to a house in Kampung Paya Mendoi, approximately 20 minutes’ drive from Kuala Krau town. It was newly opened by a native woman, Zahidaima bte Akin, and has no signboard nor special trademark. But the customers recognized it as a shop filled with love, carrying names of Tzu Chi and other charity organizations in the premise.

Tzu Chi volunteers respectfully solicited donations from the Nepalese workers. [Photograph by Koh Poo Leng]

A ripple of love and compassion was spreading out in Marelli Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd as the workers made donations to the Nepal earthquake victims. For every Ringgit the employee contributes, the company will contribute another Ringgit to double the kindness.

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