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Friday, 27 September 2013 00:00

Motivational Talk for Form 3 and Form 5 Students

Written by  By Koh Poo Leng, Klang / Translated by Ng Say Fen

Tzu Chi volunteers went to Kapar Secondary (Girls) School, to provide the students with support for the coming examinations.【Photograph by Koh Poo Leng】

A motivational talk organized by a group of Tzu Chi volunteers with sincere hearts had impressed both teachers and students. Teacher Liu Bi Li said, "Today's motivational talk provided great support and encouragement to all students, not only in their studies but also as a good guidance in their life."


The PMR and SPM examinations take place in October and November respectively each year. On September 27, 2013, Klang's Tzu Chi Educational Team organized a motivational talk in Kapar Secondary (Girls) School to boost the confidence of the students sitting for the examinations.

We are always there to support you

It was a special Friday for students in Kapar Secondary (Girls) School. While the Indian and Malay students performed their respective prayers, their Chinese counterparts gathered in the hall for a motivational talk.

The talk started with Tzu Chi volunteer, Li Yu Mei, relating the story of Matthias Steiner, 2008 Olympics' weightlifting champion. She said, "If you win over others, you are a winner; if you win over yourself, you will become a stronger person. Doubtless to say, every one of you wishes to achieve good results in the examinations. The story of Matthias Steiner is a good example for you to emulate. If you are determined to achieve, no one can stop you, and nothing is impossible and tough. We are always there to support you."

All 50 students responded positively with: "Yes, we can do it." Educational result is not the only benchmark to measure one's achievement in life, but it is important for students as it helps to determine the next step in their educational journey."

I once played truant too

Chen Mei Luan introduced herself in front of the students and said, "Hello everyone. I can't really see all of you clearly." Born with blindness in her right eye, Mei Luan revealed that she once lacked confidence and refused to communicate with others."

She explained, "In June 2010, the retina of my left eye started peeling and I can't see things clearly. Even though the operation was successful, my vision was not as clear as before; and I needed to use a magnifier to have a better view. Later in September, the retina started to peel again and I had to undergo another operation. Now, the magnifier has become my good friend." Some of the students were touched with Mei Luan's story.

"Have you all played truant before? I did," Mei Luan told the students of her own experience. However, playing truant is not a good example as you are missing the opportunity to learn. Lastly, I wish you all the best in your coming examinations." Students thanked her with a round of applause.

Touched by Mei Luan's experience, Hong Mei Hui confessed that she had once played truant and as a result, fared poorly in her school performance. Now she has realized the importance of learning in school and Mei Luan has become her role model for learning.

A motherly advice

Tan Lay Choo, a Tzu Chi volunteer said, "When I was young, I liked to read novels on love stories and imagined myself as the main character in the story waiting for my Mr Right to appear. So, it came as no surprise when I fell in love at 19."

Lay Choo's eldest daughter was a good student but unfortunately she had leukemia that required frequent treatments in hospital. Hence, she was unable to attend classes in school like others. However, Li Chu would grab whatever opportunity she had to enable her daughter to attend classes in school. She said sadly, "Even though my daughter was unable to attend school like others, she had never missed sitting for the examinations, and had achieved good results. But due to her medical problem, she only managed to attend secondary education for two days…"

She advised the students, "I hope all of you will put in more effort to work hard not only for your examinations but also for your whole life." The students applauded her wholeheartedly for her advice.

Then the Tzu Chi song, "The Day I was Born", was played and it touched everyone's heart deeply.

While listening to the song, Chen Mei Yun started to cry and said, "Today's motivational talk has made me realize how hard my parents have been working for us. I will strive to achieve good results to repay them. I will also tell them that I love them."

Teacher Liu Bi Li said, "I am impressed with Tzu Chi. The sharing has made me think of my mother, who resides in Kedah. Today's motivational talk provided great support and encouragement to all students, not only in their studies but also as a good guidance in their life."



A simple motivational talk organized by a group of Tzu Chi volunteers with sincere hearts had impressed both teachers and students. Before the talk concluded, the teachers and students hugged each other warmly.

 

A simple game has enhanced the bonding between students.【Photograph by Koh Poo Leng】   Tzu Chi volunteer Chen Mei Luan shared her own experience to encourage students.【Photograph by Koh Poo Leng】

A simple game has enhanced the bonding between students.【Photograph by Koh Poo Leng】
 
Tzu Chi volunteer Chen Mei Luan shared her own experience to encourage students.【Photograph by Koh Poo Leng】
 
Before the talk concluded, teachers and students hugged each other.【Photograph by Koh Poo Leng】   Chen Mei Yun said, ‘Today's motivational talk has made me realize how hard my parents have been working for us. I will strive to achieve good results to repay them.’【Photograph by Koh Poo Leng】

Before the talk concluded, teachers and students hugged each other.【Photograph by Koh Poo Leng】
 
 
Chen Mei Yun said, "Today's motivational talk has made me realize how hard my parents have been working for us. I will strive to achieve good results to repay them."【Photograph by Koh Poo Leng】
 
Touched by Mei Luan's experience, Hong Mei Hui will emulate Mei Luan as her role model for learning.【Photograph by Koh Poo Leng】  

Touched by Mei Luan's experience, Hong Mei Hui will emulate Mei Luan as her role model for learning.【Photograph by Koh Poo Leng】
 
 

 

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