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Education News

The kite in the hands of kindergarten’s children signified that future generation can thrive when everyone supports the cause of education. [Photograph by Tan Lian Hee]

Tzu Chi Melaka had organized the first large-scale vegetarian banquet to promote and raise fund for their International School agenda – a project of hope. The encouraging response from avid supporters and donors for the project has given additional inspiration to the team towards fulfilling this noble mission.

Ang See Chim (1st right) cordially invited her comrades Chen Yu Ting (2nd right), Zhang Ai Zhen (2nd left) and Liang Ai Lian (1st left) to the vegetarian banquet. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

How did a group of education enthusiasts get motivated to raise funds for setting up of a school? What gathered this thousand plus people and ignited their passion towards education?

Tan Chai Yen (2nd left) and Yeow Siow Leng (centre) accompanied Ong Piak Cheng (2nd right) and Tan Choon Mooi throughout. [Photograph by Teng Swee Ueng]

Every year during the summer holidays, students from Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology would head overseas for voluntary service. This year is no exception, they came prepared with a drama that was self-directed and acted for children, for two consecutive shows on July 30 at Melaka Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. To prepare themselves and be familiar with the stage set-up, sound & lighting system and coordination with the staff, everyone puts in effort for rehearsals since early morning.

Yap Soo Him shared information on Tzu Chi International School with Wang Pin Tai. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

“I thought of donating my house to Tzu Chi, but I was worried the idea would not be accepted by them,” Wang Pin Tai expressed her concern. When the idea was accepted, she said happily, “I did not do anything much, it was just a donation. I am lucky and truly grateful that Tzu Chi accepted my proposal.” Such a sincere and straightforward soul!

A fire drill was held at Da Ai Kindergarten in Kepong, to train the young ones on evacuation procedures during emergency. [Photograph by Look Foot Seong]

With a building on fire, panic would arise due to the raging flames and thick smoke. The most important thing is to ensure the safety of people inside the building, followed by timely evacuation to the muster point.

Upon learning about the fundraising drive, Chua Tiap New, a Tzu Chi monthly donor, retrieved her savings to support the noble cause. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

Chua Tiap New, a thrifty lady owner of a small sundry shop, donated her years of savings as soon as she learnt about the Tzu Chi International School project.

Volunteers guided the teenagers on making handicrafts from recycled items. [Photograph by Chan Kai Sian]

For the month of July, Tzu Chi Teenagers held their monthly class by organizing a treasure hunt game and handicraft session using recycled items. The aim was to add fun during the learning process.

Interactive games brought the parent-child closer together. [Photograph by Siow Yau Chu]

Toiling hard at workplace is certainly necessary for a better material life, but at the same time, quality time for parent-child bonding is somehow lost. Thanks to Tzu Chi Seremban, a fun-filled sports day was organized to enable parents and their children to interact, resulting in a harmonious relationship.

Participants from Batu Berendam and Durian Tunggal came to Batu Beremdam Recycling-cum-Education centre to learn sorting of recyclables. [Photograph by Tan Lian Hee]


“Next time, do not ask to buy toys as it would be a waste of money if you do not play with them.” The Parent-child Bonding Class from different communities went outdoors to recycling centres to do sorting or to the beach to clear rubbish. This taught them contentment and the reduction of desires.

Children happily massaged their parents’ back. Everyone enjoyed the happy moment and had a hearty laugh. [Photograph by Yen Yu Chu]

It is a natural and simple theory that if physical affection and well-said words are practised between parents and children, it will bring about closer relationships among family members. However, with the passage of time, many of us have forgotten this. It is a true fact that parent-child interaction needs practice. By learning to express and respond to love showered on us from a young age, the true feelings of care and love will flow naturally regardless of changes in time and space.