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The production of 29,700 mooncakes in nine days had given the international school fundraising project a big boost, representing the love of each and every contributor. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

Tzu Chi Melaka volunteers started making mooncakes from August 18 to 26. Volunteers took time off to lend a hand every day. Despite sweating under the hot weather and working by the hot stove, everyone helped out heartily, to raise fund for the construction of the Tzu Chi International School in Melaka.

Ng Chee Moi (2nd right) brought along her granddaughter (1st left) and maid (in green blouse) to make buns to raise funds for Tzu Chi International School. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

Goh Siew Koon and Ng Chee Moi, are two sisters in their 50s, who are very much involved in charitable work. They will contribute as much as they can, and have donated their properties and land for education in order to benefit more children.

Tzu Chi Muar held an ikebana class on August 13, 2016, for 30 members. [Photograph by Low Chung Chin]

“Flower arrangement is the most beautiful thing in life,” said Soo Mei Lee. From ikebana, she learnt that kindness stems from harmony. Er Seng Seng said with a smile, “The whole process is very peaceful and I enjoy the calmness. My heart is coloured in green and everything appears beautiful in my eyes.”

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.