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Chan Ah Moi’s wish to donate her home for charity has finally been fulfilled on January 23, 2017,  with lawyer, Pang Siew Fian and volunteer Yeo Chu Way (1st right)  and other volunteers as witnesses. [Photograph by Choon Kian Ming]

In March 2014, Chan Ah Moi was placed in a nursing home by her relatives following a serious illness. This made her realize the impermanent nature of life, and she began thinking about the rest of her life.

On January 8, 2017, Tzu Chi Melaka organized two rounds of New Year Thanksgiving Gala to promote Ethical Eating Day campaign. [Photograph by Hong Geok Hui]

It is again time for year-end appreciation dinners, commonly celebrated with sumptuous and extravagant meals. The associated waste of food that goes with the lavishness closely links to the subsistence of Mother Earth; and in recent years, “global warming” and “climate change” are no longer sayings but a reality felt by us.

Volunteer Yao Fu Chai dressed up as Santa Claus and handed Dyanne Ng a present. [Photograph by Hong Geok Hui]

Does Santa Claus exist? No matter what race or religion, little children do believe in Santa Claus and feel his existence around us. However, during Christmas, besides receiving presents and savouring in wholesome meals, is there any other meaning to it? While celebrating Christmas, let’s understand the story and spirit behind the celebration.

UNHCR Tzu-Chi Education Centre organized the annual Prize Giving-cum-Graduation Ceremony at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. [Photograph by Ong Siew Geok]

On November 26, 2016, UNHCR Tzu-Chi Education Centre held its annual Prize Giving-cum-Graduation Ceremony at the KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. Early that morning, loud echoes of the National Anthem could be heard from the hall where 476 students and teachers gathered, marking the opening of the Ceremony. Everyone was familiar with the melody and lyrics of the local National Anthem despite differences in identity, as if signifying that everyone deserves the opportunity to receive education.

Primary 6 students of SJK(C) Tun Tan Siew Sin offered tea to parents and teachers to show their appreciation. [Photograph by Ma Lay Hwa]

During the first graduation ceremony held at SJK(C) Tun Tan Siew Sin, “Great Love Mothers” from Putra Heights thoughtfully arranged a tea serving segment. “This is my first experience and I am very touched by it,” exclaimed all in unison.

Sunday, 20 November 2016 00:00

Golfing for Education

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Volunteer Lim Wee Chai, Organizing Chairman of the 2016 Tzu Chi Charity Golf event highlighted that, “If we educate and train one good person, there will be one less bad person in society.” [Photograph by Fu Wing Hoong]

With wide smiles, joined hands held high in the air, a group of big-hearted golfers and Tzu Chi volunteers, regardless of race, belief and religion, swayed and sang to the song, “We Are Family”, bringing the 2016 Tzu Chi Charity Golf event to a wonderful close.

At the PCBC graduation ceremony for participants from Shah Alam zone, volunteers prepared pots of ladies’ slipper sapling for each pair of parent-child, hoping that they could nurture the plants together. [Photograph by Chan Tuck Meng]

On November 13, 2016, the last Parent-Child Bonding Class (PCBC) and graduation ceremony for participants from Shah Alam zone was held at Tzu Chi Kota Kemuning Community Centre. The opening ceremony featured a lively sign language performance by the children to the song, “Children of the Earth”.

While wiping his mother’s hand, it pained Tay Xiang Long (left) to feel her rough hands. [Photograph by Lin Mei Fu]

At the graduation of Tzu Chi Teenagers’ Class in Muar, 59 teenagers depicted Tzu Chi’s Four Missions and Eight Footprints through a play, sign language and games. Volunteers have sown the seed of kindness in the hearts of these young adults with love and blessings, hoping that they could work on their dreams and face their future with confidence.

On November 6, 2016, Tzu Chi Muar held its last Parent-child Bonding Class plus graduation ceremony outdoor. [Photograph by Kang Miew Tiang]

The last Parent-child Bonding Class and graduation ceremony was held at Tanjung Emas Park with the theme, “Recycle for our Earth”.

Principal of Da Ai Kindergarten Pandan Indah, Chiah Guat Hoo, presenting graduation certificates to the young graduates. [Photograph by Kevin Tan Kok Sieong]


Three years soon passed by! Memories of their first day coming to the kindergarten, holding on tight to their parents with tearful eyes were still vivid. However, after three years of schooling, they now know how to take care of themselves and others. With their graduation robes on, they walked up the stage confidently to receive their first certification in education.