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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.

The architect took into consideration of nature, ecosystem, sustainability, health and environmental protection when designing and planning for the school building. [Photograph provided by Tzu Chi Melaka]

Master Cheng Yen once said, “Education helps purify people’s minds. A good education offers hope and peace to society.” Thanks to the generous land donation by a kind-hearted person, Tzu Chi International School is made possible, focusing on Tzu Chi humanity and academic excellence. It is hoped to nurture outstanding professionals who can face global competition and challenges in the 21st century.

On June 19, 2016, Parent-child Bonding Class participants from Taman Eng Ann and Setia Alam visited Tzu Chi Taman Meru Recycling Centre. Participant Tong Jian Zhi is seen here learning the environmental protection formula using his ten little fingers. [Photograph by Koh Poo Leng]

Going into the 21st century, natural disasters caused by global warming have become today’s hottest topic. “Everyone Does Recycling” should not merely be a slogan, it is an imperative task. Parent-child Bonding Class from Setia Alam and Taman Eng Ann, Klang, moved their classrooms to the recycling centre, to raise awareness while appreciating the fun of environmental protection.


Training for 11th batch of “Great Love Mothers” from Tzu Chi Klang was completed on June 17, 2016. Photo shows participants giving their best on stage. [Photograph by Koh Poo Leng]

After eight training classes, the 11th batch of “Great Love Mothers” from Tzu Chi Klang had “graduated” on June 17, 2016. Each participating teams had used their skills and creativity to perform, with one group narrating short stories while another group using gentle and graceful sign language to depict the true meaning.

On May 28, 2016, Tzu Chi Muar held a cooking class on Korean cuisine for the first time. [Photograph by Low Choon Hui]

In the first cooking class held by Tzu Chi Muar, instructor Tracy Lau taught according to the students’ aptitude and encouraged all to eat healthily. Student Yaw Yean Ching was delighted with the learning opportunity and hopes for more classes in the future.

The canteen in Tzu Chi Melaka premises was swamped by enormous volunteers every day. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

The vicinity of Tzu Chi Melaka was filled with the aroma of spices and the fresh smell of leaves. A group of volunteers was seen making the dumplings at the cafeteria; some were busy washing the leaves while others were weighing the ingredients, frying the filling and steaming the dumplings. Volunteers’ laughter and singing had been going on for about two weeks.

Carefully, the teenagers glided a bundle of cardboards over a plank as a makeshift bridge to the boat. [Photograph by Koh Poo Leng]

“I am glad to have this opportunity to visit Pulau Ketam’s Recycling-cum-Education Centre. Not only was it a stress relief from studies, I also learnt the unrelenting spirit of Tzu Chi volunteers on the island...” Zhang Dai An, a Tzu Chi teenager, said with a grin.