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Education News

The eight Tzu Shao members, who were to embark on a new journey, posed for a group photo with a Tzu Chi volunteer, who has been caring for them. [Photograph by Chee Kok Hong]

On December 19, 2015, more than 50 members of Tzu Chi Teenagers’ Group (Tzu Shao) from Kluang gathered at the Liaison Office to participate in the 13th Tzu Shao’s Programme Completion Camp, themed “Beneficial Conduct”. It is hoped that the 2-Day-1-Night camp that has a Jing Si Aphorism, “Compassion is inspired from within; blessing is created through action”, incorporated into its programme, could engender kindness in the teenagers and enable them to learn through giving.

At Xiao-En Memorial Park, students bow respectfully to the four “silent mentors”. Volunteers, family and friends had come to commemorate and send the deceased off. [Photograph by Sam Pin Fook]

This was not a textbook lesson, but the students followed through with utmost gratitude. The “teachers” taught without a word, but with their bodies and life stories. Their wishes were fulfilled in this final lesson, and their selfless act had evoked conscience and compassion in the students.

Teoh Boon Chuan (left) commended that at Da Ai kindergarten, education takes place everywhere beyond the classrooms. [Photograph by Lim Choon Huat]

A wise choice has great significance over a child’s future. Hence, choosing a kindergarten that nurtures children with love could transform them into polite and sensible children to realize their fullest potential in life.

Cheah Guat Hoo, Principal of Da Ai Kindergarten (Pandan Indah), shifted the graduand’s tassel from one side to the other, representing the formal completion of the student’s Kindergarten education. [Photograph byKevin Tan Kok Sieong]

The teachers and students of Da Ai Kindergarten Kepong and Pandan Indah held their first joint graduation ceremony at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. This was Kepong Kindergarten’s first graduation ceremony for 24 students whilst Pandan Indah held their eighth ceremony for 26 students. At this event, teachers sent their sincere blessings to the students who had completed their preschool studies.

On November 8, 2015, parents and children gathered at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall for PCBC “graduation” and performed sign language on stage. [Photograph by Lim Chin Shein]

After attending all eight Parent-child Bonding Classes together in a year, the children have grown up and the parents have changed for the better. At the PCBC “graduation” ceremony, 837 parents and children gathered at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall and performed the sign language on stage.

Participants from 47 varsities familiarized themselves with one another through the ice-breaking game. [Photograph by Soh Woei Jye]

We are now living in an era full of possibilities. Just when we are busily chasing after the lifestyle we wanted, the importance of humanity is slowly disappearing out of our life. To restore the value of humanity among youngsters, the Tzu Chi Collegiate Youth Association (Tzu Ching) of Tzu Chi KL & Selangor organized a three-day camp from October 30, 2015, at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. It attracted participation from 160 students from 47 universities and colleges in Klang Valley and other places.

The children separating the recyclables from non-recyclables attentively. They also asked questions when in doubt.  [Photograph by Ong See Lim]

Teacher Cheok Hui Lee from the Da Ai kindergarten (Pandan Indah) instilled in her four-year-old students the importance of loving Mother Nature through the formation of a rubbish dump. This is in line with the teaching of the Jing Si Aphorism, “Love the mountains and the oceans, and cherish resources on Earth.”

“We vow to get 30 students to join us as Tzu Ching members!” A vow by Huang Mei Juan and Wu Xiu Yan had finally add strength to Kuantan Tzu Ching team and to move forward. [Photograph provided by Ng Kim Hua]

Huang Mei Juan and Wu Xiu Yan from Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) vowed to get 30 other students to join them as members of Tzu Chi Collegiate Youth (Tzu Ching). Liao Min Tong made a promise: “If I get posted to Kuantan, I promise to guide Tzu Ching members and spur them on!” Because of their sincere vows, Kuantan Tzu Ching members are finally in action!

Volunteers took the refugee children on a learning trip to the Zoo Negara. [Photograph by Lim Choon Huat]

“Bus one!” “Bus six!” “Bus ten!” On September 9, 2015, Tzu Chi volunteers were seen busily getting a large group of 360 refugee children from UNHCR Tzu Chi Education Centres, namely Unity, Joint Effort and Harmony, to queue up at the entrance of Zoo Negara. These children, who rarely had a chance to go on an outing, jabbered excitedly and curiously on the new things around them. With assistance from their teachers, volunteers managed to keep them lining up patiently for 20 minutes before they were finally admitted.

Student Liu Yun Yu offered the granny a massage. [Photograph by Tan Yen Pack]

Parent-child Bonding Class in Melaka organized home visits with the hope of inspiring compassion and kindness within the children and parents. By serving and witnessing the suffering of others, it is also hoped that they will learn to be grateful and contented with what they have, and thereafter, lead a frugal lifestyle and be generous to others.