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Education News

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.


Liu Han Jie (3rd left) felt that the hidden “landmines” signify the difficulties in life. Though his examination results were not good, he told himself not to be beaten but to continue to work hard. [Photograph by Pei Xiao Yan]

The 2016 Tzu Shao development class began officially on March 13, 2016! With months of preparation by the education volunteers, Tzu Chi Kuantan Liaison Office started the first class with 20 parents accompanying 23 Tzu Shao learners participating in the course.

On March 13, 2016, Muar Tzu Chi Teenagers’ Group celebrated its 15th Anniversary; the occasion was attended by 47 students. [Photograph by Lin Mei Fu]

Koo En Qi said: “Practising good dining etiquette will reflect our good upbringing.” Tan Wei Sen thought that having good etiquette would project good impression to people. The beauty of a team is derived from each individual, if everyone could dress uniformly, then the team would be very neat.

A lion dance performance was presented by the children to usher in the New Year. [Photograph by Alex Tan Ah Lek]

Students at Melaka Da Ai Kindergarten welcomed the New Year by learning various auspicious phrases in the company of the “God of Fortune”, “Loving Mothers” and teachers. The celebration ended with a sumptuous meal and festive mood permeated the kindergarten.

At the cordial invitation of Tzu Chi youths, 79 people had responded to the call of “World Vegetarian Day”. [Photograph by Siow Yau Chu]

To support the “World Vegetarian Day”, Tzu Chi youths in Seremban had joined hands with Restaurant Liong Kee to organize a vegetarian feast. College mates were invited to have a taste and at the same time, the concept of vegetarianism in saving the Earth was also shared.

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.

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