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Education News

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.


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.

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