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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.

Yong Poh Boon realized how close a parent-child relationship can get when she showed her love to the elderly together with her son, Sia Zhi Xiang. [Photograph by Lee Eng Foo]

On September 6, 2015, parents and children from Taman Eng Ann and Setia Alam’s Parent-child Bonding Class embarked on a journey of learning through giving at the Rita Handicapped and Disabled Welfare Home.

Photo shows Bong Si Min and her mother joining the home visit together. Through witnessing suffering, they have learnt to appreciate what they have. [Photograph by Chong Fook Lin]A group of six-year-olds from Da Ai Kindergarten had walked out of their comfort zones to visit Tzu Chi’s care recipients with their parents. At the first encounter, some were fearful and awkward, while some interacted warmly. But most of all, they had the chance to meet people from different backgrounds. Both parents and children realized that being healthy and living well are the greatest happiness.

Da Ai kindergarten starts teaching children about environmental protection so that they can implement this not only in school but also at home. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

In view of abnormal climate change and frequent natural disasters worldwide, Da Ai kindergarten in Melaka has incorporated environment protection and “Give Me Five” (savings of water, power, time, fuel and money) into its 2015 curriculum planning. It aims to inspire and guide children and parents to cherish resources and practise environmental protection in their daily lives.

Collecting wire mesh cages filled with recyclables had provided Tzu Chi youths a valuable recycling experience. [Photograph by Lai Kin Hoong]

One can only experience the hardships of island recycling through participation. Accompanied by Tzu Chi volunteers, Tzu Chi Mums and Dads, Taiwan Tzu Chi Youths arrived at Pulau Ketam to experience for themselves what island recycling was all about.