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Participants of the 10th Great Love Mothers’ Nurturing Class and their mentors presented a sign language performance. [Photograph by Tan Guat Khoon]

On the evening of July 25, 2015, 41 participants and families of the 10th Great Love Mothers’ Nurturing Class celebrated the completion of their lessons in an event organized by Tzu Chi Klang. The new batch of Great Love Mothers and volunteers jointly performed the sign language interpretations of two beautiful songs, “Contentment” and “Because of You, Because of Me”. Their graceful performances drew rounds of applause from the audience.

Su Yi Chun (right, kneeling) showed her care for a grandpa at the old folks’ home. [Photograph by Alex Tan Ah Lek]

True to its name, the Happiness Centre for the Mentally Disabled Children, and the Machap Baru Old Folks’ Home had one special day on which their residents were pampered by students with massaging, feeding and housekeeping services.

Volunteers led the children in singing “Filial Piety Cannot Wait” and performing sign language. [Photograph by Lee Nyee Fai]

Tzu Chi Seremban volunteers were invited to give a talk on “Gratitude towards Our Parents” at a Buddhist camp organized by the Jelebu branch of the Malaysian Buddhist Association. Designed to avoid ennui, the course employed slides, team-building activities and handicrafts to help children understand filial piety and turn their devotion into action.

The athletes learnt to contribute their personal belongings to build a bridge so that the relief supplies can be safely delivered to the disaster areas. [Photograph by Tan Pui Lee]

On July 12, 2015, Tzu Chi Kuching held its annual parent-child sports’ day for 120 parents and children at the Jubilee Ground. The participants experienced life and learnt together through the parent-child interaction.

A volunteer advised the Tzu Shao members on how to choose the vegetables. [Photograph by Voon Hui Ling]

On July 12, 2015, Tzu Chi Kuching organized a vegetarian cooking competition for 79 Tzu Chi Teenagers (Tzu Shao) and parents. Together, they gained knowledge beyond the textbooks and experienced simple lessons in life.

Coin box in the shape of a fish and angry bird made from coconut shell by students from SJK(T) Melaka (Kubu) had been an eye-opener for Taiwanese teacher, Su Qiu Bi, and the visiting students. [Photograph by Hong Geok Hui]

Through cultural exchange between Taiwanese and Malaysian students, it is hoped that their global outlook and ability for cross-culture management will be fostered, and their quest for learning stimulated.

Forty-two teachers and students from SMK Pasir Panjang brought home a bamboo bank each to do good. [Photograph by Tay Jee Un]

Teacher Chan Yoke Kueng was heartbroken to see her students losing their direction and showing signs of rebellion. Thus, she invited Tzu Chi volunteers to give an inspirational talk in her school to instil good values, as depicted on Da Ai TV,  to the students.

Tong Siong Yeow (1st right) and his son, Ray, carefully applied hand cream for his father, to express his gratitude. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]
Tzu Chi Melaka Branch

At the Parents’ Appreciation Ceremony organized by the Da Ai Kindergarten, Melaka, some students brought their parents and grandparents along. After gently wiping their parents’ hands and bathing their feet, the four-to-six-year-olds showed their filial affection towards their grandparents together with their parents.

Principal of SJK(C) Sin Wah, Sau Mee Lian, hopes that children can learn to be thankful through this event, and give back to the community, by applying their knowledge into practical actions. [Photograph by Alex Tan Ah Lek]

Primary three student, Chin Zi Hao had intended to use part of his Chinese New Year red packet money to buy a mobile phone. But later, he decided to donate the money instead. He shared, “It is correct to donate the money, because I don’t have to worry about which phone to buy, or whether I have enough money or not…”

Tee Chu Hao was making sandwiches for his grandmother, parents and volunteers. [Photograph by Lee Kin Chee]

Besides inspiring their compassion, the Parent-child Bonding Class has also changed the eating habits of Teng Zhi Jian, who used to say “I do not want carrots, I do not want vegetables too,” and Tee Chu Hao, a faddy boy who enjoys rice with soup.