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Sixty-three children were awarded for their academic achievement at the Graduation & Appreciation Ceremony. An addition five special awards were given out to 30 children. The award recipients proudly showed their awards. [Photograph by Sam Pin Fook]

For refugee children, to be able to receive primary education is a luxury, and to complete it is another huge challenge. On the morning of November 29, 2014, UNHCR Tzu Chi Education Centres held a Graduation & Appreciation Ceremony for five graduating refugee children and 311 schoolmates at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall, witnessed by 194 teachers and parents.

Six-year-old graduates from Melaka Da Ai kindergarten received their first certificate in life, as well as, their teachers’ blessing one by one on stage. [Photograph by Alex Tan Ah Lek]

Parents never stop worrying about their children, but can children ever appreciate their parents’ hard work? Through this important milestone in life from kindergarten to primary school, both children and their parents can better understand the meaning of filial piety. This will then be rooted in the hearts of children through a memorable graduation ceremony.

At the Graduation Ceremony held at SJK(C) Kong Hoe on November 20, 2014, the students bowed 90 degrees to serve tea to the teachers to show their gratitude. [Photograph by Lai Kin Hoong]

Eight years ago, the “Great Love Mothers” programme was introduced to SJK(C) Kong Hoe. The Great Love Mothers’ cheerful and delightful teaching method has cultivated the right values in the students, and gained recognition and appreciation after many years of interactions. For the third time, the Great Love Mothers of Tzu Chi Klang were invited to jointly plan for the Year 6 Graduation Ceremony.

Led by Professor Dr Chin Kin Fah, medical students from the 11th Silent Mentor Workshop paid tribute to the silent mentors, and bowed 90 degrees to their families to express their utmost gratitude. [Photograph by Ong See Lim]

“The silent mentors are our eternal teachers and unsung heroes. We salute them and also express our deepest gratitude to their families!” So, Professor Dr Chin Kin Fah led more than 40 medical students on stage, and bowed 90 degrees for one minute to the families and public. The act of bowing was to show their sincere respect and appreciation!

Teacher Aoki Mikiko passed on her teaching materials, along with her passion, to the new teacher Lee Chin Ming. [Photograph by Alex Tan Ah Lek]

Aoki Mikiko left her job as a Japanese teacher after eight years of teaching due to illness. Volunteers and students from the Japanese class organized a thanksgiving-cum-farewell tea party for her. Teacher Aoki handed over her teaching materials on Jing Si Aphorisms to her replacement, Lee Chin Ming, in the presence of the students and volunteers.

A kiss from the parents can be amazing to the kids who are growing up. During the graduation ceremony of Parent-child Bonding Class of Tzu Chi Klang, a child gave a broad grin after getting a gift of love from his parents. [Photograph by Lee Eng Foo]

Students from Parent-child Bonding Class of five Tzu Chi community centres in Klang celebrated their graduation ceremony in the brand new premises of Tzu Chi Klang. This has not only put a perfect ending to the eight lessons of humanistic education that they attended in 2014 , but also left a touch of unforgettable memories in their life.

Jia Lü, who used to be addicted to computer games, became diligent in his studies and delighted his father, Ng See Seong. The son presented a bouquet to his father and they hugged each other dearly on stage, moving all the participants. [Photograph by Leong Chian Yee]

On November 9, 2014, the Education Group of Tzu Chi KL & Selangor, comprising Tzu Chi Teachers’ Association, Tzu Ching, Tzu Shao, Parent-child Bonding Class, Da Ai kindergarten and “Great Love Mothers”, jointly organized the first concluding ceremony, sharing their respective achievements. Held in three sessions, the ceremony drew in a crowd of more than 1,600 participants.

November 8, 2014, was the course completion for Tzu Chi Teenagers’ Group of Tzu Chi Muar. Tzu Shao and parents from 55 families took part in the Concluding Ceremony. [Photograph by Sen Ah Wat]

“No matter how naughty I have been, she never gives up on me. I want to tell her: ‘Mum, I love you, and I am sorry for hurting you’.” These words of a child touched the hearts of the parent and bring about a closer parent-child relationship.

Children from the six-year-old graduating class performed “Putting Vows into Action” and all audience members were attracted by their performance of determined little Bodhisattvas in spreading the Dharma. [Photograph by Lim Su Nguan]

On November 2, 2014, Da Ai kindergarten (Pandan Indah) held its 7th Graduation-cum-Thanksgiving Ceremony. The Thanksgiving Ceremony aims to teach these children to express their gratitude for all the hard work by their parents and teachers, so that they can put the spirit of great love into practice in the future.

On the 10th Anniversary of the establishment of “Great Love Mothers” in KL & Selangor, members from Batch 11 were on hand to celebrate and witness this milestone. [Photograph by Kevin Tan Kok Sieong]

A chorus of over 250 voices was spreading love and warmth in the Gratitude Hall, singing “Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you…” Bliss and pleasure could be seen on the faces of Batch 11 “Great Love Mothers”, comprising elderly, office workers, housewives, headmasters, teachers and volunteers.