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On December 11, 2014, Melaka Da Ai Educare Centre organized a Charity Fundraising Bazaar to raise funds for the construction of Tzu Chi International Schools. [Photograph by Tan Lian Hee]

“Good bargains! Grab them before they are gone…” were tender shouts of children from Da Ai Educare Centre amidst the bustling crowd, fearlessly trying to attract customers to their booths. Some children even walked into the crowd to promote their sale items. This fundraising event to promote education received great response from all present.

Volunteers were by Betty’s side all the time, giving her comfort and encouragement. [Photograph by Ng Hsiung Hsiung]

Hendry Anak Beju, from Kuching, passed away during a heart surgery at the National Heart Institute of Malaysia on December 4, 2014. Volunteers from KL & Selangor and Kuching lovingly comforted and cared for his wife, Betty Voon. They were by her side until the funeral.

Teacher Tracy (left) prefers personal experience. Here, she was seen helping the children with baking flour. [Photograph by Koh Poo Leng]

Tzu Chi Continuing Education Centre (Klang) had successfully conducted their first “Children’s Baking Class” with participation from 13 children, aged five to ten years. During the two-hour session, the participants not only had fun but also learnt to be independent.

During the action-packed three-day camp organized by Tzu Chi Continuing Education Centre (Klang), the yoga class was full of laughter when some plump kids could not lift their legs. [Photography by Lai Kin Hoong]

Tzu Chi Continuing Education Centre (Klang) organized an educational holiday camp for children from December 3 – 5, 2014. At the three-day intensive camp, the children learnt new life’s skills through a series of active and quiet activities. They were happy and did not feel tired at all!

Song Quek Khian, Deputy CEO of Tzu Chi KL & Selangor, awarded a medal to a winner. [Photograph by Lim Chin Shein]

On November 30, 2014, Tzu Chi KL & Selangor and UNHCR jointly organized an international Sports Day for refugee children at the Federal Youth and Sports Complex. A total of 270 refugee children, 150 parents and 16 teachers joined the event, graced by Mr Richard Towle, UNHCR representative in Malaysia.

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.