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Send love to Nepal

The nunnery feels solemn again after the completion of the repair work. The re-opening ceremony was graced by 300 Dharma Masters and guests. [Photograph by Ng Kee Seng]

When Thrangu Tara Abbey in Kathmandu, Nepal, was severely damaged from the two earthquakes in 2015, Tzu Chi promised to assist in the repair work. Now, the repair and reinforcement work, undertaken by Tzu Chi KL & Selangor, has been completed, and Tzu Chi was invited to attend the handover and re-opening ceremony.

Tzu Chi volunteers interacted happily with the children at the Phenday Care Children Home. [Photograph by Fu Wing Hoong]

More than two years since a massive earthquake rattled Nepal, Tzu Chi volunteers have not stopped caring for the survivors. On December 3, 2017, more than 20 volunteers from Tzu Chi KL &Selangor and Nepal sent daily supplies and love to the orphans.

Tzu Chi volunteers, members of TIMA Nepal and local medical professionals jointly held a free clinic and relief distribution at Chechupati Camp. [Photograph by You Xi Zhang]

Three months after the devastating earthquake in Nepal, Tzu Chi relief is now embarking on mid and long-term effort. At noon on July 24, 2015, Yaw Ah Moi and Lee Ley Hua, who are volunteers from Tzu Chi KL & Selangor, arrived in Nepal on a one-month “home-visit”.

Volunteers led the children and teachers in forming the shape of a heart with their arms, hoping to send their love to Nepal. [Photograph by Wong Kuan Fong]

Tzu Chi volunteers from Kota Tinggi held their first fundraising at SJK(T) Tajul, a school that has implemented Tzu Chi’s “Happy Schooling Scheme”. Teachers and students showed their compassion by enthusiastically donating to Nepal’s quake victims.

Volunteers posed for a photo with Azura and husband. Azura shared that her father, who has always wanted to befriend Tzu Chi volunteers, will surely be delighted to see the photo. [Photograph by Aw Lee Ching]

During the East Coast floods, Azura’s father shared with her about Tzu Chi’s Disaster Relief Team, which had impressed him with their well-organized and efficient modus operandi. By coincidence, Azura met Tzu Chi volunteers in Kuala Lumpur, and the good affinity continues.

Tzu Chi volunteers respectfully solicited donations from the Nepalese workers. [Photograph by Koh Poo Leng]

A ripple of love and compassion was spreading out in Marelli Asia Pacific Sdn Bhd as the workers made donations to the Nepal earthquake victims. For every Ringgit the employee contributes, the company will contribute another Ringgit to double the kindness.

Nine-year-old Wang Hui Xi, who had four fundraising experiences, donated RM50 from the study grant she received recently to the earthquake victims. [Photograph by Lau Poh Ling]

Tzu Chi volunteers at Kluang took to the streets to raise funds for Nepal earthquake victims, on top of praying piously for them at fellowships. Tzu Chi care recipients* and young children also took part in the fundraising, doing their part in helping others in need.

From embarrassment to feeling at ease, Indra and Vija bowed deeply to a young donor. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

When Yo Bee Kiow decided to participate in Tzu Chi’s street fundraising for the quake victims in Nepal, she invited her factory manager and Nepalese workers to join her. In the course of soliciting donations on the streets, the Nepalese began to see hope for their folks at home.

David Liu flew to Kathmandu to join Tzu Chi’s Disaster and Medical Relief Team alone. He reported the large crowd at the airport, and took a selfie photo.[Photograph by David Liu]

“From the initial 1 hour 10 minutes flight, the plane had to circle many rounds in Kathmandu’s airspace before it could finally land.” That was a short note by Malaysian volunteer, David Liu, who set off for Kathmandu on April 28. It was only after landing safely that he poured out his feelings over the long 24-hour journey via the Internet.

Dr. Chao You-chen reads an x-ray photo through the sun at a hospital court yard. (Photo provided by Tzu Chi Foundation; date: 2015/04/28)

On the afternoon of April 28, the medical relief team from the Tzu Chi Foundation arrived in the Nepalese capital of Katmandu to start work after the devastating earthquake. They were carrying one tonne of emergency medicines and will begin medical service on April 29.

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