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Study Grant Scheme

Shanmugam (right) received the Academic Progress Award and held up his award during the Tzu Chi Study & Awards Scheme presentation ceremony. [Photograph by Tan Yen Pack]

Being a well-behaved and thoughtful boy, Shanmugam would return home immediately after school to help his mum with household chores, clean his grandfather’s wounds, and reduce the burden for his uncle. His family is the centre of his life, and they have high hopes for him. Though this means that Shanmugam would not have much time for his friends or entertainment, he is willing to make that sacrifice.

Daarvin was happy to receive the Deepavali gift pack for his family. [Photograph by Hong Geok Hui]

With bright smiles on their faces, the children did not mind carrying the heavy gift packs because each of them was filled with love from Tzu Chi to the less fortunate families so that they too could celebrate the upcoming Deepavali with festive joy.

A total of 183 primary and secondary students from low-income families received study grants from Tzu Chi Miri, Sarawak. [Photograph by Koo Han Wu]

On December 4, 2016, Tzu Chi Miri Chapter held the Happy Schooling Scheme’s Study Grant Presentation Ceremony at its Liaison Office. The event benefitted 44 students from Chinese primary schools, 82 from national primary schools and 40 from national secondary schools. Among the 183 recipients, 8 primary and 9 secondary students are children of Tzu Chi’s care recipients.


Tzu Chi Study Grant is like a timely rain during drought, calming the students’ mind on their studies, as well as easing the parents’ financial burdens. [Photograph by Edmond Khaw Jeun Shian]

“I have not changed my school uniform since Form 1 because (my family has) no extra money for it. I am going to utilize the study grant from Tzu Chi for my school uniform, stationery, and other school supplies,” Jackline Rangkong expressed delightfully at the Tzu Chi Study Grant Presentation Ceremony held at Bintulu, Sarawak.

Tzu Chi self-assessment booklet has served as a reminder to Denise Chong Shao En to be good all the time. [Photograph by Lee Heng Lun]

Primary 6 student, Denise Chong Shao En, performs well in her studies and is active in extra-curricular activities in school as well. Due to her diligence and behaviour, she has been a recipient of Tzu Chi Study & Award Scheme for four consecutive years, which helped ease the burden for her family.

Volunteers presented goody bags to the recipients of Tzu Chi Study & Award Scheme. [Photograph by Tay Chun Wie]

“Very thankful for Tzu Chi’s assistance! We have been studying hard in order to be awarded and we made it!” The award recipients expressed their gratitude towards the kindness of the public during the presentation ceremony of Tzu Chi Study & Award Scheme in Tampin.

Anas (left) received the award on stage with his two younger brothers. [Photograph by Hong Geok Hui]

“I will work harder and come back again for the award,” exclaimed a delighted Awais. The recognition not only motivated him to improve his studies further but also to help out in house chores. The mother has encouraged her children to partake in recycling, hoping that they will learn to protect the Earth and cherish the award which is hard to come by.

The happy smiles of the children were the motivational force for Tzu Chi volunteers to promote the Happy Schooling Scheme. [Photograph by Kevin Tan Kok Sieong]

Sandakan volunteer, Chin Chai Mee, felt extremely excited whenever she revisited the 700 odd children in Paitan as they are very dear to her.

A tearful Mohamad Rizzuan thanking his mother, teachers and Tzu Chi. [Photograph by Kong Teck Ngie]

“Thank you Tzu Chi. Thanks for the help, I can now study peacefully and further improve on my studies. I will treasure the opportunity of schooling, obey the teachers, attend all classes and work hard,” said Mohamad Rizzuan, a Tzu Chi Study Grant beneficiary, from the bottom of his heart.

Photos shows Tzu Chi volunteers distributing school uniforms and shoes for the needy students at SJK(C) Paya Mengkuang. Headmaster Lee Koon Lek (1st left) was grateful for the aid from Tzu Chi. [Photograph by Loh Siew Chien]

Though the new semester was just around the corner, some poor little kids from poverty-stricken families were still dressed in tattered uniforms to school. Feelings of poignancy spurred a group of sympathetic and kind-hearted people to present the students with gifts of new uniforms and shoes for the new semester.

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