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.
“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.
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.
“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.
“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.
Sandakan volunteer, Chin Chai Mee, felt extremely excited whenever she revisited the 700 odd children in Paitan as they are very dear to her.
“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.
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.
With the launch of “Happy Schooling Scheme”, volunteers of Tzu Chi Klang, based on the list of names given, went door to door to visit the families concerned. Hopefully, they can deliver the joy to students so that they will have better schooling and hence a brighter future.
“Very touching, I felt respected. The moment my child went on stage and vowed, I felt really proud,” said a tearful father, Anwar bin Latip.