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Study Grant Scheme

A precious moment with her dad after Tan Lai Ho received the “Academic Progress Award” from Tzu Chi. [Photograph by Ong Siew Geok]

“Perseverance, determination, faith” these are Lai Ho’s favourite and self-reminding motivational words. Despite the uneasy road to learning, she deeply believes that as long as she progresses forward, her future is no longer an impossible dream.

Recipients of Tzu Chi Study Grant happily holding their certificates and cash cards as they do not need to worry about their school fees anymore. [Photograph by Lee Siew Kuan]

A young sapling, if given enough nutrients and cared for properly, will grow up to be a tall, strong tree, providing shade for all.

Misshadarni (1st right) posed for a photo with her parents and sister after receiving her study grant. [Photograph by Ong Siew Geok]

Misshadarni a/p Tharmarajah, a Primary 6 student in 2018, again qualified to receive Tzu Chi study aid this year. Her excellent UPSR academic results belied her daily personal family hardships and heavy responsibilities she had to shoulder. She sincerely thanked Tzu Chi for the study aid, which alleviated her parents’ financial burden and instilled great confidence in her, in the pursuit of her dreams.

Besides working part-time to earn his pocket money, Chien Zhi Yen also saves in his coin bank to help those who are in need. [Photograph by Boon Wui Kong]

After school, 14-year-old Chien Zhi Yen does not hang out with friends. The first thing he does is to check on his wheelchair-bound father, Chien Soo Teng, help him with his current needs, such as, personal hygiene, clearing of defaecation, and so on. This is his “other home work” besides the usual school homework. For his filial act, he was presented with Tzu Chi’s “Filial Piety Award”.

Volunteers presented certificates to the students to acknowledge their hard work. [Photograph by Ng Hock Thai]

On October 21, 2018, Tzu Chi Malacca held three sessions of Tzu Chi Study & Awards Scheme presentation ceremony at the Malacca Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. A total of 851 primary, secondary and tertiary students benefitted from the Scheme, where each of them received study aid ranging from RM300 to RM800, and a festive pack. Also, on that same day, beneficiaries of the Happy Schooling Scheme received a festive pack each, in conjunction with the upcoming Deepavali celebration.

The relationship between Vishalini and her mother, Saraswathy, has improved after a near death experience. [Photograph by Lim Chin Shein]

Seventeen-year-old Vishalini a/p Chandra shared the true meaning of filial piety with the students and parents at the Happy Schooling Scheme Presentation Ceremony.

Through his involvement in voluntary service, Wong Jum Tong gradually gained his confidence in interacting with others. [Photograph by Lee Kin Chee]

He used to be a shy teenager, who always stayed at home and had a limited social life. As time passed, he developed social anxiety. Thanks to the Tzu Chi Study Grant & Awards Scheme, he was asked to involve himself in voluntary service. With love and care from volunteers, he managed to overcome his psychological barriers and break through his self-imposed limitations to serve.

Zunaida’s four children attended Tzu Chi Study Grant & Awards Presentation Ceremony on November 5, 2017, and were all presented with Academic Progress Awards. [Photograph by Ng Hai Ming]

While an unexpected misfortune forced the young children to grow from their carefree world to cope with the agony in life, human warmth has walked them through the darkness into light.

Tzu Chi KL & Selangor held Happy Schooling Scheme Presentation Ceremonies to help needy students cope with their school fees in the new school year. [Photograph by Low Mai Yin]

In view of the fact that some students were forced to quit school due to financial difficulties, Tzu Chi KL & Selangor launched the Happy Schooling Scheme to provide needy students with financial aid, so that they could complete their studies successfully and contribute to society when they grow up.

Shameta received the Diligence Award from a volunteer. [Photograph by Lim Chin Shein]

On the Happy Schooling Scheme Presentation Ceremony held at Tzu Chi Taman Seraya Community Centre, Shameta a/p Mathavan Thevar, a recipient of the Diligence Award, expressed her heartfelt gratitude to Tzu Chi for the financial aid and long-lasting companionship. Thanks to the love from society, she gets to enjoy her study life.

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