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Timely Financial Aid to Needy Students

Written by  Tzu Chi Documenting Team, KL & Selangor / Translated by Yi Qin

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.


On November 26, 2017, Tzu Chi KL & Selangor held 16 sessions of Happy Schooling Scheme Presentation Ceremony at 11 locations to present the one-off new school year subsidy to 2,329 needy students.

The ceremony held at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall was one of the biggest, with the 762 student beneficiaries seated at three different venues and the programme conducted in three different languages.

A lively performance entitled “Rasa Sayang”, presented by Tzu Chi Teenagers’ Group, marked the start of the ceremony. Then, the attendees learnt more about Tzu Chi, the significance of the Happy Schooling Scheme, as well as how to use the cash cards, via video footages and explanations by the Masters of Ceremony.

In recognition of their persistent hard work, special awards – namely the Diligence Award, Filial Piety Award, Academic Progress Award, and Outstanding Performance Award – were given to 20 children of Tzu Chi care recipients with commendable conduct and academic progress. Some award recipients were also invited to share their stories with fellow recipients to motivate one another towards further improvement.

Teachers acknowledge Tzu Chi’s efforts

Teacher Letchumi from SJK(T) Rawang was grateful for the financial assistance from Tzu Chi to the needy students. She observed that many students were absent from school because their parents could not afford the school transportation fees. Now, with the financial aid, they are able to attend school and have shown progress in their studies. She said, “Being able to help these underprivileged students has added meaning and depth to my career path as a teacher.”

Sharing the opportunity with others

Lalli a/p Kesavan has five school-going children, including Mohnish a/l Mohan, a Form 1 student with SMK Seri Garing. However, she accepted financial assistance for only one of her children, with the noble intention to share the schooling opportunity with others. Thus, Mohnish’s younger brother stopped applying for the assistance after receiving it for the first time.

Mohnish has always looked forward to the volunteers’ visits, for their sincerity, humility and warm embraces always made him feel like they were his family members. He appreciates the constant encouragement and guidance from volunteers, and has been studying hard to reciprocate the kindness shown by society.

 

 

Over 1,500 student beneficiaries and parents attended the Happy Schooling Presentation Ceremony at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. [Photograph by Tan Ken Teik]   The student beneficiaries donated their savings for charitable causes. [Photograph by Tan Ken Teik]

Over 1,500 student beneficiaries and parents attended the Happy Schooling Presentation Ceremony at KL Tzu-Chi Jing Si Hall. [Photograph by Tan Ken Teik]
 
The student beneficiaries donated their savings for charitable causes. [Photograph by Tan Ken Teik]
 
The students and parents pledged to support the “111 Ethical Eating Day”. [Photograph by Low Mai Yin]   Volunteers encouraged the parents to join the ranks of volunteer. [Photograph by Low Mai Yin]

The students and parents pledged to support the “111 Ethical Eating Day”. [Photograph by Low Mai Yin]
 
 
Volunteers encouraged the parents to join the ranks of volunteer. [Photograph by Low Mai Yin]/div>
 
Mohnish (2nd right) has been receiving the Tzu Chi study aid for a few years. His parents have also become Tzu Chi volunteers. [Photograph by Chan Boon Huat]   Coco Chong Meng Ke (1st right) and her sister, Cyndi Chong Meng Xin (2nd right) were presented with the Diligence Award. Coco’s ambition is to become a teacher while Cyndi hopes to run a business to give her mother (1st left) a good life. [Photograph by Low Mai Yin]

Mohnish (2nd right) has been receiving the Tzu Chi study aid for a few years. His parents have also become Tzu Chi volunteers. [Photograph by Chan Boon Huat]
 
 
Coco Chong Meng Ke (1st right) and her sister, Cyndi Chong Meng Xin (2nd right) were presented with the Diligence Award. Coco’s ambition is to become a teacher while Cyndi hopes to run a business to give her mother (1st left) a good life. [Photograph by Low Mai Yin]
 
Yasmin a/p Prakash (left), recipient of the Filial Piety Award, wants to be a medical professional to reciprocate the love she has received. [Photograph by Tan Ken Teik]   Guganesh (right) is grateful for the financial aid from Tzu Chi, which has relieved the burden on his family. [Photograph by Low Mai Yin]

Yasmin a/p Prakash (left), recipient of the Filial Piety Award, wants to be a medical professional to reciprocate the love she has received. [Photograph by Tan Ken Teik]
 
 
Guganesh (right) is grateful for the financial aid from Tzu Chi, which has relieved the burden on his family. [Photograph by Low Mai Yin]