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Study Grant Scheme

Tzu Chi Seremban Liaison Office held a distribution of school uniforms to 18 pupils from two Tamil schools. [Photograph by Lee Mei Ling]

It is not an exaggeration that to clad in a pair of clean uniform for school is a luxury for some less fortunate children. In response to proposals by two Tamil primary schools in Seremban, Tzu Chi Seremban initiated the first school uniform distribution to 18 children from the said schools. With that, it was hoped that the children would be able to attend school with no worry of not having any uniform.

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.

Tzu Chi volunteers presenting goody bags to families whose children are beneficiaries of Happy Schooling Scheme and Tzu Chi Study Grant. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

In conjunction with the Deepavali festival, volunteers of Tzu Chi Melaka started distributing goody bags to students in a few Tamil primary schools. One of the parents, Santhy a/p Doraisamy expressed joyfully: “I am so delighted to receive the goody bag! There are various ingredients for baking and cooking.”

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.