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Study Grant Scheme

Tzu Chi volunteers giving out gift packs to pupils of SJK(T) Jasin. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

There were families that turned out in full force, waiting expectantly to receive their Deepavali gift packs; and there were some children, who did not know what to expect at their first participation. However, when the gift packs that were full of goodies were finally in their hands, happiness was all written on their faces. For these underprivileged families, to enjoy a happy festival was no more wishful thinking.

Although the long boat was packed with 30 people, the children did not complain but contented with what they had. [Photograph by Hsieh Hsiu Hua]

It is not a ship, but a long motor-propelled boat without any form of shade. Rain or shine, everyone on board has to bear with the cold or heat. But to the school children of Paitan, this has never been a problem, as the long boat is the only mode of transport to get them to school, and more so, towards a better tomorrow.

Volunteers handed out sponsorship to the beneficiaries with respect. [Photograph by Chen Yu Ping]

“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.

Seventy-five students from 28 schools in Klang got together happily, waving the “Tzu Chi Interaction Book” in their hands. [Photograph by Ng Su Lim]

On May 17, 2015, beneficiaries of Tzu Chi Education Sponsorship Scheme attended a half-day humanities lesson. It is hoped that the programme will inculcate and guide the students to become role models for moral and academic achievements. Since its introduction two years ago at Tzu Chi Klang, the psychological improvement of the beneficiaries is remarkable. As a result, it has received positive response from the schools and the teachers.

Tzu Chi volunteers distributed new school shoes and uniforms to 29 students from Primary 1 to 6 in SJK(T) Alor Gajah. [Photograph by Yong Siew Lee]

Tzu Chi volunteers went to Tamil primary school, SJK(T) Alor Gajah in Melaka and distributed new school shoes and uniforms to 29 students from Primary 1 to 6. A mother who works as a cleaning lady in the school, was relieved to see the new shoes her daughter received; and a student who just lost his shoes, was glad to receive a new pair.

On November 1 & 2, 2014, Tzu Chi Klang held 11 sessions of Tzu Chi Study Grant Presentation Ceremony in five communities, benefiting 1,320 needy students. [Photograph by Lee Wei Kean]

Tzu Chi Klang organized 11 sessions of Tzu Chi Study Grant Presentation Ceremony in five communities on November 1 & 2, 2014. A total of 1,320 students were awarded study grants, thus reducing the financial burden in their education. During the ceremonies, Tzu Chi volunteers also shared Jing Si Aphorisms with the students through interactive activities and videos, hoping to impart in them wholesome life values.

This drawing is proof of Agatiyan’s determination in pursuing knowledge and wisdom, which conveys a message that “knowledge can make a person wiser and triumph in his life”. [Photograph by Lim Choon Huat]

Accompanied by his mother, 14-year-old Agatiyan a/l Kanesan stood on stage in front of a large audience comprised of more than 200 students and 300 parents. He recited a poem entitled, “School”, to show the importance of knowledge and passion in pursuing studies.

Tzu Chi volunteers handed the envelopes, filled with blessings, to the grant recipients respectfully. [Photograph by Woo Yoke Bee]

On November 2 & 9, 2014, Tzu Chi KL & Selangor held 21 sessions of Tzu Chi Study Grant Presentation Ceremony at various communities. A total of 3,698 students from 388 schools in Klang Valley, including 300-plus children of Tzu Chi care recipients, benefitted from the study grant.

Teacher Tay always cares for the needs of her students; and this has won her students’ love and respect. [Photograph byNg Saw Hua]

“Good morning, teacher!” Students would cordially and politely greet Teacher Tay Mei Geok. Always with a smile on her face, Teacher Tay would occasionally stop and greet her students warmly like a friend, putting her hand on their shoulder as she catches up with them on their recent life or encourages them to work harder. This scene can be seen daily at any corner in the school.

During the Tzu Chi Study & Award Scheme Presentation Ceremony, Komathi brought the bamboo bank to donate, hoping the money can be used to help others. [Photograph by Loh Siew Chien]

“We can only afford to buy one kilogram of rice each time as we do not have any savings.” The dire predicament of Komathi and her children prompted Tzu Chi volunteers to offer help by providing household goods and helping the children with their studies. This had inspired the family to reciprocate the kindness they received.

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