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Brain Injury Survivor Finds Joy in Supporting Seniors through His Work

Brain Injury Survivor Finds Joy in Supporting Seniors through His Work

What would you do if you were unwittingly involved in a devastating accident that changed the entire course of your life? At the age of 24, after a horrific accident that badly injured his brain, the promising life of Mr Takalah Tan, then a fresh graduate from National University of Singapore (NUS) seemed all but over . . .

Medicine, People | Tzu Chi Foundation

Students Share Their Inner Thoughts and Grow through Art Therapy

Students Share Their Inner Thoughts and Grow through Art Therapy

With a rise in mental health issues among the youth in recent years, art therapy has emerged as one of the more popular activities in tackling this growing societal problem. To enhance the social-emotional well-being and social skills of primary school students, Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre (HYC) launched an after-school programme titled “Kidz Hideout” in early 2022, including art therapy as one of its key activities.

Education | Tzu Chi Foundation

Nurturing Compassion through Introducing Vegetarianism to Children at a Tender Age

Nurturing Compassion through Introducing Vegetarianism to Children at a Tender Age

"Eating meat is not good for our health! If we ate the mother chicken, the chicks will have no mother and they will be very scared!" On this day, two children who have been vegetarians since birth courageously stood on the stage to advocate vegetarianism and appeal to all to love all living beings.

Env. Protection, People | Tzu Chi Foundation

Integrating Tzu Chi’s Philosophy into Corporate Culture

Integrating Tzu Chi’s Philosophy into Corporate Culture

Besides making profits, can a corporate become a place that encourages spiritual growth? An entrepreneur, Teo Siew Leng, hoped to make her laundry factory a platform to gather good thoughts and spread kindness by saving energy and reducing carbon emissions, promoting a plant-based diet, and introducing Tzu Chi to more people.

Humanistic Culture | Tzu Chi Foundation

Youth Volunteers Working as Public Healthcare Nurses Acknowledge Tzu Chi’s Support during Pandemic

Youth Volunteers Working as Public Healthcare Nurses Acknowledge Tzu Chi’s Support during Pandemic

With the easing of most pandemic restrictions, the light at the end of the tunnel has become brighter as Singapore has seemingly started to turn the corner in its COVID-19 battle. We take a look at how three Tzu Chi volunteers, who are nurses in their day jobs, have coped in their line of work over the past two years. They also shared about the integral role that Tzu Chi has played in supporting them.

Medicine, People | Tzu Chi Foundation

A Unique Bonding Experience Involving Three Generations

A Unique Bonding Experience Involving Three Generations

Tzu Chi Great Love PreSchool (Yishun) places great emphasis on children’s character development and organises the Parents Appreciation Day event every year. At the home of six-year-old Li Junyi, not only did he involve three generations of his family members in the Parents Appreciation Day ceremony this year, he even included his preschool teacher and his domestic helper, who has been taking great care of him since he was little.

Education | Tzu Chi Foundation

Care Recipients Overjoyed with Appreciation when Buddha shows up at Home

Care Recipients Overjoyed with Appreciation when Buddha shows up at Home

In the joyous month of May, we celebrate both Vesak Day and Mother's Day. Tzu Chi volunteers brought a mini version of Buddha Bathing ceremony into the homes of the disabled and Dharma fellows, bringing blessings from the Buddha and Tzu Chi volunteers and sending best wishes for good health.

Miscellaneous | Tzu Chi Merit Organization

Introductory Course on Conducting Home Visits – Taking the First Step towards Compassion

Introductory Course on Conducting Home Visits – Taking the First Step towards Compassion

How much do you know about the basic etiquette when it comes to visiting the underprivileged at their homes? To encourage more people to participate in charity home visits, an “Introductory Course on Conducting Home Visits” was specially organised to equip interested public members with the essential guidelines for conducting Tzu Chi’s charity home visits. Through observations during actual assignments, public members are ushered toward a journey of compassion and giving.

Charity | Tzu Chi Foundation

First Large-scale Mobile Dental Screening Service to Enter Disability and Long-term Care Facilities Pushes On

First Large-scale Mobile Dental Screening Service to Enter Disability and Long-term Care Facilities Pushes On

The CASA-MODAL (Clean And Screen All Mouths Of Disability And Long-term care facilities) project was started in November 2018 with a noble mission of connecting disability and long-term care facilities to accessible dental services. However, over the past two years, the pandemic has thrown up several obstacles . . .

Medicine | Tzu Chi Foundation

Bathing Parents' Feet is Not Merely "School Work"

Bathing Parents' Feet is Not Merely "School Work"

In recent activities for Parents Appreciation Day in Tzu Chi Great Love Preschool (Yishun), young children learned to bake cookies, make cards, serve tea, and bathe feet. Besides creating a heart-warming interaction between parents and children, it was to guide children to be grateful and express their love bravely.

Education | Tzu Chi Foundation

Students Express Filial Piety and Gratitude to Parents in the Heart-warming Month of May

Students Express Filial Piety and Gratitude to Parents in the Heart-warming Month of May

“Electrifyingly surprising and powerful” was what Chee Chen Sin felt when his children bathed his feet and massaged him. Elated and touched beyond words, he could only convey his gratitude with a warm hug for his children. Adding on, he mentioned that opportunities like these are hard to come by.

Education | Tzu Chi Foundation

Elderly Folk Transforms Grief into Beautiful Paintings

Elderly Folk Transforms Grief into Beautiful Paintings

No words can describe the pain of mourning for the loss of a loved one. For 78-year-old elderly Tan Meng How, painting is an outlet for him to pour the grief of losing his spouse. To promote awareness of how creative arts can provide strength to walk someone out of the shadow of death, Tzu Chi Humanistic Youth Centre jointly held an art exhibition with “Grief Matters” under a social service programme to bring arts into the community.

Miscellaneous | Tzu Chi Foundation

Volunteers Rally to Support a Fellow Dharma Brother as he Sails through the Darkest Moment in his Life

Volunteers Rally to Support a Fellow Dharma Brother as he Sails through the Darkest Moment in his Life

This is the story of Mr Ng Chye Hock and his family and their steadfast resilience to overcome adversity. Behind this family's remarkable story is a miracle of love and embodiment of the care and blessings of many people.

Charity, People | Tzu Chi Foundation

World Famous Artist Expresses Hope with Art after an Extended Stay in Singapore

World Famous Artist Expresses Hope with Art after an Extended Stay in Singapore

The sudden outbreak of the pandemic had dashed famous sculpting artist Drago Marin Cherina’s plans to seek further prospects in China. During his 2-year stay in Singapore, his health unexpectedly took a turn for the worse...

Charity, Miscellaneous | Tzu Chi Foundation

Public Members Gain New Perceptions about Vegetarianism at Super Veggie Super Fun

Public Members Gain New Perceptions about Vegetarianism at Super Veggie Super Fun

“I have a tiny wish. I wish for everyone to experience and get in touch with different life forms in person, not through presentations on plates.” Liu Ling Ling, a celebrated artiste in Singapore, conveyed her love for and attitude towards animal conservation through a song performance where she performed alongside a group of young animal lovers.

Env. Protection | Tzu Chi Foundation

It is Never Too Late for a Deep-rooted Affinity to Blossom – In Memory of Ng Kok Leong

It is Never Too Late for a Deep-rooted Affinity to Blossom – In Memory of Ng Kok Leong

As the saying goes: "Life only begins at 70". It is best used to describe veteran volunteer Ng Kok Leong. Although he only joined Tzu Chi at the age of 67 and became certified as a Tzu Chi commissioner at the age of 72, Ng Kok Leong did not waste his time and life. Instead, he spent the remaining of his life volunteering with Tzu Chi and seized every opportunity to care for those in need and set a good example for other volunteers.

People | Tzu Chi Foundation

SEEN Centres Double Up as Conducive Venues for Seniors’ Research Projects

SEEN Centres Double Up as Conducive Venues for Seniors’ Research Projects

Since the opening of the Seniors Engagement and Enabling Node (SEEN) centres in 2019, they have served as crucial pillars of support for many seniors living in the community, helping to provide joy and care in their lives. Beyond this, the centres have also been actively supporting various seniors’ research projects . . .

Education, Miscellaneous | Tzu Chi Foundation

Creating Vegetarian-friendly Circles with Small Steps

Creating Vegetarian-friendly Circles with Small Steps

It’s easier to convince people to do good deeds than to adopt a vegetarian diet. Lim Wah Chun’s secret to effectively advocate vegetarianism is to create vegetarian-friendly circles by serving one meal at a time.

Env. Protection, People | Tzu Chi Foundation