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Tzu Chi Preschool Celebrates Teachers’ Day with Tea Ceremonies

Tzu Chi Preschool Celebrates Teachers’ Day with Tea Ceremonies

In conjunction with Teachers’ Day, the children from Tzu Chi Great Love PreSchool expressed their gratitude to their teachers through various actions, like hugging their teachers and presenting thank you cards and gifts to their teachers.

Education | Tzu-Chi Foundation

A Teacher-Student Relationship that Blossomed into Lifelong Friendship

A Teacher-Student Relationship that Blossomed into Lifelong Friendship

"Ms Soh is like our second mother!" During a simple and warm Teachers' Day dinner, Lew Zhen Wei and his brother paid tribute to their teacher, Alice Soh Geok Kwee, with whom they shared a 27-year-long teacher-student relationship.

Education | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Tonic for Seniors’ Body and Mind

Tonic for Seniors’ Body and Mind

Gym Tonic at Tzu Chi is more than just physical exercise for the seniors. Through the dedicated efforts of the staff, they have experienced great warmth and even picked up useful learning pointers about life.

Medicine, Humanistic Culture | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Migrant Workers Share about their Life through Storytelling at “Do You See Me?”

Migrant Workers Share about their Life through Storytelling at “Do You See Me?”

These migrant workers are not merely a “foreign workforce” in Singapore, but also individuals with unique stories. Beyond their working hours, they are also dancers, poets and photographers. Every one of them is also someone else’s child, spouse or parent who has their loved ones and aspirations.

Miscellaneous | Tzu-Chi Foundation

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

Local Actress Finds Inner Peace in being a Vegetarian

Local Actress Finds Inner Peace in being a Vegetarian

"I feel that adopting a vegetarian diet is the best choice I have made and the most satisfying thing to do in my life." After 16 years of being a vegetarian, Lin Meijiao, a well-known Singaporean actress, advocated the plant-based diet in public for the first time.

Env. Protection, Miscellaneous | Tzu-Chi Foundation

A Farewell Ceremony, Two Years and Seven Months Late

A Farewell Ceremony, Two Years and Seven Months Late

At the memorial service held at Mandai Crematorium Service Hall, there was no solemn grief full of tears. Instead, it was brimming with a sense of calmness and peace. For the children and grandchildren of the late Tzu Chi volunteer Echo Ong Pei Leng, the day was a “farewell” after two long years.

People, Miscellaneous | Tzu-Chi Foundation

Tzu Shao Enjoys the Embrace of Nature

Tzu Shao Enjoys the Embrace of Nature

Tzu Chi Teenagers (a.k.a. Tzu Shao) went to Thomson Nature Park for an outdoor experience during the June school holiday. They hiked in the forest, jumped and ran on tree-lined paths during exploration, crossed deep ditches and climbed treetops with excitement and curiosity.

Education | 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

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

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

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

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