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Dangkor Landfill Free Clinic , Changhua Recycling Station
Cambodia Tzu Chi volunteers conducts both a distribution and free clinic for the scavenger families.
Recycling volunteers in Fenyuan sort recyclables in an open-air recycling station twice a week, year round.
Welcome to Da Ai Headlines. I'm Lori Chen. Thank you for joining us. Taiwan has a population of 23 million people. There are a total of 378 landfills island-wide, with an average usage of 62,000 people per landfill. However, in the Cambodian capital, 1.5 million people are occupying just one of the landfills, Dangkor(Dan-core)Landfill. This is an active scavengers' ground, for hundreds of families' meager income source. Tzu Chi was approved last year to hold, both a distribution and free clinic for the families there. This time, they are paying special attention on hygiene education for the children.
Tzu Chi volunteers have formed a good relationship with Chinese immigrants in Laos, after the disaster relief mission for the August flood. Upon learning that many patients in the Pakse Provincial Hospital, had to sleep on the floor, volunteers delivered 60 Jing Si Multi-purpose Folding Beds and 240 blankets to them.
In the Yangon Region in Myanmar, about 200 families lived in a small village near a creek. Since last year, the water level has risen significantly, causing mud near the riverbank to fall in, forcing nearby residents to evacuate. Tzu Chi volunteers immediately went to assess the situation.
Many active lava fissures (fishers) have opened up in the lower Puna region in Hawaii, ever since the Volcano erupted in May of this year. And just like that, over night, everything changed. One of the local charter schools, was badly damaged in the eruption. Therefore, Tzu Chi Foundation is looking into helping them reconstruct a new school, at a new campus site.
A recycling station in Fenyuan, Changhua, lacks resources, and the volunteers have to sort recyclables in an open-air area. During the Summer months, they are completely exposed to the sun. While in Winter, they have to endure the bitter coldness. Despite the difficult environment, they dedicate themselves twice every week to carry out the recycling mission.
Looking further into the situation, most of the volunteers at the Shekou Recycling Station are over 70 years old! Despite their old age and physical disabilities, they are extremely devoted to recycling. Their hard-working spirits have inspired many people in the community. Let's hear from some of these incredible grandmothers!
During Summer vacation, which is typically peak time for tourism, the amount of garbage that accumulates in Penghu, is about 80 metric tons. In recent years, the drifting garbage in the ocean from China, has plagued Penghu. Since there are no local incinerators, waste, must be sorted and compressed. Then, sent all the way back to Taiwan. What a nightmare!
Turning our cameras once again, to the Sutra Adaptation of Hualien's 7th Lunar Month Blessing Ceremony. Among the participants this year, are 2 Principals from local Elementary Schools. One of the main themes this year is "filial piety", and they hope to integrate this value, into the student's everyday lives.
This year marks the 19th Anniversary of the 921 earthquake. In the past, Tzu Chi's Project of Hope, helped built more than 50 schools. Today, more than 20 Principals from these schools met in the Fengyuan Jing Si Hall, to bring attention to the subject of education and campus safety. Let us all sincerely pray for the safety of humanity and no more disasters in the world. Thank you and see you next time.