Tzu Chi Philippines Chapter officially started the work for relief program to help clean up the flood aftermath.
South Korea volunteers finally have a space where they can wholeheartedly promote Tzu Chi missions and activities.
慈濟菲律賓分會 啟動以工代賑，幫助水患災民 打掃家園。
In the Philippines, the torrential rain in the greater Manila(Me-nil-la)Areas has been suffering from severe flooding issues. Tzu Chi Philippines Chapter immediately launched the disaster relief assessment, as soon as the rain stopped. Volunteers went straight to the hardest hit area, Marikina(Mary-keen-na)City, which just so happend, was struck by Typhoon Ketsana 9 years ago. Garbage and mud have been accumlating, so the Work for Relief Program has been launched to motivate the residents, in cleaning up their homeland.
Tzu Chi volunteers from various neighboring countries, quickly assembled a team and travelled to care for the residents in a small remote village, 12 kilometers away from Sanamxay(Sana-max-say) in Laos. Their water source was badly damaged and people's livelihood is seriously affected. After evaluation, the volunteers have decided, there needs to be a water purification system, installed for the villagers. In addition, both the tent areas and make-shift shelters' overall conditions, are less than ideal.
In Singapore, Tzu Chi volunteers have held 7 Auspicious 7th Lunar Month Prayer Ceremonies in the communities. At the events, the volunteers also set up an environmental protection exhibition area, and asked the public to refrain from burning joss paper, and to adopt a vegetarian diet, to take part in saving Mother Earth.
In Guangdong, China, Tzu Chi volunteers hold youth camps every summer. In addition, they also invite the attendees, to perform in a musical adaptation that promotes doing good deeds and being filial. For many of the people, this was their 1st time learning sign language songs and performaning on stage. Despite their nerves, the performance greatly inspired the audience.
A simple life leads to happiness.
Tzu Chi's office in South Korea has officially been established! At the same time, the Korean version of the Jing Si Aphorism was also released. Now, the local volunteers finally have a home, and they can wholeheartedly promote all the Tzu Chi missions to the masses. In the future, they hope to have more reading clubs, in order to let the local community, know more about what Tzu Chi is doing, worldwide.
Tzu Chi Taipei Chapter regularly host a monthly aid distribution for local care recipients. This month, the venue is at the Xindian Jing Si Hall. It's the 1st time volunteers combined free clinic, haircuts, and a vegetarian lunch with the aid distribution.
With the advancement in technology, facial recognition has been used at many places. Currently, New Taipei City library, allows its users to borrow books by using the facial recognition system. It has become the 1st public library in Taiwan to utilize this type of system.
Today's health number is 100! People lose their hair on a daily basis, due to our metabolism. However, if there are more than 100 strains of hair loss, it isn't normal anymore. This is more likely, your body's warning sign, that something else is going on. It shouldn't be taken lightly. So, what exactly is going on?
To address the shortage of teachers and the high turnover rate in remote schools, the Ministry of Education has came up with a new regulation. It states that, publicly funded students who majored in Education, must spend 6 years teaching in remote schools after graduation. There are both pros and cons to this type of policy. So let's take you to learn more about these young teachers' stories.
There were a total of 8 sister schools of Tzu Chi University of Science and Technology that participated in a 2-week long cultural exchange program in Taiwan. Part of the curriculum was visiting the recycling stations, nursing homes, and learning about the zero waste movement. It's with great hope that the 61 students will bring what they've learned back to their own respective countries and do their best to promote environmental protection. Let's all do our best in saving Mother Earth! Thank you for your efforts. See you next time!