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Burmese celebrate Buddha Day.wmv

YouTube – Burmeses celebrate Buddha Day.wmv

YouTube – 【Myanmar】Tzu Chi’s Project Hope In The Land Of Dharma

Tzu Chi volunteers first stepped foot on Myanmar after Cyclone Nargis dropped catastrophic destruction on its land and people. With many of Myanmar’s schools destroyed, Tzu Chi launched Project Hope to rebuild three schools, serving 7,000 students. The Thingangyun 4th Middle School was completed in March, and was officially turned over to the Burmese government in May. 

Meanwhile, the Mayangone No.1 and Ahlone 4th High Schools are still under construction. Recently, when Tzu Chi volunteers returned for their 3rd visit, the students of Mayangone No.1 High School greeted them with great enthusiasm. 


YouTube – [ Culture ] 45th anniversary sutra reading

Tzu Chi Foundation celebrates its birthday on March 24th of the Lunar Calendar every year, which fell on Tuesday this week. To celebrate the Buddhist NGO’s 45th anniversary, volunteers in five continents and 18 countries around the world joined a live reading of the Medicine Buddha Sutra via video conference. 

Chanting the words of the scripture helped remind the participants of Tzu Chi’s humble origins, as they said a prayer for world peace. Myanmar had trouble connecting to the main event in Taiwan, but quick thinking volunteers stayed in touch via a link through Malaysia. 

Tzu Chi Malaysia

YouTube – [ Culture ] Educational mission in Myanmar.wmv

Uploaded by tzuchimalaysia on Apr 22, 2011

The Jing Si Books and Cafe in Penang, Malaysia, organized two nights of music and entertainment, to raise awareness of Tzu Chi’s education mission in Myanmar. Many of the audience members were inspired to make donations to help the cause.
Tzu Chi Malaysia


YouTube – [ Myanmar ] A different summer break

Moving to Myanmar, to give the children a different and meaningful school holiday, local volunteers took Tzu Chi scholarships recipients in Mayangone, on home visitations, which helped youngsters see their own blessings. 

Tzu Chi Malaysia

YouTube – 【Culture】Charity Concert For Myanmar

Since Typhoon Nargis struck Myanmar in 2008, Tzu Chi volunteers have been there, serving the Burmese people, focusing in particular on the issue of children’s education. That’s why Malaysian volunteers recently held a fundraising concert, inviting famous local singer and Tzu Chi volunteer Chen Suxuan to draw in the crowds..tzuchimalaysia

YouTube – 【Myanmar】10 dialysis machines from Malaysia

Uploaded by tzuchimalaysia on Dec 23, 2010

Staying on the theme of saving lives, the Tzu Chi Dialysis Center in Kedah, Malaysia recently donated ten dialysis machines to a government-owned free clinic in Myanmar, and even sent technicians over to give the clinic staff a lesson on how to operate the new equipment..tzuchimalaysia

YouTube – 【Medicine】Dialysis Training For Burmese Nurses

Uploaded by tzuchimalaysia on Oct 7, 2010

Access to dialysis treatment is very limited in Myanmar. But now there is hope for kidney patients, as Yangon City Council is building a charity dialysis center in the local General Hospital. The project was inspired by Tzu Chi’s free facilities in Malaysia; and recently four nurses from Myanmar went to the dialysis centers in Penang and Kedah to receive training from Tzu Chi..tzuchimalaysia


  • zoe

    July 11, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Hope I could join this organization someday. I can’t understand why the help must be in a round-about-way, and not directly given to Myanmar. Is it that Myanmar and Taiwan have no diplomatic relations? But this is a humanitarian project..

  • PareByoke

    July 12, 2011 at 12:19 am


    I applaud your wish to join Tzu Chi and do good deeds.

    As you know, Tzu Chi is non governmental. So, there is no issue about direct or indirect aid from Taiwan to Myanmar. (Not government to government basis).

    Tzu Chi has several branches in US, Canada, Taiwan, Malaysia, Philippines, several European countries like Germany, Holland, … the world over.

    During the Nargis cyclone disaster, Tzu Chi branches were the ones to FIRST come and aid the disaster victims in the far flung and difficult to access Irrawaddy delta. As fellow Buddhists and with their pure CETANA (and non political undertones), there were warmly welcomed by the Burmese authorities.

    Tzu Chi organizations from Taiwan, Canada, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand, and I believe Singapore… all pitched in to help during Nargis. Their relief teams were on the ground doing life saving and effective relief work, much earlier than other NGO’s and Christian groups. The time was CRITICAL to save lives, bring food, drinking water, and prevent diseases like dysentery, diarrhea,.. with thousands of corpses floating around.

    Probably, Tzu Chi Malaysia has the roles in the youtube videos above because of its proximity, as compared to Taiwan further away.

    BTW, Tzu Chi Los Angeles gave free medical help at its year round Los Angeles Free Clinic and at the Los Angeles County Free Clinic Fair to the poor and needy.

    Tzu Chi Chicago helped disaster victims in Midwestern US States, sending relief teams there with necessities and monetary aid. Previously, they had raised funds to help Burma’s Nargis and China’s Sichuan earthquake victims.

    Tzu Chi Canada, too, raised $ 200,000 for Nargis and Sichuan, each getting $ 100,000.

    More on Tzu Chi’s from Taiwan and Canada … and what they did to help in Burma.


  • PareByoke

    July 12, 2011 at 12:56 am

    The “edit” feature for “comments” is missing. Please read the following typos:

    “there were warmly welcomed” as “they were warmly welcomed,”

    “as compared to Taiwan, further away” as “as compared to Taiwan, farther away.”


  • zoe

    July 12, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Thanks for the patient explanations. Admire this organization ,since they help globally not limiting to countries, religion or politics. I’ve read the organization also have philanthropic activities in Islamic countries.
    Haven’t notice about the typos, nice of you to verify.. 🙂

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