In July, Tzu Chi Northwest relaunched its free clinic service in Milpitas, CA after its suspension due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Photo/Christina Chang
Tzu Chi Restarts Free Clinic Services
In July 2021, more than a month after California announced its reopening, medical volunteers from Tzu Chi USA’s Northwest Region relaunched their free clinic service at the Tzu Chi Milpitas Service Center, suspended for over a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The first stage of reopening will be limited and small-scale, focused on serving Tzu Chi volunteers as a warm-up, with all procedures carried out according to pandemic safety regulations. Thus, the medical team will be well prepared when they serve the public at large soon.
Tzu Chi Taiwan Headquarters Hosts an Intensive Leadership Training Camp
The much anticipated Global Four-in-One Intensive Leadership Training Camp offered by Tzu Chi Taiwan was held online from July 30 to August 1, 2021. The camp brought together more than 20,000 locations from all over the world, with more than 1,000 Tzu Chi volunteers and members participating in the online training course.
Tzu Chi USA’s Character Education Summer Camp Teaches Children Not to Waste Food
After the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020, children in the U.S. studied remotely from home and didn’t go to school. Fortunately, after more than a year, as the pandemic began to wane, students could attend Tzu Chi’s 2021 summer camp in Walnut, California. Tzu Chi’s character education team designed various activities for these students, including a special class that taught them the importance of not wasting food. Teachers helped students learn that their relatively comfortable and prosperous life was a special gift that not everyone in the world was fortunate enough to receive. Therefore, they must learn to cherish food, not waste it, and do their best to help people who don’t have enough to eat every day.