TZU Chi International School Kuala Lumpur (TCISKL) was officially opened on Jan 6, following more than two years of construction after the groundbreaking in September 2017.
With blessings from over a thousand guests gracing the inauguration ceremony, the first batch of 750 students started on their new learning journey. This also marked a significant milestone of the Tzu Chi education mission in Malaysia.
The flag-raising ceremony was carried out by three student representatives. Twenty guests, including Representative of Taipei Economic and
Cultural Office in Malaysia Annie Hung; Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman president Prof Dr Ewe Hong Tat;
Tzu Chi Kl and Selangor CEO Echo Chien; TCISKL principal Lim Siew Li; Master De Rang, Master De Ge and Master De Yuan from Jing Si Abode, Taiwan; Tzu Chi Foundation vice president Lin Pi-yu; Tzu Chi Charity Mission deputy CEO David Liu; Tzu Chi Education Foundation CEO Wang Pen-Jung and Tzu Chi Senior High School principal Li Ling-hui, officiated at the inauguration of TCISKL by unveiling the school plaque.
Although many international schools have been established in Kuala Lumpur, Tzu Chi hopes to lay a strong foundation in the development of students’ character development as well as life and living skills and inculcating propriety and virtues.
TCISKL adopts the internationally recognised Cambridge IGCSE curriculum, and incorporates Tzu Chi’s humanistic lessons into its syllabus, to nurture the students into all rounded individuals with a wide range of knowledge, global perspectives, independent thinking skills, innovative and creative mindset, as well as humanistic spirit. This will prepare the students to face the competitiveness and challenges of the 21st Century, an era of artificial intelligence.
Tzu Chi set up its first Da Ai Kindergarten in Kuala Lumpur in 2007. Now, with the opening of TCISKL, the education offered will extend from preschool to primary and secondary school level; and in the future, pre-university level, forming a comprehensive education system.
TCISKL was built with generous support from people. The building contractors visited the construction site almost daily to monitor the progress.
The journey of two years and four months saw the educational institution being constructed from ground up. The school will be able to accommodate 3,500 students on the completion of its second phase of construction.
Tzu Chi Foundation founder Dharma Master Cheng Yen, conveyed her blessings through Dharma Masters from Jing Si Abode. She said that Tzu Chi has carried out its missions in Malaysia for more than a quarter of a century.