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Taiwan medical students in PH for week-long educational tour

Tuesday, 18 July 2017 14:2 PM | ARTICLE BY | Chloe Dela Cruz
The students from Tzu Chi University College of Medicine together with their dean and faculty staff receive a warm welcome from the Filipino volunteers as they enter the Jing Si Hall in Quezon City. Filipino volunteers sing through the chant of the 'Welcome Song’ and greet the visitors with smiles on their faces.【Photo by Chloe Dela Cruz】

Story Highlights

  • Twenty four medical students from the Tzu Chi University arrived in the Philippines on July 18, 2017 for their summer educational tour.
  • The tour aims to open the students’ eyes to the reality of poverty and make them realize how fortunate they are to have comfortable lives. With these experiences, Tzu Chi hopes to shape them to become compassionate medical practitioners.

At exactly 10:45 a.m. on July 18, 24 medical students from the Tzu Chi University in Hualien, Taiwan, together with their dean and Tzu Chi volunteers, arrive at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. They are welcomed by Tzu Chi Philippines CEO Henry Yuñez and other Tzu Chi volunteers.

From the airport, the delegation goes straight to the Jing Si Hall in Quezon City to have their lunch. A variety of Taiwanese vegetarian dishes are served to ease visitors of their tiring flight.

Throughout their stay in the country, the students will join Tzu Chi Foundation’s medical mission in Navotas, Cavite, and Bohol. They will also see the situation of the people living in slum areas, and witness the struggles of the residents to survive.

According to Tzu Chi volunteer Conchita Tan; this is Master Cheng Yen’s way of transmitting her message to the youth.

First, it aims to make the students realize how fortunate they are to be able to study, travel and do what they want to do. Their stay here in the Philippines will make them appreciate what they have more.

Second, showing the situation of the people in depressed are as aims to make them realize that they must do something to improve the lives of those who are in need. This is another way of sending the message that we are all responsible for one another.

Lastly, Master Cheng Yen does not want the students to be profit-oriented. She wants these future doctors to be kind, accommodating, and compassionate – doctors with a heart to help the people, with hands that are always ready to nurture patients, and with a mind that always thinks of the good.

Tan hopes that the students will apply all the lessons that they will get throughout their seven-day stay in their daily lives. Her fervent wish is for them to spread goodness to everyone. After all, the youth is still the hope, the pathway, and the door to our bright future.

Last Updated: Tuesday, 18 July 2017 14:2 PM

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