Tzu Chi Foundation
Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation (Singapore)
Tzu Chi was established by Dharma Master Cheng Yen from scratch in the rural east coast of Hualien, Taiwan, in 1966. From its humble beginnings, the organisation has developed into an international NGO, with Special Consultative Status with the UN-ECOSOC (United Nations Economic and Social Council). Tzu Chi’s global network of volunteers, which spans more than 50 countries and regions, shares a commitment to the betterment of humanity. They work directly with people in need with the Buddhist spirit of love and compassion, which transcends race, nationality, language, and religion.
Established in 1993, the Tzu Chi Foundation (Singapore) focused its efforts on relieving poverty in its early days. Its work has, over the years, expanded into the areas of medicine, education, humanistic culture, and environmental protection, with various programmes and activities that benefit the public, especially the underprivileged. The Foundation’s dedicated volunteers island-wide actively work to promote humanistic values and foster a spirit of neighbourliness in the community.
With over 20 years of history in Singapore, Tzu Chi now teams up with various like-minded partners to operate the Humanistic Youth Centre (HYC), which aims to instill humanistic values in the younger generations. The Foundation also hopes that the HYC can serve as an international arena for global events, such as youth summits, camps, courses, conferences, competitions, etc., which will help to connect youths in Singapore with young people from around the world.
We endeavour to work together with our partners towards our common goal of nurturing youths and grooming aspiring leaders for our nation, to create a better future for Singapore and the world.