The Tzu Chi St. Maarten group with Tzu Chi Taiwan representatives on arrival in Taiwan on Thursday.
PHILIPSBURG–Tzu Chi Commissioner Sandra Cheung and five volunteers are currently in Taiwan to participate in a Commissioners Training Camp where three committed volunteers will become certified as “commissioners.”
The group left St. Maarten on Tuesday and arrived in Taiwan on Thursday. Participating in the training camp are Cheung, Saskia Amatdawoed, Angela Heyliger, Jane Sanchez, Regina Janga and Chino Luisa. The group will be returning to St. Maarten on Sunday, November 25.
During the trip the volunteers will be showing their deep gratitude on behalf of the St. Maarten Tzu Chi Foundation members and volunteers to Tzu Chi Founder Master Cheng Yen for sending four containers of “love rice” to St. Maarten to assist the thousands of persons in need before and after Hurricane Irma.
The group will also express gratitude to Master Cheng Yen for the three months of free bread, food and stationery supplies donated to persons in need on the island after the monster storm last year and for her continuous support with the container of zinc sheets that is currently on its way to St. Maarten to assist persons who are still without a roof more than a year after the storm.
St. Maarten Tzu Chi volunteers Amatdawoed, Heyliger and Sanchez will be certified by Master Cheng Yen as Tzu Chi commissioners 2018 during the Commissioners Training Camp in a special event with 1,000 persons celebrating on November 21.
Cheung, who already has been a certified Commissioner for many years now, gave her best wishes to the soon-to-be new commissioners for their commitment to help alleviate people’s suffering, which she said is highly appreciated.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/82768-tzu-chi-volunteers-in-taiwan-for-training