Wednesday, Mar 03

First sign language meeting for Water Repentance adaptation

March 20, 2019 | Charissa Tulinao

Participants registering their attendance at the Jing Si Hall. 【Photo by Charissa Tulinao】

Story Highlights

  • On March 20, 48 participants joined the first sign language meeting for the adaptation of the Water Repentance. The participants gathered to learn the songs and the corresponding sign language, which they will teach other participants in their respective communities.


On March 20, 48 people participated in the first sign language meeting for the adaptation of the Water Repentance at Tzu Chi Jing Si Hall in Quezon City.

This batch of participants will be trained to perform as well as teach other participants on sign language for the upcoming “Water Repentance” performance next year.  Most of the participants are familiar with sign language, while some are learning this for the first time.

Shirley Chiang, who joined the three-day New Volunteers Training Camp last February, believe that it is important to be mindful, she hope to be able to learn and teach others as well with these lessons.

Tzu Chi volunteer Molita Chua, facilitator for the session, believes that it is still vital that they undergo practice to achieve uniformity. She also understands the brevity of the performance and the responsibility she carries. Despite her worries, she is determined to fulfill Master Cheng Yen’s wish.

Aside from her effort, she conveyed that the participants should come together for a successful adaptation.

  • Volunteer Molita Chua leads the session. 【Photo by Charissa Tulinao】

  • A volunteer hands out the booklets to the participants that contain lyrics together with the corresponding sign language. 【Photo by Charissa Tulinao】

  • Participants scan through the pages of the booklet as they listen during the session. 【Photo by Charissa Tulinao】

  • Aside from taking notes, volunteers opt to take pictures of the presentation for speedy note taking. 【Photo by Charissa Tulinao】

  • Some volunteers choose to write down notes. 【Photo by Charissa Tulinao】

  • Participants tried to follow the sign language while watching the instructional video from Taiwan. 【Photo by Charissa Tulinao】

  • Participants practice their sign language as they move through the guidance of the videos as well as volunteer Molita Chua. 【Photo by Charissa Tulinao】

  • On March 20, 2019, 38 participants attended the first meeting of the sign language session for the adaptation of the Water Repentance. 【Photo by Charissa Tulinao】