EWRF was formed in 1979 to improve the social, educational and economic welfare of the marginalized Indian Malaysians, particularly students from poor homes. In the initial years, our activities were directed more towards average and high achieving students, with the objective of improving their academic results to enable them to fill up the allotted places in local public universities.

However, today the alarming incidences of crimes committed by youths have made EWRF review its focus. Serious social problems besieged students to become academically challenged. School dropout rates have risen with a corresponding rise in juvenile and criminal activities. Poverty and the sub-culture of poverty are identified as the key reasons. Our programmes today are designed to address the social behavior and education level of the underachievers. Over the years we have benefited thousands of people from the community particularly students.

EWRF today has 23 branches nationwide with more than 3000 volunteers and members.

  • Vision
    A stable and dynamic community through effective human capital development
    Community Development by empowering academically challenged students with relevant skills towards enhancing their academic achievement, character and employability

  • EWRF Core Values


    EWRF will continue with its commitment to provide excellent services by maintaining strong, supportive relationships and partnerships that are flexible and responsive to the needs and interests of the community.


    EWRF will have a positive impact on services and programmes offered by or coordinated through the divisions and branches by holding onto a strong commitment of high standards that sustains advanced excellence.

    Learning and Development

    EWRF will operate as a learning organization, seeking continuous feedback on its performance aimed at enhancing competencies of members and overall improvement of organization.


    EWRF will honor diversity in the population it serves, the means through which it provides its services and the processes by which it evaluates its efforts.

  • Patrons
    Tan Sri Ramon Navaratnam

    Tan Sri Professor Dr T Marimuthu

    Dato N Sadasivan


    Datuk R Karunakaran

    Mr Ken Pushpanathan

    Tan Sri Krishnan Tan