Religion, Education and Empowerment All In One
In ancient times, religion and education walked hand-in-hand. Forged and presented as one, religion was a means of improving one spiritually, mentally, and physically. Over time, this manner of interpretation has faded away, as the modern day religious sensibilities, has seen the religious component overpower, if not completely overshadow the innate learning and empowering qualities that faith possesses.
Fortunately, all hope is not lost, EWRF Rawang has been able to arrive at a perfect balance between religion, empowerment, and learning, a system that has turned a temple, into a focal point within the local community. Together with Sri Selva Vinayagar Temple, EWRF Rawang has morphed a temple into an educational hub, and arts centre, all for the betterment of it’s youth.
The many classes it provides.
At present it offers English, computer skills, classical dance, and religious classes. The beauty of having such classes is that it empowers the children with valuable skills which in the future, will open doors for them, gifting them with the ability to build a life and not be left behind.
Computer classes for kids.
Civil Society Intervention (CSI) program that uses sports as a way of building character and instilling discipline.
Classical dance classes that keep the rich Indian culture alive and kicking.
At a recent Student’s Concert held at Sri Selva Vinayagar temple, EWRF Rawang showcased the many talents of the children under its care. From acting, singing, dancing, public speaking, to story-telling, the kids marveled and entertained a crowd of proud parents and friends.
Witnessing the joy and talent of these kids was a humbling experience. So young and already so confident. It is proof of just how much children can grow, when there is guidance and love in their lives.
The work that is done by EWRF Rawang needs to be known, and replicated throughout the world. Combining religion, and education has led to golden ages in the past, and there is more than enough evidence to show that these children are heading towards a brighter future.
A successful night made possible by an inspiring group of people.
EWRF Rawang symbolizes an ancient belief held by many cultures, that the most powerful form of God isn’t in the temples, instead it is in us all. The management team behind EWRF Rawang, is changing lives on a daily basis, and their work has, is and will continue creating waves within the Malaysian Indian community.