EWRF was formed in 1979 to improve the social, educational and economic welfare of the marginalized Malaysian Indians, 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.
Numerous social problems along with academic underachievement is hampering the development and growth of the Indian community. Dropout rate in schools have risen in correlation with the rise in juvenile and criminal activities. Poverty and the sub-culture of poverty have been identified as the key reason. Therefore EWRF has decided to re-align its focus. Our programmes are now contemporary designed to address the social behavior and education level of these underachievers. Over the years EWRF’s initiatives have benefited thousands of people from the community particularly students. in 2016, as many as 10,000 students from 220 school participated in our programs.
At present EWRF has 16 branches nationwide and 4 more informative stage. with more than 3000 members and volunteers nationwide.