CSI Closing Ceremony

Date: November 11, 2017
Branch: EWRF Tanjong Malim
Event: CSI Closing Ceremony
Venue: SJK(T) Methodist, Tanjong Malim

Successfully completing 20 weeks of CSI and E4J surely deserves a grand closing ceremony and that is exactly what EWRF Tanjong Malim did. Over 300 students were handed certificates of completion on stage. Performances by students were sandwiched between brief speeches by EWRF President, Mr. S. P. Nathan and the guest of honour, YB Dato’ Seri Ong Ka Chuan who also donated a generous amount of RM20,000 to the branch to continue their tremendous work of transforming the lives of at-risk students.

Branch Leaders’ Meeting

Branch: EWRF HQ

Event: Branch Leaders’ Meeting
Venue: EWRF HQ, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

 

A pre-commencement meeting was held earlier this year (March 4, 2017)  involving all chairpersons of branches under EWRF Malaysia. The follow up to that was successfully held last week at the recently completed resource centre at EWRF’s headquarters. Following a discussion led by EWRF President, Mr. S. P. Nathan, each leader presented the programmes and activities that their respective branches conducted throughout the year, as well as a little sharing on their EWRF journey thus far. Mr. Guganesan, EWRF’s Chief Operating Officer capped off the meeting by briefing on new initiatives and approaches that are on the cards for 2018.

Career Guidance Sessions

Date: October 27 & 28, 2017
Event: Career Guidance Sessions
Venue: Wisma Gappin, Kluang & SMK Dato’ Ahmad Ashrad, Segamat

Through the application of Centre for Career Coaching and Guidance (C3G) modules, two workshops were conducted, at Kluang and Segamat respectively. The sessions were run with the objective to create career awareness among CSI participants, assisting them in deciding between science and art streams upon completing their PT3 exam. Close to 100 students benefited from these sessions, which were followed by a briefing from Mr. Thiruvengadam from Iraimalar Foundation who shared about scholarship opportunities available,  both locally and abroad.

Charity Golf Gathering

Date: October 8, 2017
Branch: EWRF HQ
Event: Charity Golf Gathering
Venue: Valencia Golf Course

Impressed by the praiseworthy work that we have been doing with at risk students, Valencia Residents Association held a small golf gathering to aid our efforts. 20 players formed 5 fourballs to play a texas scramble team event. Team Kawasaki emerged as the winners and prizes were sponsored by the Valencia Residents Association, Revozport, MST Golf, Asia Jet and Dabbsy’s Café. With a charge of RM50 per player, a total amount of RM600 was raised from this inaugural event. In addition to that, a young lady (who wished to be anonymous) donated RM1,000 on her 30th birthday. The next gathering is set to be on the 2nd of December. We hope that this will become a regular event.

EWRF Past Presidential Council

Date: October 5, 2017
Branch: EWRF HQ
Event: EWRF Past Presidential Council
Venue: EWRF HQ, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

For the first time in the history of EWRF, a past presidential council has been formed. EWRF President, Mr. S. P. Nathan hosted the first council meeting at the headquarters, with former EWRF leaders YB Tan Sri Dato Marimuthu (1979 – 1981 & 1984 – 1986), Dato’ N. Sadasivan (1986 – 1988), Dato’ Rommel Josef (1988 – 1990), Datuk R. Karunakaran (2000 – 2002), Mr. S. Pasupathi (2006 – 2010) and Dato’ A. Yogesvaran (2010 – 2014) among the attendees. The purpose of forming the council is to capture institutional memory as well as to tap into the wealth of experience and resources these former leaders possess. In addition to that, the past presidential council would serve as advisors to guide the central council members on EWRF’s strategic direction. After the meeting which turned out to be a warm and nostalgic reunion, Mr. Nathan gave the past presidents a mini tour around the newly renovated resource centre at the EWRF headquarters.

LED Lights Replacement

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Date: September 29, 2017
Branch: EWRF HQ
Activity: LED Lights Replacement
Venue: EWRF HQ, Taman Tun Dr. Ismail, Kuala Lumpur

KPT Manufacturing Sdn Bhd recently replaced all LED lights at the EWRF headquarters. It happened to be their debut CSR activity as part of their Estimate Energy Savings initiative. It was indeed a pleasure to see them complete this generous effort. This conversion will enable us to achieve long term energy savings in our utility bills, while enjoying better brightness for a cheaper cost. A heartfelt thanks from the entire EWRF HQ team!

KPT Manufacturing Sdn Bhd is an established and reputable Plastic Injection Moulding and LED Lighting Manufacturer company specifically set up to produce high-end precision parts for both the industrial and commercial products for both multinational companies and local corporations. Their operations are primarily based in Shah Alam, Selangor.

CSI Star Talent Show

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Date: September 24, 2017
Branch: EWRF Sungai Petani
Event: CSI Star Talent Show
Venue: SJK(T) Saraswathy Hall, Sungai Petani

EWRF Sungai Petani marked an entire year’s active engagement in community development with a grandeur celebration  to appreciate their members, donors, well wishers volunteers and above all, the students. EWRF Sungai Petani chairman, Mr. Kannan Kalimuthu thanked everyone involved for their cooperation in making CSI a success. They currently run 18 CSI centres involving the participation of 500 students and 200 parents. The chairman also expressed his gratitude towards the volunteers for organizing the talent show. Hosted by Gauthaman, a facilitator from SMK Lunas, the event was graced by reputable names such as Dato’ Tamilarasu, Mr. Kartigesu and Inspector Loga. The participating CSI students gave an array of performances; from dancing, singing, drama acts and musical arrangements. Of course, the main purpose of the event was to recognize and appreciate rather than to compete; and in line with that spirit, all students who participated in the CSI national level events were awarded for their achievements. Students who excelled throughout the programme were also recognized and appreciated. 3 members; Ms. Muniswari, Ms. Kumutha and Ms. Puvanesvari were also among the list of recipients as an appreciation for their tireless contribution to the success of the programme. We hope EWRF Sungai Petani keep up their good work and cap it off with more of such memorable nights!

CSI Drama Competition

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Date: September 22, 2017

Branch: Petaling Jaya Tamil Youth Bell Club

Event: CSI Drama Competition

Venue: Tan Sri Soma Hall, Kuala Lumpur

 

The Hassles Faced by Leaders and The Determination to Achieve Their Goal. That was the theme of the drama competition, with an attempt to encourage the CSI students to enhance their acting skills. 137 students from 7 schools participated in the competition. A total of 8 dramas were performed, with household names in the Malaysian film industry, film director Mr. Vijay and actor Mr. Aghotharan taking the judge’s’ seat. A forum titled “Youngsters and Crime” followed, in which Mr. TamiI Inian was the moderator. The panel consisted of EWRF President, Mr. S. P. Nathan, professional counsellor Mr. Bala, Inspector Prasad Money Raj from PDRM and SMK Raja Mahadi teacher Mr. Ilampuranan. “PJM Got Talent”, an online competition organized by the committee was also a part of this event, where students posted clips on Facebook, showcasing their special talent or skills. Winners were selected based on the number of likes coupled with the decision of the jury. SMK Kota Damansara Seksyen 10 emerged as the champions. The Best Actor award went to Kishan Mahathevan from SMK Sri Utama and Christie Jothi Robbert from SMK Kota Damansara S10 respectively.

Youth Convention

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Date: September 22, 2017

Branch: EWRF Sungai Petani

Event: Youth Convention

Venue: Cinta Sayang Resort, Sungai Petani

 

EWRF Sungai Petani has consistently garnered the support of the youth through various social events and that was the case yet again during the recent youth convention that they held. Free of charge and open to all, the convention was attended by close to 100 youths. Future aspirations, business knowledge and agricultural information were some of the topics explored during the convention. The opening session by an officer from the Malaysian Civil Defence Department (APM) preceded talks by Mr. Ramana, Mr. Chandran (K-Link) and Mr. Kumara Dev (SITF). The chairman of EWRF Sungai Petani, Mr. Kannan Kalimuthu wrapped the event by briefing about EWRF and their initiatives for the upcoming year. He thanked all participants and speakers for their support before encouraging more volunteers to join and facilitate next year’s programmes.

Mini Sports Carnival

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Date: September 17, 2017
Branch: EWRF Rawang
Event: Mini Sports Carnival
Venue: MDHS Field, Serendah

At times, seeing a bunch of 7-year-olds donned in their sports attire and beaming with excitement for their big day could be too much of cuteness to handle. That was the sort of “challenge” EWRF Rawang had to face during the Mini Sports Carnival they organized for their E4J participants.  EWRF Rawang Chairman, Mr. Murugan was glad to see the kids have fun among themselves, the volunteers, parents and teachers. EWRF President, Mr. S. P. Nathan was present to hand certificates and medals to the participants, who just could not stop smiling. We hope more of such initiatives will be taken to instill the sports spirit among students.