About Us

Malaysian Indian Youth Development Foundation

About Us

The Malaysian Indian Youth Development Foundation (MIYDF) aims to Educate, Empower and Enlighten the Indian youth and the community at large, through its various activities, so that the ambitions of the Leadership of the Indian Community in Malaysia is achieved.

Our Mission

🔍 MIYDF shall strive to alleviate poverty by initially improving the economic standing of the community through better education and increased awareness of the potential opportunities in the country.

🔍 MIYDF by the year 2030 shall ensure that no one can say that Malaysian Indian Youth are involved in violence and other social ills

🔍 MIYDF affirms that there can be no harmonious and prosperous Indian Society until we have finally overcome the negative stereotype that labels an Indian Youth.


What We Strive For

🔍 MIYDF shall work towards creating a psychologically liberated, secure and developed Indian Society with faith and confidence in itself, justifiably proud of what they are, of what they have accomplished, robust enough to face all future challenges in a multi racial socio economic environment.

🔍 MIYDF believes the Indian Society must be distinguished by the pursuit of excellence, fully aware of all their potentials, and psychologically and economically at par and respected by other communities. The activities of MIYDF shall aim towards a mental revolution and a cultural reinforcement to boost the self-esteem of every single Indian.

Our Vision

🔍 By the year 2030, MIYDF aspires to create a united and confident Malaysian Indian Society, infused by strong moral and ethical values, living in an environment that is progressive and prosperous and having full participation in national economy that is competitive, dynamic and resilient.

Events Completed
Affiliate Organizations
Volunteers Nationwide
Centers Nationwide

Message From The Founder

When an Indian youth here gets into trouble or an unexpected outbreak of negative behavior among them occurs, often the first question the public asks is, “Who is to blame?” Typically the next step is to adopt programs to “target” the problem. Rarely, however, do we as a community, come together to ask, “How can we provide both a positive and supportive environment and also necessary social skills for our young people, from pre-school to University, that will be a lasting part of education in our community and make events like these much less likely to occur in the future?” Rather than putting a band-aid on wounds in the youth  culture and ripping it off when the next attractive program comes along, MIYDF’s approach is realistically tailored to address the needs of Indians at their roots.

Underachievement and harmful behaviors develop in part from a complex web of familial, economic, and cultural circumstances. These factors are part of the fabric of life and difficult to attack. Strategies that help them develop the resilience to cope adaptively with modern-day stresses has been adopted.

MIYDF is inspired, empowered, and committed to move beyond a fragmented approach to social and emotional programming and embrace a systematic, comprehensive, and coordinated approach to addressing the deeply intertwined academic, social, and economic needs of our Indian youth.

MIYDF aspires to create awareness among the Indian youth that they can be the best and on par with the other community. MIYDF is committed to awakening those who are working to improve youth opportunities with their specific work within the “big picture” of what it takes to ensure that they are problem free, fully prepared and fully participating in community building.

MIYDF builds the bridges of social inclusion of the upper class of the Indian society to play their role in uplifting our community. MIYDF is our and the community’s, call to action. MIYDF shall heed the call so that we can create a community in which every Indian youth is treated with respect and dignity, every Indian boy and girl is loved and cared for equally, and every Indian family has the hope of a strong and stable future.

Tan Sri Dato' Sri SA Vigneswaran