Let's Support our Kids' Education

The Education Trust Fund or ETF is a community-driven fund that supports the education needs of children from disadvantaged Malay/Muslim families to ensure that every child gets the resources to succeed in school.

The objective is to provide financial assistance to children from low income Malay/Muslim families so that no child would be denied the opportunity to get a head start in schools.

ETF was initiated by the Malay/Muslim Members of Parliament in August 2002 to uplift the education of Malay/ Muslim children especially those from low-income families. Mr Goh Chok Tong, the Prime Minister then, endorsed its set-up in his National Day Rally Speech on 18 August 2002. ​

ETF subsidies spanned from Primary 1 to Secondary 5 students to tertiary students. To further support students in their educational pursuit, students who received ETF subsidies are offered academic support in a form of free tuition under the MENDAKI Tuition Scheme (MTS) or the Collaborative Tuition Programme (CTP). In 2017, ETF provides additional assistance to Malay Muslim students enrolled in Big Hearts Student Care Centre to defray the cost of monthly fee and programme fees. In 2019, more corporate donors, like Singapore Chinese Chamber of Commerce Foundation, SM Jaleel Foundation, Global Radiance Group and Mr Siddiqui, came on board to provide bursaries and scholarships. ​

With your help, we hope to raise $2 million yearly for this cause.

Our Committee Members

2023 - 2025

Mr Abdul Razak Hassan Maricar


Immediate Past CE, MUIS

Mdm Zuraidah Abdullah



Mr Ahmad Firdaus Daud


Regional General Counsel, Avaya Inc

Mr Ismail Gafoor


CEO, PropNex

Ms Norhayati Haron


Director, Asset Services & Finance, MUIS

Mr Amran Mohd


Director, Warees

Ms Nadia Yeo


Mr Bazul Ashhab


Partner, Head of Dispute Resolution, Oon & Bazul LLP