Through RYTHM Foundation, every single QNET Product you buy helps make a difference in the world. The global impact of this is immense and life-changing, especially the projects that were undertaken in 2021. Despite several crises like the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic, thanks to your support, QNET has continued to do what it does best through RYTHM Foundation– serving the underserved communities worldwide. Here’s a snapshot of all of our biggest milestones over the last year.
Raise Yourself To Help Mankind
Since 2005, RYTHM Foundation has worked with grassroots organisations all over the world to empower and transform vulnerable communities. As if today, the foundation has over 50,000 beneficiaries across ten countries, with 115 global partners. You have helped inspire 50 projects globally that are in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), focusing on community development, children and youth.
RYTHM Foundation Milestones In 2021
Our projects over the last year have focussed on four of the UN SDGs, despite several global crises. “The year was a reminder that life is never to be taken for granted. Problems have solutions; what matters is how much focus is given to finding the solutions,” said RYTHM Foundation Head Santhi Periasamy. Here is a glimpse of what those projects looked like and how your support of QNET has changed lives globally.
Education For All (SDG 4)
In Malaysia, RYTHM Foundation partnered with the Development of Human Resources for Rural Areas (DHRRA), a non-profit, to help end statelessness by providing minimum documentation for nearly 400 children, as well as taking care of their education.
In Indonesia, a partnership with ASA Foundation has promoted life skills training to 9,800 young adults through sports-based activities. The partnership also won a gold medal in the 2021 Indonesian SDGs Award (ISDA).
Gender Equality (SDG 5)
In India, RYTHM Foundation and Mann Deshi Foundation created a three-year programme for young rural women to help them earn a livelihood. Just last year, over 500 women found careers in the civil service. The project also hopes to train women to explore sports-related professions.
Another one of our gender equality projects is a partnership with Parinaaama Development Foundation in which we helped provide micro-enterprises training to women to become self-sufficient and improve their standard of living. This project even won us a silver accolade at the CSR Times Award.
Community Development (SDG 11)
Through a partnership with Manava Seva Dharma Samvardhani (MSDS), we have nurtured two social entrepreneurs to help achieve their goal of making the world a better place. One of the beneficiaries has planted over 5,300 trees in India, and another has created 13 self-help groups for transgender entrepreneurs in just six months.
In partnership with the Global Himalayan Expedition (GHE), RYTHM Foundation also helped build a solar-powered healthcare centre that caters to 23,000 patients in rural India. We also helped provide electricity to 470 villagers through solar grids.
QNET CSR Activities and Covid-19 Relief Projects
The corporate wing of QNET has a really strong volunteering culture, with staff participating in 15 activities across QNET communities around the world, including raising funds for Malaysia’s flood survivors late last year. Here are some of our biggest highlights.