TOUCHING A BILLION HEARTS…
At the heart of QNET lies a strong purpose. Employees and Independent Representatives know we are bound together by the concept of RYTHM – Raise Yourself To Help Mankind.
Our founders have always advocated the need to work towards a goal beyond financial success. They believe that money is primarily a tool that must be used to raise peoples’ lives and make a lasting impact. These ideals have grown to become the lifeblood of the RYTHM Foundation and its Malaysian chapter, the Vijayaratnam Foundation. Both Foundations serve as the implementing partners for QNET’s philanthropic initiatives.
All our projects are anchored to three pillars:
- Children with Special Needs
- Community Development
- Community Wellbeing
QNET works closely with RYTHM Foundation on a number of projects in developing countries to make a difference in the communities in which we operate. QNET believes in not just writing a cheque but getting involved and working towards sustainable change.
KEY INITIATIVES & PARTNERSHIPS
In early 2014, QNET sponsored a cultural exchange programme for a group of young students from Rashid Centre to Malaysia, where they were hosted by the children of of Taraana, a school for children with special needs, funded and managed by the Vijayaratnam Foundation
QNET also supports the Rashid Centre by buying products designed and manufactured by their students – such as abayas, perfumes and Oud, a traditional fragrance – and selling these items through our direct selling eCommerce platform. This long-term initiative will help the Centre raise funds for itself while providing its talented students with global recognition for their skills and capabilities.
- Partnered with Avalokitesvara Trust to set up 14 RYTHM Libraries in the remote region of Ladakh in India, for children with no access to proper education facilities.
- Support for Akshaya Trust in Madurai, India and the construction of Akshaya Home started by CNN Hero Narayanan Krishnan to feed and shelter the homeless.
- Charity Walk in benefit of the Ocean Road Cancer Institute (ORCI) in Tanzania.
- Partnership with the Rashid Centre for children with disabilities in the UAE.
- Sponsored the Mater Heart Run for raising funds for children suffering from rheumatic heart disease in Kenya.
- Supported the My Heart Astana marathon in Kazakhstan to recognise the 15th anniversary of Astana City.
- Footprints, an ongoing mentoring programme that pairs our employees and IRs with children from underprivileged backgrounds and orphanages, is carried out in countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong, and the Philippines.
- Ramadan food bags for the poor and homeless in Egypt during the holy month of Ramadan.
- Sponsored a concert by children with special needs in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
- Support for the United Nations World Food Programme.
- Support for the Children’s Cancer Hospital Egypt 57357, a hospital for children with cancer in Egypt and Africa, that provides free cancer treatment and medical support.
- Support towards rehabilitation and disaster relief for victims of Typhoon Ondoy (Philippines), Padang Earthquake (Indonesia), Monsoon Flooding (Pakistan), and the 2004 Tsunami (Southeast Asia).
- Donated survivor kits to flood victims in the wake of the devasting Myanmar floods in 2015.
- QNET contributed to the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister’s Relief Fund at the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards 2016 for the benefit of the Chennai flood victims.
- Datin Sri Umayal Eswaran, in collaboration with Kalpana Dance Theatre, presented MAHAMAYA, an exquisite, traditional dance performance to raise funds for Taarana, a school for children with special learning needs.
- Established a series of Maharani Camps along with one Learning Lab in Malaysia which helps nurture strong personal foundation in young girls between 11 and 16 years of age through lessons in life skills, and tuition classes.
- Constructing a primary school for the Zaba Aye Education Monastery School in Myanmar.