Open to all Independent Representatives (IRs), the objective of The PITCH! contest is to encourage IRs to collaborate with QNET not only for business building but also to make a difference in the community. Contestants were encouraged to pitch an idea on how to make a difference in his or her community/town for a chance to win a grant of US$10,000 from QNET to implement the idea. For more information on The PITCH!, please visit www.rythmfoundation.org.
More than 30 applications were shortlisted by the RYTHM Foundation and 3 winners were selected:
- From Uganda, Emmanuel Emodek pitched the idea for NGO Pay It Forward Foundation Uganda to launch the Shiri Skills With A Mission, a foundation that will provide vocational training in bike mechanics, sports, and other skills for underprivileged children who can gain valuable life skills to better their lives.
- From Egypt, Shaimaa Amir Ahmed Ali pitched the idea for the Resala Charity Organisation to open the Resala Organization Center for Teaching and Qualifying Mentally Handicapped, which is a school focused on providing education and skills for disabled children.
- From India, Sangeeta Motupalli pitched the idea for the Li’ll Hearts Educational Society learning centre to build 6 to 8 new classrooms and a new computer lab, and also upgrade facilities such as the library to provide basic academic and holistic education for underprivileged children.
Watch the video below of The PITCH! Winner Sangeeta Motupalli at V-Malaysia 2013 receiving a cheque of USD 10,000 for her charity The Li’ll Hearts Education Center by none other than RYTHM Foundation Executive Director Datin Sri Umayal Eswaran and QNET Executive Chairperson Donna Imson.