In keeping with the spirit of the season of Ramadan, QNET marked the holy period by giving back to communities in need. With activities in over 30 countries, QNET channelled the clarion call of Raise Yourself To Help Mankind, and helped communities worldwide that are still reeling from the impact of Covid-19. To mark the occasion, QNET joined hands with employees, IRs, and local charitable organisations all over the world to help the poor and underserved communities that bear the brunt of lockdowns.
Providing Relief During Ramadan
Throughout the Ramadan period, QNET has provided food kits, cleaning supplies, groceries, and other household essentials to underserved families and organisations in countries in the Middle East, North and Sub Saharan Africa, and the Asia Pacific region. These include countries such as Kazakhstan, Turkey, Ghana, Senegal, Tanzania, Pakistan, Malaysia, Indonesia, and more.
“Poverty puts people at greater risk of getting infected, and also makes them carry the brunt of its economic fallout. Social distancing is a privilege for many who live in crowded settlements in close proximity to each other. Many have lost their source of income and are living in uncertainty. We wanted to do what little we could to bring some joy and cheer to those who need it the most during this holy month,” said QNET Chief Executive Office Malou Caluza.
Highlights Of RYTHM Activities
Here are some of the highlights from this year’s global Ramadan initiative by QNET.
QNET worked with the largest humanitarian group in Algeria, Ness El Khir, to distribute food boxes and various household supplies to those in need. This follows QNET’s partnership with Ness El Khir in the previous year, where the company contributed to the Coffate El Khir initiative to uplift the spirits of poor families in Algier and neighbouring provinces. Seeing the impact of Coffate El Khir and how it helped many disadvantaged families, especially during the Ramadan season, motivated QNET employees and distributors to join forces with Ness El Khir again to bring a smile to their faces once more.
In Bamako, Mali, QNET made a repeat donation of supplies and food packs to a refugee camp housing around 2,500 refugees who fled from a devastating fire this past year. This donation offered welcome relief for the refugees as they consisted of families living in extreme poverty due to losing their homes and property in the disaster.
In various Central Asian countries such as Kazakhstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Azerbaijan, QNET employees and distributors packed and handed out hundreds of food packs to underprivileged families, orphanages, and social centres across major cities to ensure they have a warm, hearty meal when breaking fast.
QNET also reached out to an orphanage in Tatartan, Russia, and aided in reparation efforts in addition to donating food packs to the children and staff. QNET distributors took the extra step to buy new clothes and shoes for the children for them to celebrate Ramadan. QNET also donated cleaning supplies, an air purifier, and held a community session where QNET distributors and local artists helped paint the walls of a children’s boarding school in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. The colourful murals brightened the school compound and it resulted in a fun exercise for both adults and children.
In Pakistan, QNET staff and volunteers donated the operational costs of a dialysis machine to the Indus Hospital Network for one full year. Through this donation, QNET will help impact the lives of 900 people. Apart from this, we also donated essential food boxes to 400 families in need.
In Morocco, QNET worked in tandem with the Moroccan Association For Solidarity And Development (AMSED) to deliver food baskets to Moroccan families in need. The baskets contained an assortment of essential food supplies such as dry goods that have long shelf life. AMSED is a non-profit established in 1993 that is also an advisory member of the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UNESCO).
“We started this yearly Ramadan initiative as a pledge to lead the change that we want to see in the world. We have plans to expand our reach, double our efforts, and give back to more communities in the next year. We hope that by staying true to the spirit of RYTHM and continuously giving back to those in need, we can make a lasting, positive impact in the hearts of many,” QNET CEO Malou Caluza added.
QNET has worked with multiple community programs and organisations throughout the past decade to extend aid to the vulnerable, such as during the global lockdown that occurred last year. We are humbled to able to reach a helping hand this year as well. Eid Mubarak to all our lovely IRs. May we continue to change the world one community at a time.
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