Football, QNet and World Vision – Making Dreams Come True for Little Stars
Jakarta, 29 April 2010 – Fifty children from the Jatinegara region, East Jakarta, were special invitees at the AFC Champions League’s ACL Match Day 6, a mercurial clash between home team Persipura Jaya and the visitors from Changchun Yatai, China. The thrilling 90-minute encounter saw the Home Team emerge victorious by a 2-0 margin in an exciting, action-packed game.
Earlier in the evening, RYTHM Foundation — the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of QNet — through a partnership with World Vision, had arranged for 50 children from the Jatinegara region to attend the game. Twenty-two of these lucky children experienced an unforgettable moment, when prior to the kick-off, they strode proudly on to the field as young Player Escorts for the teams. This dream was made possible by QNet’s Player Escort programme which has innovatively helped children get involved with this popular sport at various match venues across Asia.
Speaking at the occasion, Bernhard H. Mayer, Trustee of RYTHM Foundation, said, “It is an honour for QNet and RYTHM Foundation to partner with World Vision in helping realise the dreams of children here in Jakarta. As a socially responsible organisation, we are clear that one of the benchmarks in gauging how effectively we contribute to society is the number of children we can bring a smile to. Children represent the future of our world and investing in their dreams and happiness is one way to make our world a better place.”