Through its partnership with ASA Foundation, RYTHM Foundation, QNET’s CSR arm, won Gold at the 2021 Indonesian Sustainable Development Goals Award (ISDA) for their sports-based social intervention programme in the country. The programme went against 30 other organisations, including major industry players.
What is the project about?
In 2019, RYTHM Foundation and ASA Foundation joined hands to run a three-year programme to empower Indonesian youth through effective sports-based education. By training local teachers, the programme promoted the importance of health, hygiene, life skills, and gender equality to over 9,700 students in junior high schools across Tangerang, Banten, Indonesia. This has helped equip vulnerable youth with the knowledge of healthy behaviours, positive attitudes, and good values to enter society as responsible adults.
QNET CEO Malou Caluza expressed her pride in the impact delivered by this partnership. “RYTHM Foundation has been our beacon of hope through the toughest times, guiding us in serving the communities in which we operate. In addition to this award-winning programme, the partnership with ASA Foundation has allowed us to successfully deliver knowledge and awareness of COVID-19 virus prevention and health and sanitation measures using a virtual learning platform to over 25,000 students across Indonesia. Furthermore, with the support and guidance from RYTHM, we were able to reach out and help vulnerable communities in more than 30 countries affected by COVID-19 this past year.”
Previously, RYTHM Foundation had partnered with ASA Foundation to deliver a successful 12-month inclusive women empowerment and education development project across Subang, West Java, Indonesia.
What is ISDA?
ISDA is part of an ongoing collaboration between the Corporate Forum for CSR Development (CFCD) and the Indonesian Ministry of National Development and Planning to support Indonesia’s alignment towards the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs).
RYTHM Foundation and ASA Foundation’s award-winning project contributes to UN SDG 4, which focuses on ensuring all children have access to free, equitable, and quality education leading to relevant and effective learning outcomes.