In more than 15 countries impacted by RYTHM-funded community projects


Strategic Global Partners

Since 2005 who have collaborated on up to 75 sustainable community projects



Assisted through our initiatives and community programmes

RYTHM Foundation

RYTHM Foundation serves as the QI Group’s social impact initiative and invests in the communities we operate, through strategic partnerships, employee volunteering, and community service.

An acronym for Raise Yourself to Help Mankind, RYTHM is the corporate heartbeat of the QI Group. The Foundation’s core values are built on the principles of Empowerment, Volunteerism and Resilience. Through our work, be it grant-making, volunteer engagement or investing in human development programmes, our goal is to empower lives and transform communities.

RYTHM Foundation strives to implement the QI Group’s aspirations and responsibility in playing a pivotal role in achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

All projects supported by the Foundation are designed within the framework of three main focus areas while also contributing to various interrelated SDGs.

RYTHM Foundation’s primary focus areas are:

  • Quality Education for All (UN SDG 4)
  • Gender Equality (UN SDG 5)
  • Sustainable Community Development (UN SDG 11)
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Taarana was established in 2011 by the Vijayaratnam Foundation – RYTHM Foundation’s Malaysian chapter – as a school for children with special needs.

At Taarana, we believe each student has potential, and that with proper nurturing and care, every child can develop the wings it needs to fly in its own unique way.

Taarana is a one-stop centre for children with special needs offering customised education and therapy plans to help them face the future with independence and conviction. With a team of qualified and passionate educators and therapists, Taarana caters to students’ individual needs through holistic development and diverse activities that encourage learning to ensure that each child fulfils their potential.

The Foundation, through Taarana, provides a functional academic education in a family-oriented environment. We believe social integration for children with special needs is important and support the advocacy for rights and inclusivity for such children. Above everything else, this reflects the essence of our purpose, making Taarana the jewel in the Foundation’s crown.

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The award-winning Maharani programme, initiated in Malaysia by RYTHM Foundation in 2010, and has helped over 8,000 teenage girls from poor and marginalised communities.

The programme empowers adolescent girls by imparting skills and knowledge that enable them to realise their potential and grow into confident, responsible, and civic-minded women. Through the Maharani programme, these young ladies learn about gender, ethnicity, culture, sexual and reproductive health, life skills and the importance of physical, mental, and spiritual wellness.

Over the years, the programme has evolved into various facets. They include the Maharani Camps conducted over three phases, the Maharani Learning Lab which also provides a safe space for the girls for personal development, and the pilot Maharani Schools Programme – all of which aim to empower them with a solid foundation to excel and positively embrace the future.

Community Adoption Programme

The Community Adoption Programme (CAP) kicked off in 2021 with a mission to empower underserved communities in Malaysia to be resilient and build sustainable livelihoods..

Through a community-driven framework that aims to create lasting social impact, CAP addresses the deep-rooted inequalities and urgent needs of disadvantaged communities, including the indigenous, by enabling them to improve their living standards and become self-sufficient through a holistic approach.

The programme is made up of 5 main pillars – preschool support, academic support, youth development, women’s empowerment, and social entrepreneurship. The initiatives under this framework focus on the capacity building for people from across all layers of the community to ensure no one is left behind.