Football, QuestNet and World Vision – Making dreams come true for little stars
Jakarta: 29 April 2010 – 50 children from Jatinegara region, East Jakarta, were special invitees at the AFC Champions League, ACL Match Day 6, 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.
RYTHM Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility arm of QuestNet, through a partnership with World Vision had arranged for 22 of these lucky children to experience 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 QuestNet’s Player Escort program 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 honor for QuestNet and RYTHM Foundation to partner with World Vision in helping realize 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.” Charles Sinaga, Service Coordinator for World Vision in Java and Nias, added “It is a valuable opportunity for these kids; We hope that through this experience, the kids will be encouraged to develop their potential, in sports and other fields, with renewed spirit”. For QuestNet, a leader in the Direct Selling industry, this is part of a commitment to be socially conscious and be able to contribute in a meaningful way to the disadvantaged sections of the community.
Late last year, the company formed a strategic partnership with World Vision that impacts the lives of 121 children around the globe. Specifically, 11 children each from 11 countries, including Indonesia, were taken under the fold of this landmark project where QuestNet and World Vision combined forces to make a positive difference in the lives of these children. It is the most wide scale corporate partnership in World Vision history.