“There were multiple challenges (with) students, facilities, the infrastructure, and disrupted lessons (due to the pandemic),” Santhi said in her speech. “Despite the restrictions, you all attended the classes and character-building sessions and have proven that in your results, and we are happy. “At RYTHM Foundation, we believe that challenges should not put a stop to anything. Challenges should not be a roadblock and stop our move towards progress,” she added.Santhi advised the participants to continue working diligently through the programme. “You must have the willpower to want to learn. If you set your heart on wanting to learn, achieve, and be somebody, it will happen. It’s all in your hands. Santhi also paid tribute to the parents. “Thank you for your cooperation in encouraging your children to improve and develop their skills. This is only the beginning, and it would not be a success without you.” The event included testimonials by some of the beneficiaries. For example, student Sree Kieshalinie Devi said she had little interest in studies before joining Project Insaniah. That, however, changed almost as soon as she enrolled in the programme.
“When I joined Insaniah, I participated in all the academic skills and motivation programmes,” Kieshalinie said proudly. “The tutors have been helpful and guided us to explore the platform well. “The programme has built my confidence, and I’m grateful to RYTHM Foundation for the opportunity to improve my academic and life skills.”Gughan Ravindran, 13, also grappled with his studies before joining the programme.
“After my UPSR (examination), I struggled without proper planning. So many students are struggling without guidance and support in their academic lessons. I appreciate the opportunities given to me,” the SMK Kuala Kubu Bahru student said.RYTHM Chairperson, Datin Sri Umayal Eswaran, seized the opportunity to interact with the students during the event. She spoke passionately about creating and maintaining a positive attitude and learning to overcome challenges.
“RYTHM Foundation started Insaniah believing that children and youth are the future of a nation. “The real wealth of the nation is really you. Hence, we want to see each of you shine. “If we look at challenges negatively, that is what we will always see in life. So, you must step out of that mindset and say, ‘Whatever happens, I will come out of it and head towards success.’ That is Insaniah. Your feelings must lead you to self-confidence.”Datin Sri Umayal also called on the teens to help their peers.
“We started this programme with your future in mind. Moving forward, I want to see you helping another student. “Be the change you want to see. Stay focused and always move forward. There is no formula for success. You must make sacrifices, face hardships, and put in efforts to achieve success in life,” she added.