RYTHM Foundation Presented on Maharani at the ICSDG Conference
RYTHM Foundation was proud to be a part of the recent 2nd International Conference on Sustainable Development Goals (ICSDG) in Penang, held on the 30-31 July 2019 to present a paper on Maharani Programme.
RYTHM Foundation representative, Barathy Devi presented a paper titled Rising “Above and Beyond, A Multi-Systemic Approach In Addressing Social Ills Among Girls From the Bottom 40 Community”.
Maharani, our flagship programme which started in 2010, has transformed the lives of over 7,000 underprivileged girls between the age of 13 to 16 in Malaysia!
The presentation by Barathy drilled down on how the Maharani programme holistically builds characters of underprivileged girls by training the girls’ mental, emotional and spiritual development.
Organised by the University of Science Malaysia in collaboration with the Centre for Global Sustainability Studies (CGSS) and the South East Asia Sustainability Network (SEASN), the Conference’s mission was to foster strong collaboration and cooperation among all organisations in the South East Asian nations in achieving the SDGs.
RYTHM Foundation’s programme manager, James Raj, commended the programme, saying “Through this Conference, we gained a better understanding of the different intervention models in addressing a multitude of issues concerning social ills among youth, economic enhancement for women, as well as the different innovative models on environmental conservation.”