Vijay has achieved much success with the QI Group. To this end, he has been heavily involved in philanthropic activities. Through QI Group’s corporate social responsibilities arm, RYTHM Foundation (RF), Vijay has been able to support various initiatives. RYTHM stands for Raise Yourself to Help Mankind.
In addition, Vijay has engaged in different charitable undertakings through the Vijayaratnam Foundation (VF), which he founded and named after his father, who was involved in charitable giving. VF is QI Group’s Malaysian Chapter.
VF has been facilitating the design and implementation of different projects and initiatives by working closely with the civil societies, philanthropic organizations as well as public and private sectors. This foundation zeroes in on education, the environment, arts and culture and community development. Learn more about Vijay Eswaran: https://hk.linkedin.com/in/eswaranvijay
VF seeks to empower people to pursue education. To date, the foundation has issued study loans amounting RM 166,000 to 21 students who are presently pursuing tertiary education. In addition, the institution has granted loans totaling RM 50,600 to 12 students who have enrolled in vocational courses.
Moreover, VF has been heavily involved in community development by providing needy communities with adequate resources to help them achieve sustainable development. The entity seeks to empower the community. One of the groups that has benefited from VF is the Malaysian Hindu Youth Organization (HYO).
In addition, VF supports initiatives that seek to appreciate arts and culture among Malaysians. The foundation funds contemporary and traditional dance, fine arts and music. Over the years, VF has been supporting environmental conservation strategies. According to Qbuzz, owing to the success of his foundations and dedication to philanthropy, Vijay Eswaran has received many accolades.
In 2011, he was selected as one of Forbes Asia’s Heroes of Philanthropy. He was also the recipient of the Lifetime Achievement award for Regional Philanthropy. In 2012, Vijay’s contribution to philanthropy and business was recognized with a New Global Indian Award.
The graduate of the London School of Economics and the Southern Illinois University is the co-founder of the QI Group. Previously, he worked for Cosway’s and IBM before teaming with Joseph Bismark to incorporate QI Group.
The direct-selling corporation engages in different businesses, including property and development and management, leisure, luxury, lifestyle, training and education, logistics and telecommunications. Vijay Eswaran is a respected author and motivational speaker.