Children with special educational needs have the right to live their life to the fullest. Here at RYTHM Foundation, we know that there are many parents out there who have children with special needs. These are the parents who are overjoyed when they see their child picking up a spoon and eating on their own, or flashing a simple smile. Their daily struggles are the things that we do in a blink of an eye. RYTHM Foundation is here to combat social stigmas, offer emotional support and provide a brief respite so that every child has hope and is a step closer to a better future.
Our counterparts, Vijayaratnam Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the QI Group in Malaysia has established TAARANA, a school for children with special education needs in Malaysia. TAARANA, which means ‘Awakening’ in Sanskrit, is the brainchild of Datin Sri Umayal Eswaran. It is a school that helps these children realise their full potential and provides them with the ability to lead an independent life.
TAARANA opened its doors in June 2011 with highly qualified educators along with excellent testimonials from parents. The Foundation subsidises fees to ensure that nothing gets in the way of a special child getting the right schooling. The school is set on empowering these children and those similarly marginalised with the tools and skills to function and cope with society at large.
To learn more about TAARANA, please visit taarana.org.my