Above and Beyond Expectations
RYTHM Foundation is an advocate for an inclusive educational environment that allows children of all abilities, equal access to quality education. Taarana was established in Malaysia in 2011 when the Foundation identified a dire need for resources and support for children with special learning needs, and their families. Through our work with Taarana, we hope not just to raise awareness about the importance of special needs education, but also help change attitudes and practices associated with special children. RYTHM Foundation is proud to contribute to UN SDG 4 that strives to provide every child with equal access and opportunity to knowledge and learning to unlock their potential.
We believe that every child can achieve his/her potential. Taarana helps them to develop adequate skills and gain confidence to face immediate and future needs. We believe in social integration for children with special learning needs. Taarana supports the advocacy for rights and inclusiveness of children with special learning needs and provides them with the ability to lead independent lives.
“Taarana’s facilities provide the perfect atmosphere for learning as well as for relaxation, exercise, self-improvement and self-discipline. It is adequate and suitable for children with special educational needs as it gives them a conducive environment to grow physically, mentally and emotionally.
One example of this is the playing of Mind Training Music throughout the two sessions to fill the mind with self-affirming and positive thoughts. Taarana has an occupational therapy room equipped with vestibular unit, well- equipped classrooms, an interactive smart board as well as an outdoor field and playground. The school is also complete with high security including a guard and CCTV.”