Every Child Is Unique

Children with special educational needs have the right to live their life to the fullest. Here at Vijayaratnam 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.

We understand the social stigmas faced by these children, and to offer emotional support and provide respite so that these kids have hope of a better future, Vijayaratnam Foundation established TAARANA, a centre in Malaysia, for children with special educational needs.

TAARANA means ‘Awakening’ in Sanskrit, and 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 subsidizes a portion of the 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