It was a sweet fairy-tale affair during Taarana’s annual school concert which was held recently in Kuala Lumpur.
Themed “Fairy Tale”, 33 special needs students aged between 6 to 16 years old showcased a heart-warming performance which had earned a standing ovation and admiration from the 300-strong crowd.
The preparation which took 1 month was executed beautifully with the help of dedicated teaching staff at Taarana. During the 2-hour performance, the students wowed the crowd by showcasing their talent and confidence through some yoga disciplines, dance performances and a fashion show.
“These Children have the strength to overcome challenges and embrace new experiences to create something beautiful whether in music or other domains. I have always believed that music is not only an art form for entertainment. It can inspire, it can educate, and it can engage people. If you have the heart to care and share, everyone can perform together,” said Datin Sri Umayal Eswaran, Chairperson of Vijayaratnam Foundation.
Also present at the concert were the families of the children, management and staff of the QI Group of companies. The Group’s Executive Chairman, Dato’ Sri Vijay Eswaran who was also present at the concert, paid tribute to the unstinting efforts and dedication of all those who had supported Taarana’s endeavours, especially the teachers for their persistence and perseverance. “To me, the crown jewel of QI Group will always remain Taarana,” he said.
The concert was also a success with assistance from the volunteers of QI Group as part of their SSR activity. It was certainly an eye-opening experience for the volunteers to interact with the special needs children and also to work closely with the teaching staff.