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Taarana kids walk for Independence Day

Kuala Lumpur, 26 August 2011 – The children of Taarana marched proudly in a “Merdeka Walk” in conjuction with Malaysia’s 54th Merdeka Day, which celebrates the independence of the Federation of Malaya from British colonial rule in 1957, celebrated on August 31 each year. The walk was organised to give these children with special needs a better understanding of the concept of merdeka, literally more »

Taarana Open Its Doors

After many months of preparation, TAARANA, Vijayaratnam Foundation’s special needs school in Malaysia, held an Open Day event at its centre in Kuala Lumpur from 10am to 4pm, on 14 May 2011. TAARANA aims to provide quality education facilities for young children between the ages of six and 12 who face challenges with delayed development in academic, social and adaptive skills, also known as more »

The wife of a corporate leader is returning to the stage for a dance performance in aid of children with special needs.

WHAT would it take for a former bharatanatyam dancer who has been away from the spotlight for about 15 years to don her anklets again? In Datin Umayal Eswaran’s case, it was a completely different project very close to her heart that gave her the push to get back onstage: her desire to start a local school for children with special needs. As the more »