Acharya Sri Rakum School for the Blind is a Free Residential School for the Visually Impaired and for the Sighted-under privileged was started in 1998. The school starts from Nursery and goes up to the Postgraduate level, preparing the students to face competitive entrance exams like the Civil services and take up jobs and be mainstreamed in society.
The School believes in an integrated approach where both blind and sighted children study and grow up together. The training imparted includes reading and writing through Braille and mobility training for totally blind children. The children are educated and go through the regular school curriculum and also learn Carnatic music, Bharatanatyam, sports, yoga, karate, singing, cooking and abacus. Vocational skills are also important and we endeavor to build the children’s social skills and confidence.
There are three branches in Bangalore located at Indiranagar, Devanahalli and Arkavathy Layout. The total strength of the school is about 800 students. All facilities offered by the school are free and the school meets its expenses from contributions and donations from well-wishing people.
The founder, Acharya Rakum ji, has been a familiar face in Bangalore, helping and supporting the needy. Seeing the need that children with disabilities faced, he began the school with a handful of students at Indiranagar. The children are provided with education, physical activities, like yoga, karate, games, good food, clothing, and shelter.
Acharya Rakum shares his values that help the children grow in the society. His teachings are taken from the various philosophies and texts of Indian origin. He uses the Zen Philosophy and the Zen style of teaching, sharing and inculcating values through stories and a lifestyle that he has demonstrated and can be followed.
This is the main branch of Sri Rakum School for the Blind, started small in 1998 with just three students, we now have over 100 students. Starts from preschool going up to post graduation, students are also trained in social skills, yoga, karate and other vocational skills.
The school at Devanahalli has around 500 children who come from the surrounding 26 villages. Classes start from Nursery and go up to the tenth standard. The School also runs a Goshala (cow shed) and has an attached Health Care Centre.
The Arkavathy Layout School is for younger children from the surrounding areas. It has LKG and UKG for kids from the age group of 2.5 years to 6 years. As they grow they are given the choice to study at the Devanahalli or Indiranagar School.
Rakum School for Blind has been a Lifesaver for many below poverty blind children. Acting as helping hand, Rakum aims to provide quality education for these kids. The school which initially started in a small apartment in Bangalore has grown big managing three schools in Indiranagar, Devanahalli and Arkavathy Layout. With the pure intention of serving the needy, Rakum now is growing as a tree. R ...Read More
For 10 years, Rakum School at Arkavathi layout has educated and raised thousands of blind and sighed underprivileged children. The School provided them with free uniforms, food, and shelter along with free education. Now the land on which the school stands is for sale. We want your generous donations to buy the land and continue here. Kindly donate for this cause and make sure these small kids a ...Read More