Sri Rakum School for the Blind
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|Sri Rakum School for the Blind|
No 421, Sri Krishna Temple Road, Indiranagar
|Principal||Acharya Sri Rakum|
|Number of students||LKG to Post Graduation|
|Information||+91 80 25215253 / 25215705|
Sri Rakum School for the Blind is a blind school in the city of Bangalore, India. It offers free education to blind students from kindergarten to post-graduation. The training imparted includes reading and writing through Braille and mobility training for totally blind children. Pre-school age students with the single disability of blindness are trained early on to prepare them for their eventual completion of school, college and vocational education.
The school was started by Acharya Sri Rakum in June 1998. He left behind a career in martial arts in Japan and India to pursue what he calls the "creative use of his power". He is now the principal. The realization that children who were born blind were shunned and denied opportunities to grow inspired him to start the school. The children hail from villages and tribal belts and come from very poor families. The school is a unique non-governmental organization running entirely on support by patrons and donations by the general public and corporate organizations.