Rakum School – An oasis of hope

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Acharya Shri rakum


The Acharya Shri Rakum School for the Blind is a school for the blind and the underprivileged, in Bengaluru, India.

The founder, Acharya Shri Rakum, has been a familiar face in the region since the early 1980s, when he exploded onto the Indian martial art scene with Kyokushin Karate, a strong full contact fighting art. Acharya Rakum went on to break world records and establish a wide base for the martial art in India. In 1998, he realised his dream of “using the explosive power of Kyokushin Karate to create beauty” and founded the Acharya Shri Rakum School for the Blind.


Rakum School


The school has in time evolved to become a centre of inclusive learning, with the visually impaired studying and living with sighted children, who come from underprivileged families. It is a 100% free residential school, with over 500 kids in their centres at Indiranagar, Arkavathy and Devanahalli. The beauty of…

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