Minister attends SMARTER triple celebration
| Fadhil Yunus |
IN CONJUNCTION with the 12th anniversary of SMARTER Brunei (Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources), a Hari Raya gathering was held at the Brunei Autism Centre for Adults (BACA) Gift Centre in Kg Jangsak yesterday.
The guest of honour at the event was the Minister of Health, Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awg Hj Adanan bin Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Awg Hj Mohd Yusof.
The President of SMARTER Brunei, Malai Hj Abdullah bin Malai Hj Othman outlined the organisation’s developments over the past year or so leading towards their 12th anniversary.
Minister of Health, Pehin Orang Kaya Johan Pahlawan Dato Seri Setia Awg Hj Adanan bin Begawan Pehin Siraja Khatib Dato Seri Setia Awg Hj Mohd Yusof cutting the cake to mark the launching of the Jollibee Recreation Hall yesterday
President of SMARTER Brunei, Malai Hj Abdullah bin Malai Hj Othman, during his welcoming speech. – PHOTOS: FADHIL YUNUS
“The anniversary provides a clear reflection of informing our stakeholders on the last year or so.”
One of the main highlights of the triple celebration included the launching of the Jollibee Recreational Hall, which is supported and promoted by Jollibee.
Connected with the BACA Gift Centre, the Jollibee Recreational Hall features a pool table, a dartboard, a designated area for board games, a ping pong table, a foosball table and others.
Lively performances by ASD (Autism Spectrum Disorder) students from Sengkurong and KB lifted the crowd with the song “Ya Alif Lagu Raya”, while the BACA students performed “Seloka Hari Raya”.
There were also performances from one of the IWA siblings and parents of SMARTER Brunei, with the song titled “Together We Can Change the World”.
Winners of the “Best Hari Raya Classroom Decoration” were also awarded with prizes.
An exhibition area has also been set up, which is aimed to provide awareness about the centre as well as its developments and activities.