Individuals with autism participate in work activity

June 12, 2019

STUDENTS of the Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources (SMARTER) Brunei participated in a work activity conducted by Kianbee Company at the Brunei Autism Centre for Adults (BACA) in Kampong Sungai Hanching recently.

Participants were required to stick labels onto bags of Frito-Lay snacks, one of the products sold under Kianbee Company. They were supervised by representatives of the company.

The participants also received festive green packets from Executive Director of Kianbee Company Eileen Lim.

President and founder of SMARTER Brunei Malai Haji Abdullah bin Malai Haji Othman said, “The activity proves individuals with autism can work on simple, repetitive and non-demanding tasks with no deadlines to protect them from any work-related stresses.”

Credits to:
Borneo Bulletin
Fizah Hab

Donations presented to SMARTER Brunei

January 01, 2020

SAMIMA Sdn Bhd recently handed over donations to Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources (SMARTER) Brunei at SMARTER Autism Centre for Adults (BACA) in Kampong Sungai Hanching.

Managing Director of Samima Haji Hidayathullah bin Haji Tajudeen and Manager Mohamed Rafi bin Tajudeen presented the donations to SMARTER Brunei President Malai Haji Abdullah bin Haji Malai Othman.

According to Haji Hidayathullah, the donation was part of Samima Sdn Bhd efforts to give back to the community.

The donation comprised stationery worth BND1,000.

Malai Haji Abdullah also presented the donors with a hamper of cookies baked by SMARTER Brunei students and an Enigma book as thanks.

Credits to:
Borneo Bulletin

BND1,000 donation to SMARTER Brunei

May 24, 2019

THE Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources (SMARTER) Brunei received BND1,000 in cash donation from eSports event management company Game On yesterday.

The donation was presented by Game On Co-Founders Amar Agus Din and Camran Riaz to SMARTER Brunei President Malai Haji Abdullah bin Malai Haji Othman at the SMARTER Brunei Autism Centre for Adults (BACA) in Kampong Sungai Hanching.

Amar said the donation was carried out as part of Game On’s annual corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities.

“We will be donating BND1,000 cash while at the same time introducing games to the kids and adults here,” he said, noting that there was also a donation of food for sungkai by Dapur Nenek Mama.

Credits to:
Danial Norjidi
Borneo Bulletin

BACA gets helping hand from Lions Club BSB

May 08, 2019

MEMBERS of the Lions Club of Bandar Seri Begawan (Lions Club BSB) donated BND500 to the Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources (SMARTER) Brunei Autism Centre for Adults (BACA) in Jalan Muara on Thursday.

Lions Club BSB President Sunil Ramchandani presented the cheque to CEO of SMARTER Brunei Malai Haji Abdullah bin Malai Haji Othman.

The club members were briefed on the centre’s activities and taken on a quick tour to observe the project areas and facilities at the centre.

Malai Haji Abdullah emphasised that the centre uses assistive devices to help autistic students to navigate their daily life activities. The centre’s goal is to teach students how to co- exist with family members at home and with the community.

The centre uses recycled material to create products that can be used as packaging material, Hari Raya gift cards and other reusable items, he added.

Sunil was delighted to collaborate with SMARTER BACA in raising awareness on recycling unwanted products and goods, by encouraging club members to donate used clothes and household equipment to the centre.

Malai Haji Abdullah thanked the Lions Club BSB for its generosity and expressed concern on making the centre sustainable, as donations have dwindled and the centre is barely staying afloat.

The Lions Club BSB is a member of Lions Club International, the largest service organisation in the world with 1.4 million members worldwide. The club is dedicated to serving the community through its five service areas namely: hunger, vision, environment, diabetes and paediatric cancer. However, in general the clubs motto is ‘We Care’ and it has been actively serving the community for the past 49 years since it was first established in November 1970.

Credits to:
James Kon
Borneo Bulletin

Pinoy pride as Cabotage wins SMARTER Charity Bowling finals

April 27, 2019

THE finals for the Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources’ (SMARTER) Brunei first-ever Charity Bowling event was held at the Grand Seria Bowling Centre yesterday.

Themed ‘Let’s BOWL (Be Optimistic With Love) For Autism’, the charity event was organised in partnership with United Architects of the Philippines (Brunei Chapter) and the Pinoy Bowlers Club with the support of the Filipino Association in Brunei Darussalam.

Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Awang Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin was the guest of honour.

In his opening speech, SMARTER Brunei President Malai Haji Abdullah bin Malai Haji Othman said that he had been looking forward to such an activity which prioritises the involvement of the whole family and meets the centre’s ‘Safety, Suitability and Serenity’ motto.

“Because of the turnout to our first bowling event, we will definitely be making the next event bigger,” he said. “This event is actually a follow up to and continuation of the World Autism Awareness Day 2019 celebration. Such events are great for the National Vision 2035 goal of strengthening the family institution and promoting a healthy lifestyle, as well as to foster an inclusive and autism-friendly society.”

Twenty bowlers from across the country – who managed to squeeze past the preliminary rounds of the competition which began in early April – bowled it out against one another for the chance to be crowned champion in a gripping event held in the morning.

William Cabotage from the Pinoy Bowlers Club emerged as champion of the mini tournament after shaking off the spirited challenge of Pengiran Sofidzan bin Pengiran Haji Masri from the Telbru Bowlers, the two bowlers neck-and-neck with each other all the way and even tied with each other at one point with a scratch score of 554.

Finishing the event behind the top two bowlers in ‘second’ place was Siti Zubaidah binti Haji Mahbub from the Brunei Muara Bowling Association (PBBM) with a final scratch score of 553.

The top four bowlers of the event were presented with trophies by the guest of honour.

The remaining finalists were also handed medals to mark their participation in the event.

The guest of honour and other guests also received certificates of appreciation.

Credits to:
Daniel Lim

Borneo Bulletin

Fire & Rescue Dept marks 59th anniversary with charitable activity

THE Fire and Rescue Department Operation ‘C’ branch conducted a cleaning campaign activity at the Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources (SMARTER) Brunei in Kampong Sungai Hanching as part of its charitable drive yesterday.

The activity was led by Commanding Officer for Operation ‘C’ branch Senior Superintendent of Fire and Rescue Pengiran Azizul Rahman bin Pengiran Haji Yusop along with 50 officers and staff of the department.

The charitable activity was also held in conjunction with the 59th anniversary celebration of the Fire and Rescue Department.

It was also aimed at fostering closer ties between the fire and rescue personnel and SMARTER Brunei as well as to expose to the public about the community in need especially those with different abilities like autism while at the same time inculcate the spirit of working together in cleaning the surroundings and beautifying the centre.

The day began with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Acting Superintendent of Fire and Rescue Haji Mustapa bin Haji Mohamad

This was followed by speeches from Senior Superintendent Pengiran Azizul Rahman and President of SMARTER Brunei Malai Haji Abdullah bin Malai Haji Othman.

The event concluded with handing over of used items and gifts to the President of SMARTER Brunei.

Credits to:

Rokiah Mahmud

Borneo Bulletin

Dynasty Restaurant reaches out to SMARTER Brunei

April 16, 2019

DYNASTY Restaurant of Royal Brunei Catering (RBC) presented a cheque to the Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources (SMARTER) Brunei at the charity dinner hosted by celebrity chef Martin Yan in conjunction with the ‘Exclusive Journey with Martin Yan’ as part of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative to help those in need.

General Manager of RBC Haji Jeff Hadiman bin Dato Paduka Haji Danial presented the donation to President of SMARTER Brunei Malai Haji Abdullah bin Malai Haji Othman.

RBC has also donated a portion of the proceeds earned during the ‘Exclusive Culinary Journey with Martin Yan’ Charity Dinner to SMARTER Brunei EDGE Centre.

The donations aimed to help SMARTER Brunei’s continuous effort to provide world-class quality service to individuals with autism.

Credits to:
Rokiah Mahmud

Borneo Bulletin

IWCB opens heart to SMARTER Brunei

April 12, 2019

THE International Women’s Club of Brunei (IWCB) handed over a donation totalling BND1,000 to the Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources (SMARTER) Brunei yesterday.

Eight IWCB members led by its President Ungku Datin Hajah Fanzah binti Haji Osman toured the facilities at SMARTER EDGE Centre in Kampong Mata-Mata, Gadong and handed over the donation to SMARTER Brunei President Malai Haji Abdullah bin Malai Haji Othman.

IWCB was incepted in 1988 to promote social exchange between Bruneian women and the women from the international community in Brunei Darussalam.

The club organises regular talks or presentations, group visits to places of interest within Brunei Darussalam and overseas and also participates in social or sporting activities with other associations to achieve this aim.

IWCB has a particular focus in these activities which is to raise funds for local charities as well as for the needy in neighbouring countries.

Credits to: Borneo Bulletin

https://borneobulletin.com.bn/iwcb-opens-heart-to-smarter-brunei/
 

Smarter Brunei - TelBru Hydroponics Garden Launching

April 01, 2019

Smarter Brunei - TelBru Hydroponics Garden Launching

Sugar Bun 30th Annivaersay

March 14, 2019

SMARTER Brunei was invited to Time Square to celebrate Sugarbun 30th Anniversary and we open a booth for our Bistro

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