| James Kon |
WITH the relocation of the Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Intervention Centre by April next year, the Society for the Management of Autism Related Issues in Training, Education and Resources (SMARTER) Brunei needs financial assistance to bear the cost of moving.
Yesterday, Australian High Commission’s staff and associates presented a collection $2,000 to SMARTER Brunei that comes from the sales of SMARTER Brunei’s calendar amounting to 200 pieces.
The money raised was handed over to SMARTER Brunei President Malai Hj Abdullah bin Hj Malai Othman by Todd Mercer, Australia High Commissioner to Brunei Darussalam.
Currently, there are still 700 calendars available for purchase with each priced at $10 to raise funds for SMARTER Brunei.
SMARTER Brunei’s ASD Intervention Centre is to move to Kg Mata-Mata due to the Ministry of Health’s planned expansion of the Jubli Perak Health Centre, Sengkurong.
The open of the centre is slated for April 2, in line with the World Autism Awareness Day celebration.
With support from LSL Sdn Bhd, the centre will have 12 rooms, 10 of which are classrooms.
A Sensory Processing Activities Area will be located in the middle of the centre.
The new ASD Intervention Centre will cost $111,400.00.
SMARTER Brunei is hoping that sponsors come forward. In appreciation, the classroom would be named after the company.
The sales of the SMARTER Brunei calendar is one of the many steps taken by the charitable organisation.
Other initiatives include selling products freshly baked by the SMARTER Washington Bakery that produces cookies, cakes and candies.
For inquiries on the calendar and cookies, members of the public can contact 8918127, hotline 7172991, ASD 2661830, BACA 2654812.