| Rokiah Mahmud |
WITH its main objective of educating children with special needs to become more skilled and self-reliant, the Centre for Children with Special Needs (KACA Centre) yesterday launched its Toys Library at their branch in Kampong Kiulap.
As toys help to stimulate the brain and with the development of communication skills, as well as enhancing psycho motor performances, the new library – launched by the President of KACA Centre, Dato Paduka Hj Zainal bin Hj Momin – hopes to teach the children to become more active, interactive, independent and socially adaptable.
KACA Centre’s Managing Director of Hj Awg Abdul Halim shared with the Borneo Bulletin that all the library’s collected toys were donated by generous members of the public in three years.
He also welcomed more donations, not only in terms of toys but also books.
“Using the same concept as a library, the children may borrow some of the toys and bring them home for a period of three or four weeks,” he explained. “(This) indirectly helps parents to save money by not spending too much on toys…”
“In the meantime, the KACA Centre’s Toys Library also provides buggies and wheelchairs for parents or children to use,” he added.
Currently, there are 530 special needs children registered with the KACA Centre at its three branches in the Brunei-Muara, Tutong and Belait Districts.