Show of skills at Friendship and Peace workshop

Izah Azahari

Seventeen students from Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources (SMARTER) Brunei and three from the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Brunei Darussalam participated in a painting workshop themed ‘Friendship and Peace’ at JoArt Gallery in Kiulap yesterday.

Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Brunei Darussalam Homeira Rigi Zirouki, SMARTER Brunei Acting President Pengiran Zamri bin Pengiran Haji Bujang and SMARTER Brunei Acting CEO Sharifah Adila Surya binti Malai Haji Abdullah were also present.

JoArt Gallery founder and art instructor Jo Jo Yim conducted the workshop. Charge D’Affaires at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Brunei Darussalam Afsaneh Ebrahimi said the workshop was held to commemorate the 42nd anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution and the National Day of Iran.

“Today, at this friendly event, we are honoured to host SMARTER Brunei and autism families. We are proud to hold the most important national ceremony of our country in Brunei Darussalam with the presence of these loved ones,” she said.

The event hoped to help individuals with autistism increase their abilities and fulfil their dreams.

A charity art exhibition will also be held at the SMARTER EDGE Centre in Gadong tomorrow, to mark the 42nd anniversary of the Islamic Revolution’s victory.

Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Brunei Darussalam Homeira Rigi Zirouki, SMARTER Brunei Acting President Pengiran Zamri bin Pengiran Haji Bujang, SMARTER Brunei Acting CEO Sharifah Adila Surya binti Malai Haji Abdullah and Charge D’Affaires at the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Brunei Darussalam Afsaneh Ebrahimi viewing the finished paintings. PHOTO: IZAH AZAHARI