Pacific Radiance lends helping hand to SMARTER

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LOGISTICS company Pacific Radiance Ltd yesterday donated $2,000 to the Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources (SMARTER Brunei).

The donation was presented by the firm’s Executive Director Asekqi Mornie Jumat to the President of SMARTER Brunei, Malai Hj Abdullah Hj Malai Othman.

Prior to the handing over of the mock cheque, Malai Hj Abdullah showed the entourage of Pacific Radiance Ltd around their new centre at Kg Mata Mata.

They were also shown how the classes were conducted.

Asekqi said that the visit to the centre enabled his staff to know more about autism and the organisation itself.

Malai Hj Abdullah said that the donation will be used to sustain the organisation.

“We also need to pay our staff in which we have not been able to for several months. We still need help from other organisations…” he said while expressing his sincere thanks to Pacific Radiance Ltd.

Previously, it was reported that SMARTER employs 48 people, of which 23 are Bruneians.

Malai Hj Abdullah said that there are plans to improve the facilities in the new centre such as constructing connecting walkways and a swimming pool for their students.

SMARTER Brunei moved to its new centre in May.

It accommodates more than 50 students aged 12 years and below.

Currently, there are three SMARTER centres in the Sultanate.

Two of them are located in Kg Mata-Mata and Kg Jangsak (for adults) and one is located in the Belait district.

Among the organisations and companies that have contributed to the centres were Yayasan Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah (YSHHB), Lim Kun Yuan Charity for Autism along with Kingston Creamery & Beverage, D’Sunlit Sdn Bhd, DST and Syarikat Perniagaan Malar Setia.

The Brunei Times