A non-governmental organization (NGO) in Brunei has been promoting the rights and safety for people with autism and helping them become employed.

The NGO Society for the Management of Autism Related issues in Training, Education and Resources (SMARTER) Brunei opened the Bistro and Cafe in Kampong Sungai Hanching in Bandar Seri Begawan, where its founder spoke about the employment of people with autism, the Borneo Bulletin reported.

The Bistro & Cafe is run by people with autism as well as SMARTER Brunei volunteers.

Malai Haji Abdullah, the founder of SMARTER Brunei, said the group had been promoting the employment of people with autism to fulfill their primary objective of building a more inclusive society.

According to Abdullah, the NGO had set up four types of categories of employment, each catering to different people’s needs. He also thanked the relevant government bodies for their support and added that the public needed to be more involved for Brunei to be a more accepting nation.