Quota International of Ba celebrated its 34th anniversary on Wednesday, February 23. The function was held at Ba Hotel with officials from the local government, business, and NGO community. The Chief guest for the evening was Mrs. Ela Tukutukulevu, Senior Social Welfare Officer, North Western. She highlighted on the approaches government has in place to assist people of low income earnings to reduce poverty statistics in Fiji.
Quota International Incorporated Ba is a NGO that was charted on February 19, 1977. It is part of an international NGO consisting of 14 member countries and more than 300 clubs.
The mission of the club is to improve the quality of life for women and children by achieving goals for development, sustainability, and human rights.
The second mission is improving the lives of deaf, hard-of-hearing, and speech-impaired individuals by providing access to medical assistance without the high medical costs.
The clubs past projects have been providing assistance in the form of education to residence of Ba Hart Village, repairing their flats. They also provided material to start Income Generation project for the Hart ladies. Other projects have been in the form of free hearing clinic to hearing-impaired individuals who have low income earnings and providing assistance during natural disaster and devastation during fire and flood.
The latest five-year term project is the Rural Women’s Development Programme that is to assist the rural clubs in Ba by training them with skills such as handicraft, cooking, pottery, sewing and knitting, screen printing, small scale farming, etc., to help them in income generation.
February 23, 2011