The QuadPara Association of South Africa (QASA) is a non-profit organisation (NPO 000-881) of Quadriplegics and Paraplegics in South Africa. QASA’s mission is to be an effective “co-ordinating, policy-making and supporting organisation striving to prevent spinal cord injury and to improve the lives of quadriplegics and paraplegics by securing resources to advocate, educate, capacitate, support and mobilise.”
QASA’s projects and services include;- advocacy & lobbying ; conducting awareness campaigns on the cause and prevention of spinal cord injury; publication and distribution of information on disability rights; rural outreach; developing social enterprises to sustain individuals and Regional Associations; providing sport and hobby activities; driver training in adapted vehicles, provision of transport, provision of education bursaries and facilitating skills development through internships, computer training, consulting, disability sensitizing and workshops. QASA provides assistive devices, mobility aids and peer support as part of our empowerment responsibilities. Batteries for Quadriplegics using power wheelchairs, and various publications are all in QASA’s stable of products. QASA is sustained by strategic relationships with corporates, social enterprise, the National Lottery Commission and a number of campaigns & events. Some of QASA’s projects generate revenue which services the essential non-revenue generating projects.