Baha’i Charitable Trust
Organisation: Baha’i Charitable Trust (BCT)
Contact names: Karen Te’o (National Secretary), Alesi Susana Patolo
Phone/Contact #s: 20385, 21353
Post Office box: 1117 Street address: Lelata/Tiapapata
SUNGO Member since: 2006.
The Baha’i Faith came to Samoa in 1954. However the Charitable Trust was set up in 1990 to promote dynamic, unified and progressive thinking communities in Samoa. More than 2000 members country wide involve in various activities that are beneficial to their well beings. Members are often met as frequently as weekly through children, youth and adults educational programmes.
Baha’i Trust is a Not for profit organisation. The support they get to deliver their services is mainly from the Baha'i community and other community organisations that are kind enough to donate in order for them to achieve their organisational functionalities.
In addition, some of the initiatives that can be improved for implementation are through the provision of public information and/or promotion; perhaps some training in administrative skills is ideal to build the capacity of its staffs to execute these activities.
The role of BCT:
- To assist in the spiritual, eduational and social economic development of people for the betterment of themselves and society.
- We run educational programes for children, junior youth, youth and adults.
- Work with Nutrition Centre to develop programs (media) promoting health and well being,
- Work with FAO to promote health,
- Work with youth in creative arts to promote an awareness of any issues affecting young people and communities