The ITTF Foundation opened the registrations of the inaugural TT4Heatlh Festival, including the World Parkinson's Table Tennis Championships, the World Alzheimer's Table Tennis Championships and the World Table Tennis for Health Congress, an expansion of the already successful World Parkinson’s Championships.
As we celebrate International Women's Day, the ITTF Group confirms its commitment to empowering women in all their diversity and promoting a gender-equal sport every day of the year. Whether it's staff, athletes, sports leaders or elected officials, gender equal participation in table tennis is the basis for a sustainable future for our sport. Through the ITTF, the ITTF Foundation, and World Table Tennis, significant strides have been made to make table tennis more inclusive and diverse, but more needs to be done within all entities.
We are excited to announce that on February 9th, 2023, the INTERACT Plus project was successfully kicked off with the first project partner meeting. INTERACT Plus is being funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union.
The ITTF Group has activated its Emergency Relief Fund making it readily available to Turkish and Syrian table tennis communities following the devastating earthquake that recently hit the two member associations.
Naulo Ghumti Nepal, one of the recipients of the Dream Building Fund powered by GSD, aims to assist members of the rehabilitation centre in their social re-integration along with their substance abuse recovery. The three-year project targets both individual change through self-awareness and empowerment, while bolstering community acceptance of the centre through sport.
The International Table Tennis Federation held a Gender and Diversity meeting in Durban to discuss the importance of promoting gender and diversity in their organisation. The meeting signalled a major step forward in the organisation’s dedication to promoting inclusiveness and diversity within the sport.
ITTF Foundation Programmes Team conducted a capacity building workshop for our Dream Building Fund projects to increase and strengthen participants’ knowledge on Monitoring and Evaluation to enhance the use of Table Tennis for Development.