Fifita, and many other people with disabilities, grew up limiting their social contact because society is yet inclusive enough to provide equal chances and support networks around them. Our Dream Building Fund 20 project Smash Down Barriers addresses this challenge by creating an inclusive environment through table tennis training. How does this initiative provide a platform for people with disability to support diversity while empowering themselves?
The ITTF Foundation announced the 2024 World Parkinson’s Table Tennis Championships will take place in Hennebont, France. The event will welcome hundreds of players from more than 50 countries in October 2024.
Community Table Tennis (CTT) started in April 2021. The Dream Building Fund 2020 recipient, Pro Sport Development, focuses on using table tennis to teach soft and leadership skills and the concepts of gender, stereotypes, and violence. CTT aims to empower 250 children to become gender-sensitive, confront harmful gender-based stereotypes and impact gender perceptions of peers, family members and schoolteachers.
#TableTennisUnited, the fundraising campaign powered by the ITTF Foundation and sponsored by ITTF and WTT, has extended its support to the city of Mohyliv-Podilskyi, ensuring the training opportunity for the people affected by the current warfare.
The Rising Stars initiative by Spin Club – the only table tennis club in Iran solely for women and girls – is one of the recipients of the Dream Building Fund powered by the Foundation for Global Sports Development (GSD). This initiative aims to mainstream gender equality and promote girls’ rights among young people through table tennis training.
With the support of the Dream Building Fund, Talent4Development (T4D) offers weekly table tennis training sessions that help primary students establish daily routines to better channel their talent and open doors to future opportunities.