In words, images, figures, and infographics, this report details the results that the ITTF Foundation has achieved in the first quarter of 2021, together with our generous partners and project leaders, dedicated global Promoters and the Table Tennis community worldwide.
With the TableTennisUnited Fund, donors worldwide and the ITTF Group are sending help where it is needed the most. In Uganda, the Fund has helped Mimi’s Tables, a local NGO to support underprivileged children in Naguru, Kampala through the Covid-19 hardship.
ITTF Foundation and The Foundation of Global Sports Development (GSD) have announced a four-year extension of the current partnership to further support social initiatives through the Dream Building Fund powered by GSD.
Celebrated on Tuesday April 6, World Table Tennis Day (WTTD), has come and gone but, most importantly, this year’s theme, promoting female participation in all areas of the sport, is having a significant effect.
2020 was particular in many ways. As Covid-19 been declared as a pandemic, ITTF Foundations and our partners worked side by side with the Table Tennis community to overcome the obstacles that keep those in need from getting help. By the end of 2020, the mid-term mark of the ITTF Foundation’s 2019-2021 strategic plan, 70 percent of the targets set out were already achieved.
The changemaker series are a set of interviews that look to move the spotlight from the usual “project impact and outcomes” of our regular work. This is an opportunity to illustrate the humans behind the projects – those who choose to go above and beyond. We hope it will inspire others to do the same and serve as testimony that however big or small your dream, it is possible to bring positive social change to your community. These are the everyday heroes in the Dream Building Fund Programme.
Thanks to our dedicated organisers and Promoters, World Table Tennis Day 2021 (WTTD) ended in a high note. With FEMpowerment being the centre message this year, the Table Tennis community worldwide celebrated gender equality and inclusiveness with inspiring events on April 6th.