Today, we celebrate and spotlight our environment! Why? Because the environment provides all of us with the vital human demands demonstrating the interdependence of humans and nature. Today, we should be reminded to treat the environment like we want to be treated – like a very close friend.
More than two months after the suspension of all ITTF activities due to the Covid-19 pandemic, some countries and regions have shown a decrease in the number of infected people, and governments eased their restrictions. Therefore, ITTF has listed recommendations based on the World Health Organization’s advice to guide and assist all members of the table tennis family to return to an adapted, regular training.
Once again, our work is internationally recognized: We are very grateful to announce that last week Sport Business Awards released this year’s nominees and the ITTF Foundation is shortlisted in two categories.
Through the Table Building project we chose to address, head on, one of the major issues: access to material. By offering a sustainable solution for equipment, we ensure our partners in the field to have dignity, are autonomous and feel ownership of the project and equipment that they build. What better way to start a project?
For many people, going to school may seem quite normal, however for many children around the world getting a secondary education is a privilege: Our Dream Building project HONECRIC enables participants to hope and strive for more.
The ITTF Foundation is relocating funding to alleviate the severe impacts of Covid-19 on their partners in the field. Dream Building Projects – like all projects involving physical contact – have come to a standstill. The communities they are working in are, however, very much ‘alive and kicking’.
In light of Covid-19, our friends and table tennis lovers from Kenya changed their plans for World Table Tennis Day, but achieved the second goal of their event: Waste Management. They cleaned the environment of Kibera Slums (Nairobi) and managed to sensitise the youth on how to properly wash hands to tackle this crisis.