The collaboration between ITTF Foundation and Swaythling Club International aims to promote the sport's benefits, foster development, and have a lasting impact on communities worldwide. With aligned objectives, the partnership focuses on ensuring the continuance of the Emergency Relief Fund and boosting the inaugural World Table Tennis for Health Congress.
Helia Asghari, a table tennis player from Iran, has achieved a remarkable milestone by being selected to participate in the 63rd International Session for Young Olympic Ambassadors, as the sole representative from the Islamic Republic of Iran. Her journey began as a participant in the Rising Stars project, an initiative in Iran supported by the ITTF Foundation's Dream Building Fund powered by GSD, and aims to raise awareness on female rights and promote social inclusion. Helia's selection as the first-ever Irani representative from table tennis at the YOA Session is a testament to her exceptional skills, dedication, and her role in driving positive change within her community.
The ITTF Foundation is excited to announce its partnership with Parkinson's ZA to create a lasting legacy for the local community on the occasion of the ITTF World Table Tennis Championships Finals in Durban 2023, marking the first time the African continent has hosted the prestigious event in over 80 years.
ITTF Foundation and Pro Sport Development celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace together.
The International Day of Sport for Development and Peace is a day for reflection and action. It's a day that reminds us of the power of sport to transform lives, bring people together, and make a difference in our world. For the ITTF Foundation, this day holds a special significance as we celebrate our commitment to using table tennis as a means to promote social change and work towards the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Table Tennis United, the fundraising initiative supported by the International Table Tennis Federation Group operated by the ITTF Foundation, is winding down applications for initiatives affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.