During his ten-day fundraising journey across Slovenia, radio host Miha Deželak played alongside national Olympian Table Tennis player Deni Kozul to raise money for children from disadvantaged families in the country.
Encouraging girls to play Table Tennis recently appeared most prominently in Ghana, with the promotion of the 2021 ITTF Foundation FEMpowerment campaign; one of the country’s star players Derek Abrefa decided to take the action to a local school.
The ITTF Group started the TableTennisUnited Fund in 2020 to support the Table Tennis community worldwide through the ordeals that Covid-19 has brought upon us. We have once again witnessed the power of unity spreading across the Atlantic, as the Fund ensures the training continues for players with disabilities in Argentina and Germany during financial draughts caused by the pandemic.
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.