5 New Projects Selected for DBF'20!
TT Dream Building Fund (DBF) is an annual call for projects using table tennis to support humanitarian projects and promote social welfare across the globe. In 2020, a total of 29 applicants from 20 countries put themselves forward. Subsequently, a shortlist of 10 applicants was presented to an expert panel to assess: eligibility, project quality and capacity to have a positive impact and deliver outcomes. Each of the projects is committed to using table tennis as a means to reach wider humanitarian objectives linked to one United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs). Panel members ranked all 10 projects anonymously, with the top 5 projects being selected for 2020. We Would like to send public congratulations and recognition to the 2020 TT Dream Building Fund recipients!
INTRODUCING THE 5 NEW PROJECTS FOR 2020:
Affective Leadership is a two-year project which aims to promote positive decision making, body care, reduce violence and increase self-esteem to 80 girls a year, including their families and local community, reaching in total 300 people.
Impacting Lives is a three-year project which aims to transmit Olympic values such as friendship, excellence and respect with children and young people in national schools from the most vulnerable and impoverished areas of the country.
Asoba & NK Foundations (Kweikuma and Ofankor Community, Ghana)
EduDrive Table Tennis is a three year project which aims to promote education and encourage school attendance among children who are at risk of dropping out in poor/slum communities, and to motivate those who have dropped out to re-enrol.
Community Table Tennis is a two-year project which aims to empower 250 boys and girls to become gender-sensitive, confront harmful gender-based stereotypes and impact gender-perceptions of peers, family members and schoolteachers.
Tonga Table Tennis Federation (Tongatapu, Tonga)
Smash Down Barriers is a three-year project which aims to improve the quality of life for persons with disability in remote villages on the main Island of Tongatapu.
We would like to thank all the applicants for putting forward high-quality proposals and demonstrating a commitment and willingness to use table tennis as a vehicle for development. The next round of applications will open during the second half of 2020.
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