From October 17th to November 10th 2019, we opened the Dream Building Fund for the second time since its inception and received applications from every continent. After a thorough screening process, the expert Panel selected 5 projects to receive support from 2020. A public announcement will be made once agreements have been finalised with the successful applicants.
Sincere and wholehearted gratitude to Mr. Willi Lemke, in particular, for the special donation of the first table tennis table he donated to HONECRIC in 2012 to support their work at Kijonjomi primary school after seeing the improvisations of local tables they were using back then.
The main objective is to provide the opportunity for children and young people, especially the underprivileged and those who are at risk of offending, to realise their potential and enjoy a passion for sport. Thus, one day they can become national athletes or work in the sporting world.
In January 2019, the first edition of the table tennis #DreamBuildingFund had been launched and six successful projects from across Africa, Europe, Latin America and North America were selected. As we continue to provide support and guidance, we also hope to highlight their milestones and progress.
The first complete and official year of the ITTF Foundation comes to an end; time to reflect on the inaugural year of the ITTF Foundation. An amazing year has come to an end and we are more than thankful for everything achieved in 2019.