Mbale Tigers is a table tennis club in Uganda that combines the sport and education for children. The project sarted in 2005 conducted training courses at targeted pilot schools using locally made tables, together with equipment purchased through the ITTF Goodwill Fund
To use both table tennis and education for gaining the psychosocial development for youths
Mbale Tigers, TWIGA (Swedish NGO), SIDA (Swedish International Development Agency)
The illiteracy rate was really high in Uganda due to the fact that the school was too expensive for the local population. Moreover, the infrastructures were destroyed during the civil war that happened recently. Both young boys and girls did not get access to school and sport facilities and it caused an improvement of juvenile crime. Few organizations decided to solve this problem by providing physical education sessions to young school children. That was the case and still be the case of the Mbale Tigers Table Tennis Club based in Mbale, Uganda. They started giving courses in several schools by using table tennis in order to engage children into sport participation and make them discover a sport activity
Target more children 6-18 years rural Uganda in primary and secondary schools and their communities.