Table Tennis for Education

ASA Foundation

The slum areas of North Jakarta, Indonesia, are characterised by extreme poverty and crime, with poor levels of health and education as well as a lack of development, which ultimates in limited possibilities for marginalised people to break out of the cycle of poverty.

Project support start: 01-04-2022
Project location: Pluit, North Jakarta, Indonesia

Targeting 20 teachers and over 4,000 male and female students, the two-year project aims to develop the core competencies of vulnerable youth and adults in the slums. With the help of a blended participatory classroom workshop and youth development methodology, the project works to bring health, life skills, gender equality and circular economy education to the target group. In addition, the project also looks to recruit, train, and employ talented adult beneficiaries to lead the programme in the future.

Contribution to the Global Goals

Target 4.7 By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development

→ Additional contribution to SDG 3 Good health and well-being, SDG 5 Gender equality, and SDG 11 Sustainable cities and communities
  • Individual Change: Participants have improved health and well-being and increased knowledge on gender equality, circular economy and waste management, along with improved table tennis skills.
  • Community Change: Government, schools and communities support a sustainable table tennis-based education development to create cleaner, greener and more sustainable societies.
  • Behaviour and attitudes
    • To create a positive mindset for these kids who will take part in the program, help them believe in themselves and empower them to see a brighter future than they currently think of
  • Knowledge and skills
    • Higher quality of circular economy and waste management together with table tennis development in schools and communities
  • Circumstance, quality of life or well-being
    • Improvement in gender equality and women empowerment
    • Improvement in health, well-being and life skills in schools and communities
    • Cleaner, greener and more sustainable North Jakarta societies
  • At least 80% of teachers have improved understanding in the use of Table Tennis for Development.
  • At least 80% of teachers and youth participants have improved their understanding of circular economy, health, life skills and gender equality education through regular table tennis training sessions in schools.
  • At least 80% of teachers and students have better access to educational material and resources to support their teaching activities/studies.
  • At least 80% of teachers and youth participants have positive experiences through the TT4D training sessions in schools.
  • At least 80% of teachers and youth participants feel the program creates cleaner, greener and more sustainable environments in their schools and communities.
  • Regular consultation and mentoring with education departments, teachers and youth
  • ToT training workshops every 6 months to train and build the capacity of the school teachers on Table Tennis for Development
  • Regular youth training sessions in schools to use table tennis for improved understanding of circular economy, health, life skills and gender equality education
  • Regular monitoring and evaluation activities to enhance the understanding of TT4D training for school teachers

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