Dream Building With Refugees

What we do

Through the Dream Building with Refugees initiative the ITTF Foundation supports and implements projects with the aim to:

  • Provide relief through a regular, fun physical activity of table tennis
  • Create a safe space for dialogue and build friendships through a shared activity
  • Offer the identity of an athlete, player and challenge perceptions of refugees
  • Build skills in which individuals can see tangible progress and development
  • Grow competences by providing access to coach or umpire training, where possible
  • Time and space with refugee role models to promote resilience, dignity, hope and dreams

This work is only possible thanks to dedicated project leaders and/or coaches from the communities both in refugee camps and in host countries.

Supported projects

Dream Building with Refugees - Azraq Camp

Points that tear down barriers - Northern Ecuador

Serving for inclusion - Alkmaar, the Netherlands

Nittaku Dream Building with Refugees - Za'atari Camp

Global Compact on Refugees Signatory

Since December 2019, the ITTF Foundation has signed the Global Compact on Refugees pledge, making commitments:

  • To promote and ensure access for all refugees, without distinction of any kind, to safe and inclusive sporting facilities
  • To increase availability and access to organised sports and sport-based initiatives for refugee and hosting communities, actively considering age, gender, ability, and other diversity needs
  • To promote and facilitate equal access to and participation of refugees in sporting events and competitions at all levels

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Part of the IRTS network

The ITTF Foundation is part of a new network of individuals and organisations specialising in Integration of Refugees Through Sport (IRTS).

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