Ping Pong Ba Dame in East Timor

East Timor

Title
Ping Pong Ba Dame
Status
Completed
Start date
2010
Project description

The program was launched with inauguration ceremonies with 6 NGOs bringing in a World Champion as a role model. Afterwards a training camp was organised with all children together, playing but also with games to promote the integration. One of the NGOs gathers people with a disability. The children received table tennis classes twice a week by a local coach funded by the program

Aim
  • To provide sport opportunities and education of values through sport for children from impoverished neighbourhoods
  • To bring together children from different neighbourhoods in a society devastated by the conflicts
  • To include and integrate people with a disability
Target group
Children and Youth, People with a disability
Partners

Peace and Sport, Butterfly, Foundation for Global Sports Development, 6 local NGOs, ACF, Center for integration of disabled, Youth Peace Club Timor Leste, Plan Timor Leste, Hamahon and Comoro Youth Center, East Timor Table Tennis Federation

Context:

One of the main problems in East Timor is the violence among neighbourhoods as a result of past conflicts. It includes gangs of youngsters using martial arts. The problem is that many children and adolescent join gangs and stop going to school and practicing sport. Sport infrastructures are not really developed in the country and sport does not represent a priority for the government and the family. However the ITTF and Peace and Sport together, playing but also with games to promote the integration. The purpose was to provide table tennis classes twice a week by a local coach funded by the program

Project Content:

Providing courses to children and people with a disability at least twice a week and offering an opportunity to practice sport

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