Slum Ping Pong

Uganda

Title
Slum Ping Pong
Status
Ongoing
Project description

Slum Ping Pong works on providing school fees and lunches when possible to children who would otherwise not have access to education or food and it adds education on broader issues of drug abuse, equality, social awareness and tolerance

Aim

To promote positive social change among children living in slums in Uganda through Table Tennis

Target group
Slum kids at school students under 16
Foundation funding
30,500 €
Partners

Police Children School, Home of Joy Salvation Army School (home for children with disabilities), Railway Children Primary School

Context:

Poverty is prevalent in large areas of Kampala. Few opportunities for children, the country’s greatest resource, and hope for a better future exist in these areas. Although the Uganda government has announced free education for all children at primary school level, parents or guardians are still expected to pay tuition fees, when many simply do not the finances to do so. This can result in perpetuation of the poverty cycle. Slum Ping Pong (SPP) was founded to offer hope to these children and try and break the poverty cycle by offering table tennis, as well as school support where possible, advice and experience, as tools for that change

Project Content:

Slum Ping Pong started offering table tennis at the Railways Primary School, open to all children whether school pupils or not with daily table tennis sessions during term times and training camps during school holidays.
7 coaches work on a voluntary basis working in 3 different schools, including one for children with physical disabilities. 100 slum children take part in the table tennis lessions while coaches are preparing to certify for ITTF Level 2. Thanks to the project, primary education is offered to slum children who would not have the financial possibility or would not see the need to attend school

Objectives:

• To ensure healthy lives and general well-being slum children
• To provide affordable primary quality Education to the children living in the slums
• To promote gender and disability equality in Uganda slums

Expected outcomes:

• 100 slum children receive food, sports shoes and clothing
• Self-esteem, social skills and tolerance among participating children is increased.
• 9 different topics, such as drug abuse, social awareness or tolerance are treated in parallel sessions.



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