by Julia Tappendorf, ITTF Foundation – Global Programmes and Operations Co-ordinator
Learn more about us! Learn how we are organised. Learn about our Governing Board and our Board of Trustees.
Appreciate the hard work of our staff behind the scenes, as well as on the front line guiding and promoting humanitarian projects worldwide, creating positive social change. Gain an understanding of projects that have focused on women and girls, people with a disability, refugees and those socially deprived.
It is a policy that is very much at the heart of Thomas Weikert, President of both the International Table Tennis Federation and the Foundation,
“Thanks to the establishment of the ITTF Foundation and our high investment in its growth, we can proudly state that our commitment in social responsibility is a leader within the International Sports Federations.” Thomas Weikert
Understand more about our programmes and projects; how is it possible to use table tennis as an enabler for development and peace? How do we implement or support projects on the field? How can we empower them to serve as role models?
Especially, how do we use events such as the World Table Tennis Day to widen the positive social impact of our sport, attracting new players on a grassroots level and making table tennis more popular, universal and inclusive?
Under the guidance of Leandro Olvech, ITTF Foundation Director, new doors are being opened.
“The ITTF Foundation emerged from the social commitment within the ITTF that stems as far back as the Ping Pong Diplomacy in the ´70s or even earlier when the first ITTF President – Ivor Montagu – strived for solidarity by bringing the countries together. This is what makes us unique, compared to any other sporting foundations.” Leandro Olvech
Find out what’s next – how do we plan to focus and work on our future endeavours!
Make absolutely no mistake; no virus will be able to stop us!