The report highlights the ways in which the ITTF Foundation has lived its core value – solidarity through table tennis – by supporting positive social change through programmes across continents.
As a record of the first 24-hour livestream during World Table Tennis Day on 6th April, the report outlines the Foundation’s efforts to promote gender equality through the FEMpowerment campaign, adhering to the UNSDG 5.1 – End all forms of discrimination against women and girls. As a result, the FEMpowerment message has reached over 85,000 views, with our female Promoters and organisers feeling empowered and the Foundation followers feeling inspired by our materials.
Among many other achievements in the first quarter of 2021, the report provides the latest update on our #TableTennisUnited fund. The fund has been set up to respond to the Covid-19 pandemic, supporting members of the global table tennis community. As of the end of April 2021, 57 donors around the world have joined the campaign’s quest in helping 71 initiatives or individuals getting through this difficult time.
The ITTF Foundation Quarterly Update examines the progress made despite the Covid-19 challenges – as well as the flexibility our project managers and local communities exhibit. Our journey of using table tennis for development continues, as we look forward to the opportunities ahead, beyond the prevailing threat of Covid-19.
The report is available here.