Friday, 17 May 2024

BWF News

The BWF-UN Badminton For All project continues to bring lasting benefits. In partnership with the United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP), the BWF has been working to promote badminton activities in several African countries, including Benin, Ethiopia, Togo, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Through the Shuttle Time program, more than 45 tutors and 1,111 teachers were trained, enabling them to teach the sport to over 60,500 children, including those with disabilities.

To showcase the project’s impact in Uganda, the BWF has released a video that highlights the positive outcomes. This initiative, funded by a US$87,000 grant from the Republic of Korea and executed through UNOSDP, aims to increase sports participation and physical activity in developing nations while emphasizing the inclusion of individuals with impairments.

BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer expresses that the Badminton for All Project aligns with the BWF’s vision of badminton as a global and inclusive sport for all. He acknowledges the support of the Republic of Korea and the United Nations for their financial contribution and confidence in the BWF to implement a successful and sustainable project.

Honore Zolobe, President of the Federation Ivoirienne de Badminton, describes the project as a divine work that promotes peace in the world.

Looking ahead, the BWF is launching a new project in collaboration with the International Paralympic Committee and AGITOS Foundation to further develop Para badminton in the African region. This project coincides with the Uganda Para-Badminton International, which serves as a qualifying event for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. During the 18-28 April 2019 timeframe, various activities will take place, including player development camps, coaches workshops, national classifier workshops, and the classification of new players.

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The BWF remains committed to the global development of Para badminton, marking its debut at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.

To learn more about the BWF-UN Badminton For All project, refer to the full report here.

FAQs

Q: What is the objective of the BWF-UN Badminton For All project?
A: The project aims to develop badminton activities in African countries, promote sports participation, and emphasize the inclusion of individuals with impairments.

Q: How many teachers and tutors have been trained under the Shuttle Time program?
A: Over 45 tutors and 1,111 teachers have received training, enabling them to teach badminton to more than 60,500 children.

Q: Which countries have benefited from the Badminton For All project?
A: The project has provided support to several African countries, including Benin, Ethiopia, Togo, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Q: What is the purpose of the upcoming project in Uganda?
A: The project aims to further develop Para badminton in the African region and coincide with the Uganda Para-Badminton International, a qualifying event for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.

Conclusion

The BWF-UN Badminton For All project has proven to be a remarkable initiative, bringing the joy of badminton to communities in African countries. Through partnerships, training, and inclusive activities, this project highlights the positive impact of sports, particularly for individuals with impairments. The support from the Republic of Korea and the United Nations has been instrumental in making this project successful and sustainable. Looking ahead, the BWF remains committed to the global development of Para badminton, with the aim of making its debut at the 2020 Tokyo Paralympic Games.

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