February 12, 2019
In 2017/2018, BWF-UN Badminton For All Project had undertaken the work to support the nine African countries such as Benin, Ethiopia, Togo, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe to develop badminton activities in the countries through the Shuttle Time Programme.
More than 45 tutor and 1,111 teachers trained alongside with more than 60,584 pupils participated which includes pupils with disabilities. This initiative had represent the BWF and our vision of badminton as a global and inclusive sport for all. Thank you for all the support from the Republic of Korea, the United Nations, Badminton Confederation of Africa and the nine participated Member Federations from Benin, Ethiopia, Togo, Ivory Coast, Kenya, Lesotho, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe for making this project successful.
The BWF has now released this video showcasing the impact of the project in Uganda.
Coming up next..
In April, the BWF is launching a new project with the International Paralympic Committee and AGITOS Foundation to further develop Para badminton in the African region.
The project in Uganda is 18-28 April 2019 and coincides with the Uganda Para-Badminton International which is a qualifying event for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games.
Several activities will be conducted during the period including:
- Player Development Camp
- Coaches Workshop
- National Classifier Workshop
- Classification of new players
Stay tuned for more exciting activities!