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Tennis News of Monday, 1 June 2020

Source: Edu Drive Project

Table Tennis Foundation donate coronavirus relief items to two NGOs

On Friday, 29th May 2020, the Asoba foundation in Ofankor received covid-19 relief items which include liquid soap, hand sanitiser, tissue paper, gloves, cooking oil and rice from ITTF foundation.

The items were presented to the families by Ishmael Abraham Armah, who is the vice president of the project ‘smash covid-19 away’ and the ceo of NK Foundation.

In his remarks, Ishmael Abraham Armah outlined the hardships covid-19 has brought to the country which has affected all sporting activities including Table Tennis as the reason for the donation. Asoba and NK Foundations in collaboration with the International Table Tennis Federation Foundation presented these items to help ease the difficulties this pandemic has brought to the families.

Again he stressed on the need to keep the kids safe in this difficult time and constantly practice the protocols and measures put out by the government and World Health Organisation.

Dr Kwasi Ofori-Anti of the National Covid-19 Intensive Care Unit was the special guest for the program. He educated the gathering on Covid-19 and discussed with the parents of the kids the best ways to keep safe.

Charles Tachie-Menson, Executive member of Ghana Table Tennis Association appealed to all and sundry to support the good works of Asoba and NK Foundations to continue to reach out to more kids and families in distress.

Mr Divine Nkrumah, a table tennis enthusiast offered advice to the kids of Asoba Foundation. He adviced the kids to take their education seriously since table tennis and academics go hand in hand. He pleaded with the parents to encourage their kids to play table tennis because of the enormous benefits derived from playing table tennis.

Coach of Asoba Foundation, Dora Sarpong appealed to all Ghanaians to help put up a structure for the kids of Asoba Foundation. She was grateful for the support received so far from benevolent people to the Foundation. She further said the tables for training the kids are left at the mercies of the weather and there is no place for them to pack to after training. Asoba Foundation has over sixty cadet players including national female cadet champion Emmanuella Yaa Kyere.

President of Ghana Table Tennis Association, Mawuko Afadzinu was grateful to the International Table Tennis Federation for their kind gesture.

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