BWF’s continued commitment towards sport development and peace saw another two orphanages in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, benefit last year.
Through its collaboration with American Association of Malaysia, BWF donated two dryers and two washing machines worth RM5,500 to Rumah Hope in July.
Rumah Hope had earlier participated in the BWF Coaching Clinic in conjunction with the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace in April 2019.
An amount of RM3,300 was also donated to Rumah Kasih Harmoni in March 2020.
Both orphanages were invited to participate in the BWF Coaching Clinic in 2020 but the activities had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 global pandemic.
BWF Development Officer Erica Khoo said: “Last year, we put in place a plan for a pilot project of delivering a coaching clinic and a Shuttle Time Teachers course to more than four orphanages in Malaysia. This project is aligned with BWF’s Vision of ‘giving every child a chance to play for life’.
“However, the project was forced to be put on hold due to the pandemic. We are looking to kickstart the project once the situation is much more feasible, hopefully in 2022.”
In 2019, BWF hosted the charity coaching clinic with two homes for underprivileged children.
Six volunteer coaches along with BWF staff provided a simple introduction to the sport to 74 children from Rumah Hope and Rumah Ozanam through the BWF Shuttle Time Schools Programme.
The initiative was held to coincide with the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace and aimed at providing the children a fun experience of badminton.