As part of World Badminton Day celebrations, BWF hosted a charity coaching clinic with underprivileged children in Selangor, Malaysia on Saturday 2 July 2022.
The project was delivered in partnership with local non-profit organisation, Fuzimagic Goodwill Society.
Two volunteer coaches and two volunteers from Fuzimagic along with BWF staff provided fun and inclusive badminton activities to 30 children (14 boys and 16 girls) from Mega Orang Asli Children’s Home through the BWF Shuttle Time programme.
Home Warden, Mr. Robbert, said: “The children are full of energy and it’s clear they’ve had a lot of fun. Badminton is an excellent activity to keep our children active.”
Volunteers from Fuzimagic added: “Our aim is to provide underprivileged children the opportunity to gain knowledge and experience in agriculture, technology, sport, and environment.
“Getting them to learn badminton is one way we can help provide the children a better life in the future.”
This is the second edition of the BWF CSR Project in Malaysia following the pilot programme in 2019. Unfortunately, the pandemic had interrupted plans in 2020 and 2021.
BWF President Poul-Erik Høyer said the activity was a perfect example of what World Badminton Day represents.
“World Badminton Day provides a unique opportunity for us to simultaneously celebrate and promote the sport we love by encouraging more people to pick up a racket.
“Seeing the smiles of the children is a fantastic outcome and I hope to see more examples of such participation in the coming days.”