About the Organisation
Pro Sport Development is an award-winning organisation dedicated to using sport for the holistic development of children and youth, through direct implementation of sport and development programs, training of facilitators and evaluating the impact of sport and development programs.
About the Cause
Since September 2015, PSD has been implementing the Community Sports Program in Bhubaneswar, Odisha, working with children from low-income families, studying in under-resourced schools in various slum settlements. PSD utilizes physical activity and multi-sports to aid in the holistic development of children between the ages of 5-15 years, by improving their physical health and well-being as well as social, personality and cognitive development.
Due to the outbreak of COVID-19 and nationwide lockdown that has followed, schools in Bhubaneswar have been closed till at least June 2020 and our programs in the city have come to a halt. However, we are committed to helping the children that we work with, especially in these times of crisis.
In light of this, we have collaborated with the ITTF (International Table Tennis Federation) Foundation to provide soap dispensers and liquid soap to our partner schools to improve their sanitation systems along with providing basic hygiene kits for 800 children and their families from these schools. With these kits, we hope to provide children with the necessary tools and information to stay safe and healthy during these difficult times.
For this collaboration, we are looking for video messages from professional table tennis athletes on this COVID-19 relief work in collaboration with the ITTF Foundation. We believe that these videos would be a great source of inspiration for the children and would also generate awareness for the COVID-19 relief work in Bhubaneswar.
The intended beneficiaries for these videos are children and schools that PSD is looking to provide the these basic hygiene kits. PSD will share the video messages with children and their parents through Whatsapp as well as social media platforms.
The intended volunteers for these video messages are professional table tennis athletes. Video messages from 2-3 athletes should take a maximum of 1 hour each to make.