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Promoting inclusion in Fijian communities through table tennis / Credit: Fiji Table Tennis Association

Promoting inclusion through table tennis

The Smash Down Barriers program in Fiji aims to promote inclusion across the community, educating the public and showcasing the skills of individuals with disabilities through events, school programs and table-tennis-specific para development groups.

Fiji has made large steps forward in its activities to promote education and equal opportunity for disabled individuals in society. Fiji Table Tennis Association has opened many doors and empowered many individuals, bringing positivity and respect towards disabled members of the community. The Smash Down Barriers program will continue to improve and expand efforts to assist more people with disabilities, women and girls, youth, and communities to be empowered and live healthier lives. 

Fiji Table Tennis Association will continue to build from a successful foundation of work to educate youth and communities to be more accepting and have positive perceptions towards individuals with a disability. Continued efforts will be made towards promoting equal opportunities, health and wellbeing, and activities for all disabilities, irrespective of any physical, intellectual, visual or auditory impairments. 

Community activities and events to be celebrated within the program and wider community to raise awareness include international days of celebration for Peace, Friendship, Zero Discrimination and Equality for Women, and the International Deaf Awareness Day. 


For more information about Smash Down Barriers (Fiji) please use the contact details below.

Fiji Table Tennis Association
Dhirish Kumar
Operations Manager

Smash Down Barriers 
Jessica MacAskill
Regional Program Manager/ITTF-Oceania High Performance Development Manager

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