Project of The Month

Surinamese and Badminton

Badminton is first of all a ludic sport, easy and accessible at any age. It allows the child or the adolescent to practice an intensive sport while preserving his joints thanks to the lightness and the handiness of the equipment, to improve his psychomotor capacities by the originality of the trajectory of the shuttlecock and […]

Balloons and Badminton: Smashing Stigma in Fiji

Horror stories of children with disabilities living in shame are gradually being replaced with stories of success in Fiji, and badminton, albeit a barely-recognisable version of the superfast sport, is playing an important part in this life-giving transition. It is a scene of pure joy. Two teens pretend they are playing a rocking guitar solo [...]

Shuttle Time with Special Olympics Brunei Darussalam (SOBD)

“It was impressive that; badminton competition was run successfully with the support by Brunei National Badminton Association and Special Education Unit of Ministry of Education. Hope these supports can be continue in the future for further development programme.” – Md Zuno Kartono bin Hj Ali, Shuttle Time Coordinator for Brunei Darussalam

Badminton for All Project in Africa

The first phase of the ‘Badminton for All’ project between BWF and United Nations Office on Sport for Development and Peace (UNOSDP), involving tutors from nine African countries, was completed successfully in late February. Thanks to this BWF-UNOSDP partnership, which highlights sport’s role as a low-cost, high-impact tool in humanitarian, developmental and peacebuilding efforts, Tutor [...]

Badminton Shines on International Women’s Day

Over 100 women and girls gathered at the National Stadium in Dhaka on March 8 for a special celebration for International Women's Day hosted by the Bangladesh Badminton Federation. The Australian Government is proudly supporting the Shuttle Time Bangladesh under the Asia Sports Partnership small grant fund and for International Women's Day Teachers Training Course [...]

Badminton Commitments to Encourage Peace & Social Cohesion

Every sport has its own specific nature, which can provide a unique solution to the diverse needs of particular communities. This is certainly the case for badminton, whose educational values and benefits we intend to use to benefit vulnerable populations in Colombia and East Timor. This partnership with the BWF will allow us to be even more targeted and appropriate in operations we run in these two countries that have long suffered and deserve support in their efforts towards peace.

Italy: A Massive Increase in Kids Participation

Background The BWF Shuttle Time Schools Badminton Programme provides the national federations with a system, a set of tools and models to implement school badminton nationally. It also offers teachers around the world access to badminton teaching resources in 17 languages and the opportunity to undertake face-to-face training to develop the skills and knowledge to […]

Romania: Preserving health by increasing physical activity level

Among the factors acting as burden to health, physical inactivity ranks fourth as a risk for all-cause mortal and sixth the risk factor for loss disability in adjusted life years. Unhealthy diets and physical inactivity are key risk factors for the major noncommunicable diseases such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes. Based on that fact, in […]

Cook Islands: Every child has a right to play

In a message for 2014 International Children’s Day, United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon said, “the one thing all children have in common is their rights. Every child has the right to survive and thrive, to be educated, to be free from violence and abuse, to participate and to be heard.”

Tonga: A Tool for Health and Well-being

The Shuttle Time programme in Tonga has been closely monitored by TNBA, BO and Pacific Sports Partnerships staff. Findings conclude that badminton has had a positive impact on physical activity levels and health of children in Tonga.

Nepal: Sports for Health, Sports for Nation

Shuttle Time Nepal promotes social inclusion through participation in badminton for women, girls and people with disabilities. We use sport and play to build resilience in children, promote peace-building and support ongoing efforts in basic education, sport education, disaster recovery and risk reduction.