Singapore among WOA grant awardees

Singapore among WOA grant awardees

Lausanne, Switzerland, June 15, 2020: The Singapore branch of the World Olympians Association is among the recipients of the WOA 2020 Grant awardees.

Singapore is included in the 2020 Service to Olympians Grant awardees in the list announced by the WOA on June 12.

The grant is for Olympians Singapore’s Website for Singapore’s Olympians which will help create a live resource to tell the stories of Olympians to inspire future generations.

The other two awardees in this category are Zambia’s Refugee, Youth and Street Kids Sports Programme and Puerto Rico’s Education for Olympians.

Communities around the world will start to benefit from the projects selected for this year’s WOA Grants Programme.

The successful Olympian-led projects receiving funding from WOA are wide-ranging including a project-leader training programme to help refugees in Zambia, a cycle to school scheme to reduce the number of children dropping out of school in Costa Rica, promoting Olympic values and environmental protection to young people in Greece and a USA led initiative to enrich the lives of girls through competitive activities in Guinea.

The WOA Grants Programme has helped support more than 50 diverse projects, developed in partnership with NOAs since 2016, including social, environmental and educational programmes.

World Olympians Association President Joël Bouzou OLY said: “We are delighted that we can support the inspirational work of Olympians across the world. The challenges that many communities have already faced this year make the work that these projects will be carrying out even more essential.

“WOA supports Olympian-led projects that make a real difference to people’s lives.  We are pleased to be able to help bring these inspirational initiatives to life.” 

There are over 100,000 living Olympians throughout the world and 148 National Olympians Associations spread across all five continents.