New Zealand has one of the highest statistics for child abuse and negligence. As part of IFMA’s social responsibilities and activities, this is an important issue for prevention and raising awareness and funds for support programs.
Former Muaythai champions and superstars, who now have families of their own, have joined forces to participate in this event. They have volunteered to put on the gloves again for this special night, to raise money and awareness. Seventy-five percent of proceeds will be donated towards “Child Matters” which will go towards their awareness programmes, education and training programmes and youth and families support.
Child Matters will be conducting their own training programme for coaches and gyms working with children, to create awareness, recognise the signs of abuse and demonstrate ways in which the Muaythai family can change communities.
A very special thank you must go to the New Zealand Muaythai Federation and all the former champions. They are champions not for the belts they have won but for what they are doing in their lives and communities. Sport can make a difference.
Visit the Child Matters website: http://www.childmatters.org.nz/