Let’s join on a morning of fun and cultural exchange! The event will open with performances that the kids prepared especially for this day. The kids will then be taught the traditional Wai Kru. Adults will also be able to enjoy a muaythai training session! Additionally, everyone will have the chance to engage in sepaktakraw, basketball and table tennis.
This day will also include a special celebration in honour of Olympic Day. A day where all the participants in the Olympic movement celebrates the values of Olympism.
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Time: 9:30am to 12pm
Place:Before the junction, under the Ramintra Expressway, few meters before you reach the U-turn, there is an entrance into the grounds. (see google maps link: https://goo.gl/maps/Y4DynCcSwkQ2)
Dress Code: Sporty casual
What to bring: A good spirit, t-shirt, shorts and a towel
Youth project Grand Opening, in conjunction with Peace and Sport, under patronage of HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco. This project has a goal to construct public sport complexes with free access for all, enhancing inclusive and sustainable urbanisation in the city of Bangkok. Its target is youth from impoverished areas of Bangkok, who have no access to any sporting facilities, with challenged backgrounds, and who run the risk of turning to a deviant, self and civic destructive lifestyle.
The project is in cooperation and partnership with the Bangkok Metropolitan Authority (BMA) and UNESCO.
The facilities will include muaythai, badminton, sepak takraw, basketball and volleyball, allowing kids from challenged backgrounds to practice sports in a free and safe environment.
Over 300 kids will be expected to join us for the opening along with many VIPs. Amongst them are the Vice President of the National Olympic Committee of Thailand, Governor of the Sport Authority of Thailand, WMC and IFMA President, representatives from UNESCO, UNWomen, UNHabitat and RightToPlay, Vice President of GAISF/SportAccord amongst many others.
IFMA has won the Spirit of Sport Awards in 2014 for its social initiatives. Sport Is Your Gang is now established in more than 20 countries, giving opportunities and the freedom of choice for the children with challenged backgrounds.