IFMA using sports to inspire deviant youth in Kazan

school1_4It goes without saying that the five foundational pillars in the sport of Muaythai of Respect, Tradition, Honour, Excellence and FairPlay go beyond the field of play. IFMA prides itself in it’s social projects, initiatives and collaborations, with it’s main campaign Sport Is Your Gang, under patronage of Peace and Sport spanning 70 countries across all continents, not to mention active awareness and youth development programmes with UN Women and UNESCO. IFMA ensures that social initiatives stay at the heart of all our national federations in not only making it constitutional for each NF to have social involvement, but also in dedicating a number of days at every event towards special programmes for social and cultural exchange.
It was a special privilege and opportunity in special cooperation with the city of Kazan upon an initiative of the Deputy of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation for a joint project in cooperation with the Russian Muaythai Federation in the regional Tatarstan muaythai federation to visit Raifa Secondary School for deviant youth. This is one of IFMA’s important missions to connect directly to young people that have walked the wrong path, to help them find the right one.  Read More

IFMA boosts collaboration with UN Women

A productive meeting took place between IFMA’s Social Responsibility Unit and UN Women’s UNiTE Asia Pacific team to discuss further cooperation. IFMA has been proud partners with UN Women especially in their UNiTE to End Violence Against Women Campaign since the signing of the MoU in 2013, which has led to worldwide awareness campaigns, through events, national federations and athletes.  Read More