The International Federation of Muaythai Amateur and the World Muaythai Council have been involved in two charity projects since their inauguration. “Muaythai Against Drugs” is established in over 50 countries and promotes awareness of the dangers of drugs and the fostering of positive influences in the lives of youth today.
In cooperation with Peace and Sport another important project has been instituted to help guide youth to healthier and safer life choices, “Sport Is Your Gang”. This project aims to take youth from troubled backgrounds and provide them with a sense of belonging in the family of sport, away from gang affiliation.
As Muaythai is gaining world popularity and is aiming for IOC recognition, the World Muaythai Council and the International Federation of Muaythai Amateur has a very strategic Youth program in Place, which is implemented in over 100 countries.
Participation in sports is indisputably beneficial in fostering responsible social behaviours, greater academic success and an appreciation of personal health and fitness. It is the aim of the WMC and IFMA to give the children an important sense of belonging. This is very important especially in our Muaythai against Drugs campaign which aims to steer kids away from gang life.
We as the world organisation are charged with this responsibility as we play a major role in determining whether or not youth will have a positive experience in our sports program.