The International Federation of Muaythai Amateur (IFMA) and the Alliance of Independent Recognised Members of Sport (AIMS) have hosted a charity event for displaced children here at the SportAccord Summit in the Thai capital Bangkok.
The two governing bodies organised for displaced children from neighbouring Myanmar to be taken out of the country's refugee to participate in a variety of sport-related activities for three days at this week's SportAccord Summit.
The event is being seen as a significant event in international relations as it is the first time that children from a Myanmar camp have been formally taken into Thailand.
Today’s activity, which took place at the Arnoma Grand Hotel, saw the children create paper crafts which included symbols of AIMS federations.
These crafts, which are signed by the children with their name and country of origin, will be put in frames and sold to raise money, which will enable local sports clubs to travel to competitions.
Over the next few days, the children will participate in various other Muaythai-related activities, including trying out the sport itself.
This is the first time that such an event involving children has taken place at the SportAccord Summit and it is hoped that they will be enthused by sport and have an experience outside of the camp, showing them what they can have in life.
The IFMA received confirmation at Monday's International World Games Association General Meeting, which took place here at SportAccord, that they would be on the programme for the World Games 2021 in Birmingham, Alabama.