YOUR BODY, TAKES CONTROL OF THE SPACE, ITS EXTENSION AND POTENTIAL
SIYG Mexico receives recognition
United Through Sport grants recognition to SIYG Mexico as a social initiative at the SportAccord Congress
SIYG wins the Spirit of Sport Award
Obtaining the Spirit of Sport Award for social campaigns in sports
SIYG stablished in Mexico
Sport is your Gang begin operations in Mexico
IFMA launches Sport is Your Gang
The International Federation of Muaythai Associations is founded
IFMA together with the Organization for Peace and Sports launched in 2011 the campaign called Sport Is Your Gang.
This initiative focuses on young people with difficult conditions and under risk environments, encouraging them to practice Muaythai sport and to participate in dialogue programs to be positively inspired towards personal development and a healthy lifestyle. Instead of becoming part of a gang or having a lifestyle prone to violence, sport becomes a way of life that provides them with a family, a team and a community.
In 2016, Muaythai sport obtained the recognition of the International Olympic Committee, this brings with it the possibility of aspiring to a sports career inspired by the Olympic values: Excellence, Friendship and Respect.
Sport Is Your Gang México launched in 2014 as an initiative of the FEMEM (Federación Mexicana de Muaythai). It begins with a group of 20 children in Mexico City and little by little it expand throughout the country. We are currently in 22 States of Mexican Republic, Honduras, Los Angeles (USA), and Costa Rica.
Sport Is Your Gang México has developed its own methodology with a multilateral approach, which has allowed us to have a greater impact on the community. The Muaythai classes are complemented by conflict resolution sessions and workshops on Human Rights with a gender perspective for the women involved in the program.
In 2016 Sport Is Your Gang México became a member of the network of international organizations allied to Fight For Peace under the Alumni program. This has allowed us to collaborate with other national organizations and share our methodology.
We hope to continue growing throughout Mexico and the American Continent, where every girl, boy, and adolescentis an opportunity to rewrite a story.
SPORT IS YOUR GANG HAS TRANSFORMED
Just as the body changes and grows over time, Sport Is Your Gang has transformed and adapts to new realities and different ways of communicating, since despite the events that we have to live in this 2020 worldwide, SIYG continues forward to seek together with girls, boys, and adolescents, the passion we feel for community and collaborative projects. Our task is to reappropriate the spaces that we had to leave dormant due to the pandemic, and find a new starting point …
Therefore, we have to strengthen our alliances, methodology and ways of transmitting our organization reason of being; just like a body metamorphosis, we migrate to this virtual platform where you will find resources and educational materials with topics such as: conflict resolution, human rights of girls and boys, digital literacy among some others.
You are at home, enjoy it!