Across Indonesia, the 23rd of July is recognized as National Children’s Day to raise the importance and indispensability of children for the country’s future, and the future of the world.
This year, the Ministry of Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection in Indonesia chose “Anak Terlindungi, Indonesia Maju” (Protected Children, Advanced Indonesia) as the main theme for the National Children’s Day celebration. Through this theme, it is hoped that Indonesian children in the post-pandemic situation will continue to be protected physically, mentally, and get rights, including the right to learn, play, and have fun.
In support of and to celebrate this year’s National Children’s Day theme, Ubud Muay Thai in collaboration with Taman Permata Hati Orphan Center held a fun Muay Thai Introduction training class for their foster children, on Thursday, July 21st 2022. During this Muay Thai training session, children are taught how to defend themselves while also having fun at the same time.
This event also acts as a realization of our yearly theme, “Stronger Together”, which emphasizes empowering the local communities with the spirit of fighting together to strive and survive in the post-pandemic era.
As our Founder and Head Trainer, Ocho, remarks, “Ubud Muay Thai wants to provide a fun and healthy experience for the children of the Taman Permata Hati orphanage. We as part of the Nyuh Kuning neighborhood also feel that we are responsible for the physical and mental health of these children.”
Ubud Muay Thai recognizes the importance of post-pandemic recovery efforts and building children's resilience especially in this social media era where child abuse and bullying has become more common than ever. Moreover, cases of violence against children in Indonesia are still in the spotlight. Based on data from the Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) there are 2,982 reports of child abuses in the last year only, with physical, psychological, and sexual violence as the biggest reports.
This data has become some kind of evidence of why the synergy and collaboration between the community, families, and other parties for supporting children and addressing their needs and strengths should be strongly encouraged.
“By doing the Muay Thai class at our camp, we hope that the children can also learn about self-defense while having fun with their peers here.” add Eddie, our Co-Founder and Trainer.
Join us to promote and celebrate children's rights by getting involved, speaking out, and helping the children who are in need. You can also take action to create a better future for them by giving any kind of donation, from monetary support to toys to entertainment, for the children in Taman Permata Hati. Learn more about Taman Permata Hati Orphanage Center on their website.
Ubud Muay Thai also offers a Muay Thai program which has been specially designed for children to teach them important self-defense skills with an exciting and enriching method!
Contact our gym now to learn more about our classes and book a training session!