Today marks the first day of the 2013 Forum hosted by Peace and Sport. An international initiative at the service of peace, Peace and Sport intervenes in areas made vulnerable by extreme poverty, recent conflict or lack of social cohesion. In cooperation with international sports federations they promote the practice of structured sport and sporting values to educate young generations and help foster social stability, reconciliation and dialogue between communities.
The IMMAF is represented at the forum by President Mr. Bertrand Amoussou to mark the dedication of the IMMAF to establish the sport of MMA as a powerful tool to reach out and help disadvantaged youth around the world.
“The IMMAF has the pleasure of representing the fastest growing sport in the world and with that comes responsibility. We first came into contact with Peace and Sport six months ago and are currently investigating the possibility of cooperating in a select number of social projects, using the power of MMA to help young people who for some reason need support” says President Amoussou. “I’m excited to be at the forum and have the opportunity to listen to talented speakers and absorb ideas and inspiration for our future work. MMA has an important role to play in society and the IMMAF will make sure that it reaches its potential.”