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Description: Bring positive social development through Mixed Martial Arts. Palestine MMA targets youth in the Palestine Community. Around 60% of Palestinians below 24 suffer from unemployment, poverty, and a lack of community activities. They aim to use MMA to bring a positive influence to the community, and create opportunities for jobs. The program offers free classes, opportunities to be an athlete and a coach, educational programs, and scholarships for talented athletes.
How it began: Palestine MMA began in 2012. It was formed by a group of young Palestinians dedicated to bringing sports programs to all Palestine kids. They wanted all kids, regardless of background, race, or religion, to have the opportunity to play sports.
Its Values: The values that Palestine MMA hopes to instill are based off the Olympic Values and Ethos
If you are interested and want to know more, visit: http://palestinemma.org/