Discover Muay Thai (DMT) is one of Malaysia’s pioneer social businesses in the field of sports. DMT has a unique approach to solve the problems of urban poverty by replicating the “Muay Thai Village” model in Cha Long town, Phuket, Thailand. DMT aims to provide gainful employment to the youth via martial arts.
Faced with problems such as gangsterism, truancy, drug abuse, and economic disparity, DMT fosters the value of respect, honor and discipline in these youth through a four (4) months training program under DMT academy. What they learn combines great discipline and camaraderie, which DMT inculcates in the youth in a supportive environment to them. They are able to understand and make better decisions as to how to overcome their disadvantages and be a contributing youth to the society.
What is their impact? (as at March 2019)
- 16 youth-at-risk impacted
- 100% success rate (the participants are either working or are back in school)
- Over 350 customers trained by the team
Awards and acknowledgements
- Best Youth Development Award (IFMA-WMC 2016)
- ASEAN Rice Bowl Startup Awards 2016
- Malaysia’s Top 10 Most Empowering Young Community Champion 2017
- Impact-Driven Enterprise Accreditation