Arakan Martial Art believes in contributing as much as we can to the community. Throughout the history of the club, we have made a conscious effort to help those in our local community as well as overseas.
Our involvement has ranged from sponsoring over 22 children through World Vision, giving generously to charities such as The Domestic Violence Centre, Dreamworkers, Orangutans in Indonesia, the R.S.P.C.A, Guide Dogs Queensland, White Ribbon Foundation as well as raising over $32,000 to aid the children of Burma after cyclone Nargis in 2008.
Since 2014 Arakan Martial Art® began raising funds to build and run an orphanage and education facility in a remote area of Central Myanmar. Thanks to the generosity of our members and friends we now have one fully operational building housing 92 children and are currently working on a second building.
As our club continues to grow, we will be continuing our involvement with valuable community projects that help those in need.
Arakan Martial Art currently sponsors over 40 children through World Vision Australia
Arakan Martial Art prides itself on making regular donations to a variety of organisations. Recipients includes; World Vision, China Bear Rescue, World Youth International, Heart Foundation, SLSA, SIDS Kids, YOORALLA, Guide Dogs, Ronald McDonald House, Cystic Fibrosis, Rotary Foundation, Wild Care Australia, Children Cancer Support, Leukaemia Foundation, Animals Asia Foundation, RSPCA, Young Care, Mater Children’s Hospital, Childhood Cancer Support Inc., Australian Orang-utan Project and The Starlight Foundation.
In the past, Arakan Martial Art has also held several community education programs including education week at Robina Primary School as well as a number of free men’s and women’s self defence workshops.
Save the Children Appeal – on May 6, 2008 Cyclone Nargis hit Burma with a reported 200,000 lives lost. On June 15, 2008 Arakan Martial Art held the “Burma Relief Appeal” in Broadbeach and over $32,000 was raised and handed-over to Save the Children Australia.
White Ribbon Fundraiser - July 13th 2013, Arakan Martial Art raised $9,125 for the White Ribbon Foundation, a non-profit organisation and Australia's only national, male-led primary prevention campaign to end men’s violence against women.
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Chief Instructor Robert Kyaw