This project aims to improve both mental and physical health of at-risk youths and mental illness/depressed patients by teaching them Thai-boxing in 13 free lessons. It was a scale-up project with an enriched foundation of Box Off Depression 1.0 Project.
Through hiring U-youths as our coach and assistant coach, we hope to provide them with job opportunities and further training on their job skills.
We have been developing this program as an effective alternative therapy to fight against depression, we wish this training program could help MI become fitter and healthier, both physically and mentally.
A Conclusion Of Impacts in Box-Off Depression 2.0 :
•Improve the mental well-being and stress management of MI, not just physical fitness and body shape
•By following coach’s orders and class discipline during class, MI’s concentration can be improved
•Enhance social acceptance towards underprivileged groups, as U-Youths and MI are proven to be able to contribute as part of the community through role transformation
•Enhance the self-esteem of U-Youths and MI, encourage their self-exploration and development of own interests such that their development would not be barred by real-world limitations such as a less advantaged family background
•Others able to appreciate and respect the talents and abilities of U-Youths, which may be different from mainstream talents, and not good academically; enabling a more diversified community for more diverse talents to be used and contributed to better our society
•Enable more communication, understanding, mutual support and appreciation between “mainstreams” and underprivileged groups, reducing social conflicts and creating more social harmony and inclusion
Trained Underprivileged Youths as Coach Assistants