The Bizgarri Association provides care services for children and adolescents who are in a situation of vulnerability and is part of the Children's Service of Bizkaia Provincial Council


The objective of the Bizgarri association is the welfare of children in vulnerable family situations. Children who are homeless, abandoned, vulnerable or victims of violent behaviour within their own families or relationships. Bizgarri Elkartea was created in 1992 to combat the vulnerability of minors and to strengthen their personal skills and family role. The association carries out initiatives of a preventive, educational, welfare and rehabilitative nature to promote the harmonious development of these children’s personalities in normal family life.


The Athletic Club Foundation works in collaboration with Bizgarri in its Unaccompanied Foreign Minors project, which is run in both Orduña and Urduliz. Through a weekly training session at both centres, this helps the association in its objective of helping users acquire social skills, language tools, hygiene habits and commitments that will encourage their social inclusion. Training sessions run by the Foundation’s coaches are held at the local club’s football ground in Orduña, under an agreement that the Foundation has reached with the town council and the local football club. The users of the Urduliz centre carry out regular sessions at Lezama.


  • Promotes the social integration of unaccompanied foreign minors.
  • Empowers people to escape the cycle of poverty.
  • Provides social, personal and educational skills for future integration into society and the workplace.
  • Provides basic necessities in terms of food.
  • Provides opportunities for users to lead fulfilling lives.
  • Promotes physical activity and healthy habits.
  • Prevents diseases and unhealthy behaviour.
  • Improves interpersonal relationships.
  • Increases self-esteem, self-confidence, empowerment and independence.
  • Improves emotional stability, concentration, handling frustration and taking responsibility.
  • Promotes self-improvement, motivation and resilience.
  • Instils educational values such as respect, cooperation, solidarity, tolerance, equality, responsibility, commitment, etc.
  • Provides opportunities for quality education and improves language skills.
  • Prevents truancy and improves academic performance.
  • Equips users with skills that match the demands of the labour market.
  • Makes it possible for people who are vulnerable to social exclusion to acquire the necessary skills (educational, technical and vocational competences) to access employment, decent work and entrepreneurship.
  • Ensures that there are equal conditions for personal development, social integration and productive employment.
  • Ensures the equal right to sport and participatory leisure.
  • Promotes the participation of all groups in society.
  • Combats violence and discrimination against children and young people.
  • Promotes social inclusion, equality, tolerance and teamwork.
  • Provides opportunities and tools for people at risk of social exclusion.
  • Raises awareness of the need for equal social integration and the importance of building peaceful, fair societies.