Bizitegi Project

This is aimed at homeless people in the area around the city of Bilbao and was set up in conjunction with the Bizitegi Association.


The aim of this programme is to provide this group with a regular activity that helps in their socialisation and empowerment process, and to promote playing sports and games and ensure their access to leisure activities. The team is currently made up of more than twenty people who are being trained by coaches from Lezama every week at a sports centre in Bilbao as part of the agreement that the Foundation has with BilbaoKirolak.



Likewise, parallel activities of a more recreational nature are carried out in conjunction with Bizitegi, aimed at strengthening the sense of belonging to the group that makes up the team, including friendly matches against other associations or Athletic Club staff. More than 96 people have been part of the Bizitegi team since it was set up in 2012.

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  • Promotes the social integration of homeless people.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Provides opportunities for homeless people to take part in sporting activities and competitions.
  • Promotes social development and improves perceptions and stigmas associated with homelessness.
  • It raises the visibility and awareness of their situation in society, thereby reducing discrimination.
  • 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.