The Athletic Club Foundation collaborates with the Emmaus Social Foundation Group centres in the towns of Gamiz and Derio by means of two training sessions per week


The Emmaus Social Foundation Group is a social, secular non-profit organisation that is part of the EMMAÜS INTERNATIONAL movement. The aim of the organisation is to promote and support individual and collective transformation processes in the social, economic and environmental spheres. To do this, Emmaus runs social and employment inclusion programmes, and awareness-raising and education projects for sustainability and development cooperation, and social economy enterprises. Its priority is to improve the living conditions and empowerment of people in a situation of or at serious risk of exclusion.

To be more precise, Emmaus has a residential centre in Gamiz and a day centre in Derio where it runs a comprehensive programme to support people in a situation of severe social exclusion. The multi-sport training sessions run by the Foundation’s coaches are part of the various transformational initiatives promoted by Emmaus.

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  • Promotes the social integration of young people and children.
  • Empowers people to escape the cycle of poverty.
  • Provides social, personal and educational skills for future integration into society and the workplace.
  • 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.
  • Prevents truancy and improves academic performance.
  • 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.