The Sortarazi Association was created in 1991 to promote and contribute to the comprehensive development of men and women at risk or in a situation of social exclusion


At the Itxasbegi centre in Algorta, the Sortarazi Association runs the Argitzean Night Shelter service, the Antxeta Stay and Day Care service and the Uribenea Care Service for the Social Needs of Inclusion, all of which are aimed at people at risk or in a situation of social exclusion. Argitzean offers a place to rest and sleep, and covers basic hygiene and food needs. Antxeta is also a place to go to during the day where social accompaniment, and professional emotional care and support are offered. Lastly, Uribenea is a secondary care service that offers users a set of both technical and complementary services, of a multipurpose nature, aimed at their process of social inclusion and integration, ensuring that they do not become detached from their usual environment and offering them personalised support on their path to inclusion. Its objective is to provide people with the maximum degree of autonomy and to promote their social inclusion.

The weekly training sessions run by the Foundation’s coaches promote participation in sports activities in a climate of mutual help, an experience that incorporates habits and values that help with the work at the Itsasbegi de Sortarazi centre.


  • Promotes the social inclusion of people at risk of exclusion or in chronic poverty.
  • 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, healthy habits and hygiene.
  • 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.
  • 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 people at risk of social exclusion to take part in sporting activities and competitions.
  • Promotes social development and improves perceptions and stigmas associated with people at risk of social exclusion.
  • 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.