The Resource Centre for Young Children and Adolescents (CRIA) is a project run by Save The Children and the BBK Foundation aimed at children on the left bank between the ages of 6 and 12 who are at risk of social exclusion and poverty


One of the project’s goals is to get participating children to do better at school. To this end, a number of initiatives are being carried out at the centre to cover the social, educational and leisure needs of these vulnerable children. The aim is to ensure that the social and economic situation of these families is not an obstacle to these children’s all-round development.

The Athletic Club Foundation participates in the project through a weekly training session held at the Lasesarre sports centre as part of the Foundation’s agreement with Barakaldo Municipal Sports Institute. Currently, about twenty children take part in these sessions, which are run by the Foundation’s coaches.


  • Promotes the social inclusion of children at risk of exclusion.
  • 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, 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 children at risk of social exclusion.
  • Raises awareness of the need for equal social integration and the importance of building peaceful, fair societies.