Ambassador: Ilimane Diop
Main Life Skills: Promotion of healthy lifestyle, Sportsmanship, Hard work, Teamwork, Tolerance.
About the program: Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz is delivering its One Team Program together with the Gizarterako Association. The program has been developed with a focus on social reintegration in the region. Gizarterako is an open association with street presence and a dynamic and participatory nature. The club’s 5+11 Foundation works on the promotion of healthy lifestyle habits with boys and girls in the area. This is done through actions linked with sport that communicate positive values: healthy lifestyle, sportsmanship, hard work, teamwork, and tolerance. Even though the club was already developing social and cultural activities, launching the One Team Program has given them the opportunity to develop a quality training program related to basketball in order to change the lives of several groups of children who live in disadvantaged environments. The club dedicates its One Team Program to children from immigrant backgrounds and those with potential to become excluded groups. This season they have created two groups of eight, with boys and girls from the basketball school, aged 6 to 12, who work together once a week. The main goal of this One Team Program is to help equip kids with the tools, experience and techniques necessary to improve their daily lives.