The Sports Federation Union of Catalonia’s
Department of Social Action
has launched the INSERsport program
The program focuses on sports training, job placement, equality and healthy lifestyle habits for young people at risk of social exclusion. More than 85 young people from vulnerable social groups learn a sport, acquire healthy lifestyle habits, obtain federative certification that allows them to work as instructors and referees, and are hired for a first job related to what they studied in the program.
Within the program, we encourage this first job to act as a bridge towards future employment and, above all, future studies.
As of 2017, ten sports federations, along with collaborative organizations from the third sector, are a part of this project. 10 different sports are available for participants to choose from, study and train in as instructors or referees.
19 years old, Syria
"The possibility of helping Syria’s children is very important to me''
Almuhannad is part of a group of Syrian football players who had promising futures in their country until their lives were brought to a standstill because of warSofi EscudéOFFSIDE Director
This program has helped Almuhannad practice relating to people, as well as his language skillsSofi EscudéOFFSIDE Director
17 years old, Spain
"If it were not for INSERsport, I would be over there just hanging around"
The most gratifying part of the project is without a doubt the fact that participants are integrated, engaged, that they laugh while they are learning and that they leave happy at the end of the dayXènia EsteveBasketball coach
Despite incidents at the beginning, he has progressed a lot in a short period of timeJosep Maria Hernandez Residential Center Director
He started with little concentration and motivation, however, his behavior and attitude has evolved for the betterXènia EsteveBasketball coach
Sports for People with Intellectual Disabilities
Cristian and Soraya
22 and 16 years old, Bolivia and Spain
"I want a future where I can continue to train in and find work related to this sport''
Cristian had never undertaken any kind of training and he welcomed the opportunity to be a part of this projectAngie CarrascoYouth Specialist, Casa dels Cargols
This program goes beyond sport and works on matters related to socialization and inclusion. This is very beneficial for people in situations like Cristian’sAngie CarrascoYouth Specialist, Casa dels Cargols
22 years old, Egypt
"I think I’ll have the opportunity to find work related to table tennis''
Table tennis is an emotional game and it helps you learn to react quicklyIslamTable tennis
I’m having a very good experience here. The teachers are very helpfulIslamTable tennis
I think I’ll have the opportunity to find work related to table tennisIslamTable tennis
Bilal and Sergi
18 years old, Spain
"I wish to be like the instructors who have led this course''
We had a group with very little homogeneity, with participants coming from different neighborhoods, and with different nationalities. At first, it was very difficult for them to interact with each otherFerran MartínezMataró Sailing School Coordinator
Sergi and Bilal have made the most of their time and have changed many things for the betterFerran MartínezMataró Sailing School Coordinator
16 years old, Spain
"These courses have helped me a lot and I would like to continue playing sports"
These courses have helped me a lot and I would like to continue playing sportsManuelVoleibol