The basketball team “Gran Canaria” will give social, sport and educational workshops for the program “Deport Vida” this year. These workshops will be part of the social project for young people “UP2U: Depende de tí” promoted by the Magistrate of Juvenile Court of Las Palmas, Reyes Martel, to direct elements of assistance and social support for the young people of the archipelago with behavioral problems or at risk of social exclusion, and with the purpose of make them integrate on a productive way in society.
The basketball team collaborates with basketball and beach workshops and also surf and body board for thirty minors who currently are subjected to judicial actions.
These workshops will receive thirty minors subjected by judicial actions and from the Directorate of Infancy Protection and the Family of the Canary Government. The workshops will be carried out thank to a collaboration agreement with the Department of Employment, Social Policies and Housing. Today, the workshops have already been introduced to the young people, who are going to participate. The aim is to promote health habits related to sport values between young people.
There are two sessions a week of workshops of basketball and beach, and there is one session a week of surf and body board workshops. The instructors of the Basketball Team “Gran Canaria” will offer them technical and sport training to young people for inculcating some values like respect and disciplines, or the importance of teamwork.
“#UP2U” aspires to be the main thrust that organizes a collaborative network between the Government, academic and sport institutions, foundations and the judiciary itself for creating effective help tools and intervention plans aimed for young people in social exclusion and their family environment. It is a combined project, that involve companies and canary foundations in value education for minors through sport, as well as, an all-round program of workshops and educational scholarships with vocation for employability, and the development of educational and social workshops.