About the project

This project carried out by the Youth House of Guimarães and its partners aims mainly to encourage and support the sport of young people with fewer opportunities, combating extreme exclusion and enabling inclusion and full social integration. Taking advantage of the new form of sports that are available and accessible to the community, this project aims to take advantage of the resources that are available to the community, but they often are distant or in poor condition. On the other hand, to reclassify these same means as maintenance of parks, sports centres, green areas, rides and walkways, common areas, spaces abandoned social housing and even vandalized and give them a new life, a protection and use that to now it has been lacking.

Furthermore, the aim of this project takes and use resources and abandoned and degraded means for the communities. Thus, we intend to in an integrated manner with the community, to pick up these abandoned spaces and requalify much waste that it produces in support of production tools that can be used to promote the general welfare and the promotion of habits and styles healthy life. At the same time, we clean and requalify degraded areas, we are reusing material that will be used in the creation of maintenance of parks and sports. This space will be the face of this project, since degraded and abandoned spaces become spaces for the common good of the community services that help ensure the proper space, and with our help, will be the stage for sporting activities such as the practice of traditional games, the practice of inclusive sport in general.

There will also be training for the neighbourhood communities, making them many of the young people who until now were seen with problematic because they are not inserted or in educational establishments, in any training and unemployed, we will help them with technical expertise to build their sports and physical fitness parks.