Why is One Team cool? – One Team VI, Week VIII


The eighth day of training of the sixth project of One Team with Valencia Basket served to know the evolution that the workouts are showing in the kids that every week they go to train. We speak with Moinina, Huma, Emmanuel and Juan, and they tell us their point of view.


Moinina speaks, emphasizing how they have learned "to be in solidarity with our mates, before now, they did participate, but they said ‘why? If I'm not going to do it good...' Now they say 'yes I can, and if not, at least, I try.'"


For Huma, the key is that "I have fun, I do many things, now I do more than I did before, since I arrived in Santa Marta I am not locked up at home, I go out, and I have fun with my group, they are very fun both there and here. "


Emmanuel reflects, "here they treat us very well, and the games we play are very funny, and the teammates are also very good". Turn to Juan, another of the young people whose history we have known these days, "I like it a lot, apart from having fun I learn, there is communication, there are feelings and all this stuff".


Ten sessions, a goal

Supported by the work of the Obra Social "La Caixa", this project "One Team VI" has planned ten training sessions that will take place on Tuesdays from January 9 in the afternoon to mid-March. With them, participants are expected to live positive experiences and develop healthy habits of personal improvement that can be transferred to the school or work environment. All this through the learning of the basic concepts of a collective sport such as basketball, which will help participants to know the values ​​of sacrifice and responsibility that derive from organized exercise, use sport as a formula for personal development and direct their steps so that they can find in the practice of any sport activity a way to grow as people.


Santa Marta Project

Santa Marta is a Project of Socio-educational Intervention with minors at risk of social exclusion and their families, in the neighborhood of the Fuente de San Lluis in Valencia, which is developed within the network framework of the Family and Children Program of Caritas Diocesana From Valencia. This project is an attempt to facilitate the integration of minors and their families who, from a disadvantaged social environment, live different situations of exclusion, which are causing a process of social maladjustment. And it is taking steps towards a project to promote the neighborhood itself and a space of attention and company to facilitate the social promotion of the participants in this initiative.