Bilbao uses online programme to promote healthy habits and values among youth


Bilbao has launched its Gaztekluba programme aimed at offering young people online leisure alternatives. Under Mayor of Bilbao Juan Mari Aburto, the city is putting up musical, sports, scientific and humorous content as well as challenges and tests on the Gaztekluba Instagram account.

It prepared a pool of prizes for participants and invited young musical talents to send in videos of their performances. Selected submissions will be published on the Instagram page and the most talented will have an opportunity perform at events that the Bilbao City Council organises in the future.

The City Council pointed out that the programme is aimed at offering online leisure alternatives to young people, largely to people between 12 and 17 years of age.

Besides being entertaining, challenges and tests are aimed at instilling healthy habits and values in young citizens. As part of the programme, several tests and challenges will be uploaded each week. Participants will have 48 hours to complete challenges.

The programme offers young people an opportunity to meet new peers, with the latest activities including yoga in Sarriko Park, self-defence classes and introduction to rock climbing, among other.

Previously organised activities include canoeing, zip-lining and surfing, with local authorities stressing that nearly 500 young locals took part in activities this summer. They reiterated that the programme offers healthy leisure alternatives to young people.

(Photo credit: Gaztekluba Instagram)