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They want boxing to be an opportunity for youth in marginal areas

Some 150 children and young people participate in the project: ‘One more round of life: boxing with values’, which aims to make residents of communities at social risk see sport as an opportunity for personal growth.

The initiative has been carried out for two months by Humberto Aranda, a former Olympic boxer, and Abraham Mora, a national team player, and they work in areas such as Alajuelita, Lomas de Ocloro, in the southern lowlands, and Santa Ana.

The project takes boxing, with or without contact, as a tool for social inclusion, creating a strong sense of community and camaraderie.

“It is known that sports practice, in addition to providing multiple physical and psychological benefits, is a mechanism for social transformation and a training activity, which is precisely what we are looking for with the project, to empower those who participate and, through the Olympic philosophy and values, promote them as leaders, agents of change and role models within their communities”, said Wendy Zúñiga, psychologist of the Olympic Committee.

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