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Social Inclusion Program “I’D RATHER BE CLIMBING Program”

The objective of this program is that the children and teenagers who are poor and at risk in our society are able to have access, at least twice a week, to institutions like the YMCA.

The children are also able to participate in activities where they interact with other climbers who are in other social and financial situations. The children and teens who are benefitting from this program will be sharing the same space with the young people with special skills such as Down Syndrome, Autism, Psychosis, etc.

These young people are participating in a program we have developed geared toward special needs children and young adults. La Muralla and the Down Syndrome Association of Uruguay work together to coordinate this program.

We have discovered that integration between our climbing students and those who have special skills and needs benefits both groups. The groups with special skills receive stimulation and are made to believe that they are part of something, integrating them more into our society. The other groups of climbers become more tolerant and respectful of people with differences. They become more accepting of people with different capacities and all minority groups that are part of our society.

We strongly believe that the poor and at risk children who are participating in our social integration program will gain greatly from these benefits. They will also receive the physical and psychological gains from the sport of rock climbing.

We were motivated to create this program because of the capacity of sport rock climbing to change the habits and conduct of those who practice in the sport. It is important to point out that this activity helps to manifest the highest potential hidden inside all of us, including values such as: hard work, liberty, solidarity, respect, honesty, determination and participation.

Estas empresas hacen posible el funcionamiento de nuestros Programas de Inclusión Social, con los cuales atendemos a un promedio mensual de 700 niños/as y adolescentes de bajos recursos:


La Muralla
Pedro Berro 1257 Tel (598) 2 708 03 42 / 099 23 39 89
Montevideo, Uruguay