On August 14, 2021 at the German Monastery St. Ivan Rilski, Bulgarian sports development association conducted a training under the "Eco friendly sport" project, organized in partnership with the management of the monastery, Sunday School at the Church of the Nativity in Mladost 3, Sofia and the Association of Bulgarians with Asthma, Allergy and COPD (ABBA).

The event was attended by over 30 children and young people who participated in educational and sports activities focused on the various aspects of the overall healthy lifestyle (sports, physical activity and healthy nutrition). The youngsters had the opportunity, through various sports activities, to enjoy a fruitful, filled with many happy moments day, spent in the mountains, studying the wildlife in the nature - different flora and fauna, collecting herbs and observing the nests of songbirds.

The initiative was held within the Eco friendly sport project, which aims to enable young people to be informed and qualified on issues of sustainability and nature protection in order to be active citizens, promoting these issues in their lives by creating valuable interactions with the sports sector. The activities aim to channel the energy of young people to promote the concept of sport, ecology, well-being and health-improving physical activity. The aim of the project is to promote sports and physical activity, which not only contribute to better health, but also have a positive impact on the environment (2 in 1).

Eco friendly sport project is co-funded under the Erasmus+ programme of the European Union.