Children and youth

Paranuoret is a national physical activity program for children and youth under 20 years. Joining in Paranuoret is free of charge.


In Paranuoret one can try different sports, types of physical activity and equipments in clubs, events and camps. For youth are offered an opportunity to experience the sports that are suitable for their disability and to get into active, sport specific training and maybe even to become an athlete.

Competition atmosphere

Para Junior Games is the place to test one’s limits with other disabled children and youth. Para Junior Games are held once a year in Jyväskylä, Central Finland.

Finding a hobby

Valtti is a youth sports project of the Finnish Paralympic Committee. Its goal is to help children with special needs find a physical hobby. In Valtti-programme a personal adapted physical activity instructor (PAPAI) guides a child or young person with special needs into a suitable hobby. The term ‘Valtti’ is the Finnish equivalent of PAPAI. Read more about Valtti in English here.