Wiffzack aims to establish long-term and sustainable contacts between sports clubs and inclusion schools and to break down inhibition thresholds and prejudices. With a wide range of outdoor and action sports such as skateboarding, climbing, skiing and snowboarding, children and young people with special educational needs are taught to enjoy movement and access to movement and sport is made easier.
With varied exercise units at school, the children are given the opportunity to try out different types of sports and to practice them in the long term. This gives a new quality to leisure activities outside of club sports and enables the participants to use the positive values of sports for their personal development and shaping of the future.
Children and young people with disadvantages often have fewer opportunities to be actively involved in sports groups. Too few clubs are barrier-free or offer opportunities with an inclusive structure or for disabled sports groups. Thus, many children and youth with disadvantages in Innsbruck lack access to sports, severely limiting their recreational activities and social spaces.
The project offers a variety of different indoor and outdoor activities, such as rock climbing, dancing, self-defence classes, martial arts, tennis, basketball, and winter sports.
These activities support the participants in developing self-confidence and learning to set goals for themselves. Moreover, Wiffzack furthers the children’s integration into society, counteracts discrimination and improves their overall health.