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Project Insights

The goal of our public relations work is to make our current activities and exemplary projects more visible. That’s why the people and initiatives that we support take center stage, both in our print publications and on our website. Lighthouse projects both large and small are given a special place.

Here, we provide short updates that reveal current happenings among our projects. In addition, we present in-depth reports and interviews that create a vivid picture of the initiatives that our foundation is privileged to enable and support.

To make this possible, our public relations team visits many of the projects together with the responsible project managers and gets to know the organizations and people on location.

We hope that these reports, in text and image, help to orient engaged individuals regarding possible support from the Software AG Foundation – and encourage them to tread new paths.

Freely-accessible seed instead of increasing privatization and parenting – this is the idea promoted by OpenSourceSeeds, based in Marburg, Germany, who have developed an open-source license for seeds.

Since 2013, the Mäander youth home in Potsdam, near Berlin, has been providing a protected environment for young people suffering from psychological illness or experiencing serious crisis situations. With support, they learn how to independently manage the challenges of daily life. The therapeutic residence emphasizes community experiences, daily structure, and meaningful work in the house, garden, or workshop. In this interview, Sebastian Sieboldt discusses the beginnings, goals, and challenges...

A nature-based kindergarten in the idyllic landscape of Lassaner Winkel: this vision became a reality at the start of 2018, thanks to an engaged group of teachers and parents.

A Hamburg-based pilot project called “My Compass” offers personalized support and individual planning for people with disabilities – developed together with its clients.

Food should be valued, not thrown away – and where better to learn this lesson than in the vegetable garden? This year, the GemüseAckerdemie (in English, “Vegetable Garden Academy”) will allow over 17,000 children and young people to experience this first-hand. In spring 2019, the program won a national award, “Too Good for the Trash.”