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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 (SAGST) – and encourage them to tread new paths.

Girls alone on stage in a dark atmosphere

How can we control our anxious thoughts? What will enable us to thrive in a crisis? What gives us strength? ACT e.V., a Berlin-based educational initiative, is creating solidarity and interpersonal connection during the pandemic, both within and beyond its acting groups. Together, its members are establishing long-distance connections that will counteract social isolation and suffocating boredom.

Shopping basket next to an armchair with reading glasses and blood pressure monitor

Around nine million people in Germany rely on help at home every day – mobile outpatient services take on only a small proportion of these tasks. In order to provide relief to the also often elderly family members during the corona crisis, «deinNachbar e. V.» from Munich now supports other organisations and local authorities nationwide in placing volunteer helpers exactly when and where they are needed.

Kind schaut hinter einer Tür hervor

The Friends of Waldorf Education have set up an emergency hotline for children, adolescents and parents to cope mentally with the coronavirus crisis. The nationwide hotline can be reached daily by calling 0721-680786622. The confidential phone counselling support is provided during the pandemic in cooperation with the outpatient clinic for emergency pedagogy at the Parzival Zentrum Karlsruhe and the outpatient clinic for emergency pedagogy in Munich – Tessin gGmbH.

Boy feeding cows

Social farming combines organic agriculture with social therapy, nature pedagogy, and other experiential fields. A master’s thesis is examining its health-promoting value, using the organic farm Hofgut Oberfeld in Darmstadt as a case study. SAGST is a long-time supporter of the farm’s establishment and expansion.

Two men at work in the carpentry workshop

The town of Heiligenberg near Lake Constance is home to around 3,000 people. More than 100 of them are members of the Hermannsberg community, founded in 1976. As one of five Camphill institutions in the area, it offers employment and residence as well as a meeting place for people with and without disabilities. With the newly build “Transparent Workshop“, a carpentry shop in the industrial area of Frickingen, the community is treading a new path and opening up to the surrounding community.