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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.


The new building of the Weidenhof, Hitzacker at its inauguration in December 2019

Peaceful, close to nature and far away from large cities. This is how the Weidenhof at Seerau near Hitzacker is best described. Located in the heart of the Wendland Region in Lower Saxony, the former farm provides autistic adults with a home for life. In 1983, the residential establishment became the first of its kind in Germany, being established by the “Irene Foundation”. With a total of three sites, it is today at once a place to both live and work for 41 people with autism.


Students from different countries of origin learn together

At the new international Campus di Monaco Montessori School, children and adolescents with and without experience of migration are learning together. Supported by its multi-professional teaching staff, they experience the enrichment of multilingualism and cultural diversity.


Picture from the vineyards

More and more wine growers are turning to natural growing methods to produce complex, highly expressive wines. Biodynamic winegrowing plays a particularly prominent role in this development, but the approach – which has proven successful in the vineyard and in the glass – still has its sceptics. A world-famous winegrowing school in the Rhine region has now carried out a long-term study that takes an important step towards gaining more recognition for this method, including from scientists.


Boy with a PC keyboard

Almost 11 million schoolchildren throughout Germany have been working in their “home office” since mid-March. For a major part of them, learning during the coronavirus pandemic takes place within their own four walls, isolated from their classmates. Digital media are frequent companions during tuition and leisure time. The young people first have to learn to use them responsibly – not only in the current exceptional situation. Screen-free times included.


Bookcover

“Inspiration Biene” (Bee an Inspiration) explores the various connections between bees and education. The project, which includes teaching materials and a textbook, ranges freely in its thinking across disciplines and thus contributes to the dialogue between science and living nature.