The projects we support
are our windows onto the world.

The projects we support
are our windows onto the world.

What We Support

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.

Inclusive adventures: Mühlenkraft e. V.

Photo: Mühlenkraft e. V.

Under the motto “Adventure for All”, the idyllic site around the former Harnbach Mill creates a wealth of experiences for people of all ages, with and without disabilities – an almost unique setting in Germany. Life transpires mainly outdoors, with people sleeping in tents or in the open air and cooking over an open fire. In bad weather, a cosy yurt serves as a meeting and gathering place.

The Franconian Alb Nature Park offers countless hiking trails and climbing opportunities and can be explored by bike or with the tip-proof “mountain scooter”. Guests can experience nature, test their strength and build up their self-confidence, not only on their own but also accompanied by a correspondingly trained team. The programme ranges from wilderness and adventure educational ideas for school classes to further training for students and specialists in youth social work, curative or social education, as well as team building for adults.

After a good ten years of use, various construction and renovation work is now due to be carried out so that the meeting centre can remain open year-round, thus securing its long-term future. With funding from the Software AG Foundation (SAGST), the first step is to build a bathhouse that can be used no matter what the season and to pave the car parks. Further measures, such as the construction of all-weather recreation rooms and overnight accommodation in huts or caravans, are planned for the future. “The new infrastructure will expand the concept considerably”, explains SAGST project manager Elke Rahmann. “This will particularly benefit children, youth, adults and families with assistance needs, for whom there are hardly any comparable nature-based leisure activities.”

Cows come with horns – or at least from a biodynamic cattle farming perspective. The research project entitled “HornMilch 2021” by the KWALIS laboratory in Fulda that examined the effect of horns on the quality of the milk, among other aspects, provides invaluable arguments for this position.

Witten/Herdecke University (UW/H) – one of SAGST’s flagship projects – has successfully passed its fourth assessment by the German Council of Science and Humanities or Wissenschaftsrat, accrediting it for the first time for the longest possible period of ten years. It has also been granted the right to award doctorates for the same period.

Music therapy has a firm place in the therapeutic spectrum of anthroposophic medicine. Starting in September 2024, an in-service training programme at Alanus University in Alfter will teach its basics to artistic, social and health-related practitioners.

The Klinik für Kinder- und Jugendpsychosomatik at the Darmstädter Kinderkliniken Prinzessin Margaret has been in existence since 2002. It has an outpatient clinic, an inpatient clinic with 22 beds and a day clinic with 10 treatment places. The sparse and uninviting premises will now be remodelled with the help of the friends’ association and a donation campaign spearheaded by Echo Media.