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.

The Berufsbildende Gemeinschaftswerk Kassel vocational school provides a practice-oriented counterweight to the often one-sided academic focus of the education system by offering extracurricular technical and craftsmanship training – now also in a tailoring workshop, the basic equipment for which was made possible by SAGST.

How do children and young people learn to use media confidently? And what can parents, preschools and schools do to support them as they do so? The MünDig study (“Mündigkeit und Digitalisierung” – “Maturity and Digitisation”) directed by Paula Bleckmann explores these questions.

“We must learn, not from books, but through living ideas, through cheerful sociability.” This guiding principle from J. W. von Goethe has also been adopted by Die Wilde 13 in Darmstadt. Here, children have plenty of space and time to grow up together in green surroundings that promote development.

How do former Montessori students assess their time at school? How does this alternative education, which is committed to individual support and teaching autonomy, affect their lives? A current Alanus University alumni study, funded by SAGST, provides insights.

More complementary medicine competence in paediatric oncology treatment centres – that is the goal of SIKOM. Herdecke Community Hospital’s pilot project aims to ensure that families in the Rhine-Ruhr region receive sound advice regarding complementary holistic therapies in the future.