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.

Jugendliche mit Mikrofon und Filmkamera arbeiten an einem Medienprojekt für die Schule

Since 2005, a practical research project titled “Self-directed Learning in Waldorf Schools” has been carried out by developmental facilitator Michael Harslem and Dirk Randoll, Professor for Empirical Social Research at Alanus University for Arts and Social Sciences near Bonn. They recently published a book that presents the theoretical foundations for self-directed learning (SDL) as well as over 40 practical projects developed in Waldorf schools.

In the debates about our aging society, dementia is often a focal point. But while it's openly discussed in public, in private the issue is burdened with fear and taboo. “We recognized that dementia is an enormous problem that cannot be solved with professional care operations alone”, said Dorothea Petrich of Tausend Taten (“Thousand Deeds”), a volunteer organisation based in Jena. She believes that dementia requires a response from the whole society.

Schüler vorm Eingang der neuen Waldorfschule in Rosia

About two million of the over 20 million inhabitants of Romania are Roma; more members of this minority group live there than in any other country. The Roma there fight against discrimination and structural disadvantages. Many live literally on the edges of society. For over one million Roma children, these conditions do not offer them a good start in life.

Jugendliche, ganz in weiß gekleidet und in Bewegung auf einer dunklen Bühne

What's really needed in our society, and what can one individual contribute? 18 years ago, actress Barbara Wollrath-Kramer asked herself these very questions - and found a very unique answer when she founded the project TheaterTotal in Bochum.

Die sonnige Terrasse und das Gebäude des Kinderhaus AtemReich

The AtemReich children's home is a care facility for children and teens with serious breathing difficulties who need intensive care or artificial respiration. (AtemReich means “breath-rich”). The residents are up to 18 years of age. AtemReich offers children a family-like home where they are cared for by a team of trained doctors, caregivers, educators, and therapists. Emergency care is optimally secured by a 24-hour hotline to an adjacent children's hospital, the Dritter Orden Clinic.