We Provide a Home and Community
We Create New Perspectives
We Provide Opportunities for the Future
Saatkorn Projekt - …to make integration successful – and transformational
A New Home
Many young refugee men arrive in Europe totally alone after fleeing war and persecution in their home countries. Most have left their families, their dreams and hopes behind, seeking security and a brighter future in Europe.
Saatkorn Projekt provides assistance and a safe place for young refugee men, 18 and older to live. Through the help of our qualified social education workers and volunteers, stability and community is instilled into their lives thus helping them adjust to their new life in Germany.
A New Perspective
Once the young men have a consistent environment of security, it is imperative for them to come to understand the German culture and our Christian values. Learning the German language is essential. Language courses and integration classes help the young men develop new perspectives for their future and to find their place in German society.
We also offer a wide variety of encounters to with other young Germans, and youth from their home countries as well.
A New Opportunity
A solid education is invaluable in achieving independence in one’s life.
We place a great emphasis on helping the young men acquire to this high level of education by assisting them in arranging job applications and supporting them in apprenticeships.
Saatkorn Projekt -
A Community Assisting,
Connecting and Transforming
Who we are
Saatkorn Projekt is founded by Christians who live in the town of Korntal, Germany. Our vision is to help young adult refugees who have fled to Germany to escape war and persecution in their home countries. Many times they arrive severely traumatized and disorientated, which spirals downward into boredom and despair, creating hopelessness.
It is exactly this group of refugees that are susceptible to violate the law, or worse, be recruited into the ranks of extremist groups. And yet, they are the very ones who - if provided a stable integration process - have the potential to lead a productive life in Germany, or return to their countries to rebuild them should the situation change.
Our ultimate desire for our young men is that they feel welcomed in Germany, and that they experience the Christian truths and values exhibited through our staff and volunteers. It is our hope that they also will see these as a pattern to follow in their adult lives.
Saatkorn Project e.V. is a charitable organization and is the parent organization for our educational program and The Kornhaus, our pasta production enterprise. It also serves as a broader platform to have exchanges and networking with experts, interested people and volunteers.
For me, integration is a two-way street. As a migrant, I must take the first step to learn my way around in my new land. On the other hand, the country I have immigrated to should also take a step in my direction, to help me understand their culture and ways of life. If we can learn that it is a mutual give and take situation, then we can learn a great deal from each other, thus making integration successful…and transformational
LIVINGLife in Germany can be learned holistically by living in community. To help the young men in our program discover this, we have specialized social workers that provide support in various spheres of living. Through this support, our young men are encouraged to develop their own identities and the social competence needed to live productive lives.
- Apartments providing communal housing for up to ten young men
- Support by qualified social education workers
- Workers with migration backgrounds
- Extensive network of specialist
LEARNINGLearning the German language is imperative to opening doors of opportunity to the German educational system and society. Therefore, we support our young men to attain high language standards and through integrational courses they learn how to function in a new society. We also help them find internships where they gain practical experience of the professional life in Germany which helps shape their professional future.
- German Language Courses
- Integration Courses
- Career Advice
- Aptitude Test
WORKINGOur project also assists in the search and application process of finding apprenticeships for our young men. Locally, we provide a practical working experience through our Kornhaus / Coffee shop and Café. There, each young man is trained in pasta production, coffee drinks (baristas) and serving meals to customers.
- Search for Apprenticeships
- Job Application Assistance
- Kornhaus / Coffee Shop and Cafe
The Art of Handmade German Noodles
The Kornhaus is located just minutes by train from Stuttgart in the little town of Korntal-Muchingen. There our young men gain insights into the standards and quality of German professional life. Through hands on training, they are enabled to produce handmade high quality German pasta and noodles, from mixing the flour, to the finished packaged product.
This age old tradition is a hallmark of German society. Through the marketing and sales of the Kornhaus pasta in other surrounding towns and markets, our young men will also learn how to successfully operate a business.
The Kornhaus Encounter Café
The Culture of Hospitality
Adjoining the Kornhaus kitchen where the pasta is produced is the Kornhaus Encounter Café. Here, fresh pasta and sandwiches are served during the lunch hour. Customers can also purchase packaged pasta to take home or give as gifts for their friends. This vibrant, friendly atmosphere gives our young men and the local customers a chance to socialize and engage in conversations thus helping to improve their knowledge of the German language. It also gives the local community a new and fresh perspective of how positive, Christ centered initiatives can transform the lives of young refugee men.
The café also has a full service coffee and espresso bar, cold beverages, hand baked sweets, and free Wi-Fi. This type of atmosphere creates a place where Germans and migrants can meet, exchange ideas, and build friendships to support each other.
Open:Tu- Fr 11 am - 6 pm
Sa 10 am - 1 pm
Be part of SAATKORN PROJECT
EVERYBODY CAN BECOME A PART OF OUR PROJECT!
The incorporated association of SAATKORN PROJEKT e.V. is the roof organisation of our educational program and the pasta workshop.
We are happy about everybody who would like to join us, whether as a voluntary worker or a member of our association.
In our Kornhaus Café we depend on the assistance of voluntary workers: whether in the service, the packing of the pasta, in the kitchen, the establishment of the online shop or in administration work and in many other fields.
We are happy for any kind of support! Just contact us.
SUPPORT OUR INVESTMENT
SAATKORN PROJEKT is an officially approved charity. We depend on donations. We are happy about every financial support. You will get a donor‘s receipt which you can hand in at your tax office.
Banking connection for donations:
IBAN: DE43604500500030166079, BIC: SOLADES1LBG
Do you have any Questions?
Please contact us.
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70825 Korntal Germany