Klaus Andersen heads the Saatkorn Projekt e.V. association. The long-standing head of department at a credit institution in Stuttgart has a great deal of experience in maintaining a well-founded overview of complex contexts and in strengthening processes in a good, appropriate way and directing them forward. As a former secular leader of the Brüdergemeinde Korntal, he is well connected locally as well as far beyond. He is glad that people from abroad are given a home and space for new life opportunities in the Saatkorn project.
Dr. Monika Klotz
Vice Chairwoman, Managing Director
Monika Klotz, PhD, has dealt intensively with the causes and consequences of trauma. In the Saatkorn project, she also benefited from her experience from working on projects for Daimler AG and from many years of youth work in the church. She is part of the founding team of the Saatkorn Projekt and is responsible for the implementation of the association’s work on site.
She is fascinated by the holistic nature of the concept.
Treasurer, Head of financial administration
Bernhard Heise (Head of financial administration) is responsible for the association’s finances, because the Saatkorn Projekt cannot function with out them. So it’s a good thing that he enjoys digging into the financial details of the society. Nevertheless, the complex issues in the lives of the participants are also of great concern to him.
Luwai Vargo (Businessman from Ludwigsburg) came to Germany as a refugee from Syria more than 20 years ago. He has a strong connection to the experiences of our participants in Saatkorn Projekt and, based on his own résumé, appreciates the good integration work. He also contributes his experience as a lecturer at the European Institute for Migration, Integration and Islamic Issues. As an entrepreneur, he can also support the Saatkorn Projekt in the areas of financial controlling and marketing.
Birgit Dürrstein has been following the development of the Saatkorn Projekt with great interest since it was founded. As a teacher at a state school, she can contribute her pedagogical experience and skills. In addition, she gained experience through many years of work in church parish and youth work.
Dr. Yassir Eric
Honorary board member
Yassir Eric guided the Saatkorn Projekt e.V. association through the demanding development phase with great commitment and conviction until November 2021. As a pastor, theologian and speaker he travels in Germany, Europe and the Middle East. Since 2013 he has led the European Institute for Migration, Integration and Islamic Issues (EIMI). Coming from the Sudan himself, he knows the difficult path of integration from his own experience. He is convinced that only holistic, relationship-oriented integration can succeed. He continues to support the Saatkorn Projekt in the background as an honorary board member.
Honorary board member
Paul-Ulrich Link (retired businessman) was born in Korntal and has been a member of the Ev. Korntal Brethren, to this day with great joy. He has a wonderful wife and 4 children by the grace and mercy of God. After a turbulent working life as managing director, he is now retired and is still involved in various organizations, including the Saatkorn Projekt. After co-founding the Saatkorn project with a lot of commitment and leading it through the exciting first five years, he now supports the association in the background as an honorary board member.
The Implementers (The Staff)
As a social worker, Stefan Zimmermann is responsible for living with the participants in the shared apartments.
He also supports them with personal advice, job application training and contact with the authorities.
With his additional training as a trauma educator and a lot of experience in accompanying children and young people in critical life situations, he is in the right place in the Saatkorn Projekt.
Integration guide & leader of the Noodle Factory
Mahir Ghalioun himself, fled from Iraq to Germany via the Balkan route in 2000. Therefore, he knows from his own experience what it is like to not know your way around Germany and how important it is that migrants are supported during their integration. That is why the participants in the Saatkorn Projekt are at the right address when it comes to correcting wrong ideas about Germany and explaining why Germans do what and how. Or to explain to the Germans why young foreigners sometimes have such strange opinions and ideas. He heads up the noodle factory and organises the lunch menus at the Kornhaus.
Head of Café Kornhaus
Friedburg Taut is in her element in the Kornhaus and thrives when she can implement her ideas there. The customer is king, which is reflected in stable, regular customers. In all she does, she always keeps an eye on the young refugees and their often difficult concerns and problems. She encourages and inquires about their welfare. Again and again she patiently explains individual work steps and ensures that the participants become increasingly independent in their work. Friedburg is also the boss of our trainees.
Assistant for the areas of management and administration
In the course of her life, Silvia Held has acquired many valuable knowledge and skills from which the Saatkorn project benefits greatly:
As a trained industrial clerk, administrative processes are easy for her. She also loves to get an overview and tidy up. Due to her wealth of experience in the field of accounting, she can also competently support our financial administration. And last but not least, as a trained educator, she can assess and support the complex socio-educational processes in the Saatkorn project. Because the lives of the Saatkorn participants are very important to her.