School Sponsorship with the SFZ Munich
To concentrate at school, children need sufficient energy to perform well. With this basic idea in mind, the BayWa Foundation went to the Special Educational Support Centre in Neuperlach and initially distributed breakfast for 72 children. Along with the breakfast, the will to provide further help quickly developed: a school garden was created, jointly planted, harvested and cooked. In 2011, the BayWa Foundation finally took over the sponsorship for the SFZ in Neuperlach.
230 pupils of the Special Needs Education Centre regularly receive experiential education supplements, which are methodically structured to fit the curriculum.
Among them: curative horseback riding, basketball lessons or a school garden of their own.
The kids experience skill, coordination and above all team spirit during regular basketball training. They can really work themselves out - this way they stay healthy and fit in everyday life.
The School Field
In the middle of the city, on the school grounds of the SFZ, the BayWa Foundation 2015 laid out a 100m² field together with the teachers and pupils. Every year the pupils plant something new there: summer wheat, potatoes, strawberries, maize and carrots have already found a place here.
Curative Education Riding
On the back of the horses the students learn trust and responsibility. Dealing with the animals strengthens their self-esteem and social competence.
Application and Strength Training
Fit for the future: During application training, students learn what a proper application looks like and how a job interview works. How strong they are and what skills they have, the students discover in a specially designed strength training.
Fit in class: Every day the SFZ receives a healthy breakfast from the BayWa Foundation. This is the only way for the children to be able to concentrate on the lessons.
Own School Garden
Planting, caring, picking - in the school's own garden, the children experience healthy nutrition at first hand. What kinds of vegetables and fruit grow here, how do you look after your own vegetable garden and what delicious things can you cook from your own harvest?
During the Advent season, the BayWa Foundation together with volunteer colleagues of the BayWa AG support the younger pupils on their Christmas Action Day with baking cookies, Christmas handicrafts and many stories.
From Grain to Bread
The students learn about the process of making bread: During an excursion to the mill, the grain from their own school field is ground, processed into a bread dough and baked in the bread baking oven.