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The Sto Foundation focuses on the future through education and training

Ensuring success in the future means laying the foundations today. In this regard, hardly any other factor is as vital as the education and training of the people who will be faced with the challenges of tomorrow. Making an investment in training the next generation is therefore an investment in the future of our society.

It is for this reason that the Sto Foundation supports young people in their technical and academic training. In addition to specialised skills, the concepts of identity and social responsibility should also be a cornerstone for the trainees sponsored by the Foundation.

The overall aim of the Sto Foundation ties in with the Sto SE & Co. KGaA Mission Statement “Building with conscience” and promotes awareness of the importance of designing living space tailored to environmental and human needs. To implement the concept, the Foundation is divided into four funding programs.

Funding program for the painting and plastering trades

The Foundation supports, amongst others, young apprentices who need personal or financial assistance or require special attention due to their mental development or social situation. The Foundation offers these disadvantaged young people guidance and therefore makes a real contribution to their integration in society.

Trainees can also benefit from the Foundation by acting as role models to others through their exceptional achievements and remarkable commitment. And finally, to round off, the charter also provides qualification opportunities for teachers and instructors.

Funding program for architecture and building sciences

The Foundation also sponsors students of architecture and building sciences who demonstrate exemplary commitment or exceptional abilities but cannot afford regular studies.

Funding program for further education

Given that qualification is a lifelong process, the Foundation also funds further training measures. This area of support is aimed specifically at committed and talented people who have completed professional or academic training in the sectors mentioned above. This could be assistance during master craftsman training but also a scholarship during postdoctoral study.

Funding program for project work and research

The Sto Foundation can also initiate and fund projects within the building sector, such as commitments that set an example and actively promote the preservation of listed building structures. The same applies to research projects aimed at developing new, ecological, and energy-saving building materials with aesthetic appeal. The Foundation can also support projects that are dedicated to promoting the energy efficiency of buildings above all else.