The non-profit association Agape has been active in India, Bangladesh, Nepal, Tibet and Romania since 1991. The focus of the association is on disadvantaged children for whom the association has built orphanages and schools in slums and rural areas. The aim of the association is to leave no one behind and to give children from poor families the opportunity to receive an education. Furthermore, the association works to ensure that these children also have access to clean drinking water.
On our homepage we document the history of the association and thus the great life's work of the honorary chairwoman Christine Weitmann and the active members and partners from the sponsorships. Many of her projects are of course continuing and new ones are constantly being added. We provide information about the current projects of AGAPE e. V., give an insight into the concrete work of our current team and the development of the association.
We, that is:
Dr. Martin Maier (1st Chairman), Hans-Peter Hebel (2nd Chairman), Christine Weitmann (Honorary Chairman), Charlotte Stirn (Treasurer) and Annika Meuter (Secretary). The financial side is further supported by Josif Herlo (treasurer) and the tax consultant Elisabeth Schneiss.
Please feel free to contact us: We are happy about interested questions, new members and last but not least about every donation.
In April, we submitted an application to the German Alliance for Global Health Research (GLOHRA) together with the Geological Institute of Heidelberg University (GEOW) and the Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK). In this project, which is granting a six-figure sum, our water filters and innovative arsenic removal by electrocoagulation are to be established at one of our sites in Bangladesh and optimized for series production.
Keep your fingers crossed for us - the decision is already in June!
In cooperation with the University of Heidelberg, we optimized a commercially available household filter so that it removes arsenic very safely and reliably. After a successful test run with just a few filters, we have now distributed a further 100 filters in May 2020 to families affected by very high levels of arsenic in their well water. Read here how the families like the filters...