Social Projects

XertifiX chairwoman receives Federal Cross of Merit

We are pleased that our Chairwoman Ingrid Sehrbrock received the Federal Cross of Merit from Prime Minister Dietmar Woidke in the name of Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier last Thursday. The Federal President is thus honoring Sehrbrock’s years of commitment to justice through his work with the CDU, Care and XertifiX. In her voluntary work, Sehrbrock has campaigned, among other things, for equal rights for women, better working conditions for textile workers and quarry workers, as well as for school and social projects.

We warmly congratulate Ingrid Sehrbrock on this well-deserved award!

2022-11-10T11:15:35+01:00October 7th, 2022|

Call for donations!

The dangerous corona virus threatens people worldwide and here with us!

The necessary protective measures against the virus mean that we are all massively restricted in everyday life, at work, in favorite jobs and in contacts. In other parts of the world – however – the actually well-intentioned protective measures directly threaten the life and existence of people. You probably know from the media and we, especially from our partners in India, that the state-prescribed lockdown creates huge problems. India’s economy lives from millions of unorganized day laborers (92 percent of employees), a large number of women who work in factories, construction sites, households and in agriculture. Many live away from their families in mass accommodation or in the slums of the big cities.
Many people have no savings as day laborers. If work and income no longer exist, there is simply no money to buy the necessary daily food. People are starving. The state does provide people with food if they are registered. Many people could not be registered and therefore do not receive the support.

Our auditors Mr. Rajnath and Mr. Susai have therefore taken the initiative and are providing the essentials for people, especially migrants who work in the quarries. Our partner organizations “Vikas Sansthan” and “GRAVIS” support the people in Firozabad and Agra (state of Uttar Pradesh) as well as in the area around Jodhpur in Rajasthan.

Dilip Sevarthi, head of the organization “Vikas Sansthan”, describes the situation as follows:

„There is a complete lockdown here, especially in the Slums of Firozabad, because there are patients who have been diagnosed with the corona virus. Our community is living in a great crisis. There is a state supply of grain, but that is not enough. In fact, our community is… not registered with the government, so people cannot get food from the government for free. That is a massive problem! Because the people in the community have no money. So how can they buy groceries. … Now, with our own resources, we no longer have many options for how we could support the people in the community. We give people who are terminally ill … support. But if we got support for food for the community, it would be great for the people here.“

We know that this time is very difficult for all of us! But if you can still do without something, it would be wonderful! Please donate with the donation keyword “Corona” to:

XertifiX Sozialprojekte e.V. 

We collect the money and send it directly to our partners in India. They will use the money for food for the needy in this corona crisis. 100% of the money reaches the needy.

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

2020-06-04T10:31:23+02:00May 7th, 2020|

New Project: Fight against silicosis

On 01. May 2018 our new project for the control of silicosis and tuberculosis in Indian quarry areas starts.
The project is carried out by our partner organization GRAVIS, with whom we already implement some of our school projects. Objectives of the project include:

  • Expand knowledge and awareness of lung health among quarry workers and quarry owners in the Thar Desert region.
    Improve the health status of quarry workers through Village Health Workers (VHWs) and medical services aimed at improving lung health.
  • Improving the nutritional status of quarry workers through food gardens, training and capacity building.
  • Lobbying: Contact with local government and commitment to better health care facilities for quarry workers.

OVERALL GOAL: The project aims to reduce overall silicosis and tuberculosis in the quarries of the Thar Desert in India and promote lung health in the local quarry communities.

The project is financed by the generous donations of the Gebhard-Müller-Schule (SMV) and supporting groups. Thank you very much!

Further information: Das Silikose-Projekt

2020-06-04T12:03:19+02:00May 1st, 2018|

Donors on a world trip by bicycle

Ralph Lang and Imke Frodermann, two teachers of the Gebhard Müller School and important “pillars” of the donor group from Biberach, cycled around the globe in 2017 to the Kerala Bhakar School in Rajasthan (one of our present social projects). The world tour on the bike can be followed on their website . The visit of the school and the partner organization GRAVIS in December 2017 can be viewed in a small photo show.

Report of the visit in India: Report
Fotoshow: Impressionen aus Indien
Social Project: Kerala Bhakar Schule

2020-06-04T12:07:51+02:00January 19th, 2018|

Berlin: Maharaj Trio advertises XertifiX social projects

The world-famous Maharaj Trio raised donations for XertifiX Sozialprojekte e.V. at a performance on June 13, 2015 in Berlin Spandau. The concert was one of many on this year’s European tour. The Maharaj Trio has been promoting XertifiX social projects at its concerts since 2015.

Pandit (Großmeister) Vikash Maharaj (Sarod) hat bereits seit den 80iger Jahren auch in Deutschland gespielt und ist gemeinsam mit vielen Jazzmusikern und vielen Popgrößen aufgetreten (u.a. Peter Gabriel, John McLaughlin, Herbie Hancock, Charlie Mariano). Er hält eine Musikprofessur in Kalifornien. Sein ältester Sohn (Tabla) ist ebenfalls Musikprofessor in Kalifornien und einen Musikwettbewerb der indischen Regierung mit 100.000 Teilnehmern gewonnen. Der jüngste Sohn, Abhishek Maharaj (Sitar) hat an der Benares Hindu University in Varanasi in 5 Instrumenten abgeschlossen mit einer Bestnote, die noch nie zuvor vergeben worden war. Er hat den Wettbewerb der indischen Regierung für den besten Saitenspieler in den letzten 6 Jahren 5x gewonnen - bei jeweils 100.000 Teilnehmern.

2014.06.20 Spandau 100

2020-06-04T14:48:14+02:00June 15th, 2015|
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