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67 minutes | May 31, 2022
Recyclers of waste
If black soldier fly larvae could enter competitive eating contests, they would excel, especially when it comes to eating nasty stuff that we don’t want around or wouldn’t think of eating ourselves. The ability of the black soldier fly to convert low-grade organic waste into high-quality nutrients has opened-up a ground-breaking prospect for the large-scale production of animal feed. The high protein content of insects provides an immense opportunity to develop sustainable technology for the production of animal feed at a low cost. kanthari participant Adegbite Tobi Gabriel from Nigeria tell us about that. Homepage: https://entojutu.org/
49 minutes | May 24, 2022
Jaboya - fishing in dangerous waters
When Cavin Odera’s parents and oldest sister died of HIV/AIDS, he was mocked and discriminated against. This experience eventually triggered his willingness to empower girls and young women. So he created WA-Wa, to equip them with skills to earn sustainable livelihoods without falling victim to “sex for fish”, a common practice around the Lake Victoria. Wa-Wa trains this woman in everything about fishing, from tying nets, building boats, fishing on Lake Victoria, to fish farming in self-built ponds. More details about WA-WA can be found at: wawakenya.org/
42 minutes | May 10, 2022
We are here
Last Summer, as for 2021, Afghanistan was again everywhere in the news. The Taliban captured Afghanistan's capital Kabul 20 years after they were ousted from power. Most of us, still remember the horrifying video, showing two people tragically falling down from a plane in Kabul, as they tied themselves to the wheels of the aircraft to fly out of the country, amid tension. My guest today comes from Afghanistan. Nematullah Ahangosh is an Activist, a Poet, and founder of Stretch More; a mobile empowerment parkour for the disable. By Stretch More, people with disabilities can empower themselves through survival skills, entrepreneurship, leadership and sports activities. Nemat is physically disabled and also a kanthari alumni, he just graduated. A few weeks back, as for december 2021, he had his dream speech which you can see at the youtube channel of the kanthari education center.
35 minutes | May 3, 2022
Taliban in Afghanistan
First an Apology. It's been a while since we published an Episode of this Podcast, but I had strong reasons. I explain everything in the first two Minutes of this Episode. Now, today´s Podcast: one of the lesser known facts of 20th-century world history is Cuba's military help in Afghanistan during the critical years of the Saur Revolution of 1978. Cuba was among a small number of countries who voted against a resolution by the Non-Aligned Movement at the United Nations General Assembly which condemned the Soviet union's intervention in Afghanistan in 1979. And todays Podcast its about Afghanistan. I recorded this Interview in january, a few days before I went back home. The interview lastet two hours, but I decided to split the recording in two, so this week my guest is going to talk about the situation in Afghanistan. Next week, he’s going to talk about his dream. So I kindly invite you to listen to this Episode.
63 minutes | Jan 25, 2022
Grenzgängertum und die Verkürzung der Strecke
Hubert Maria Dietrich, one of the new commended Giraffe Hero, is a very nice, very straight guy. We all know, Giraffes are known to need a big and strong heart to pump the blood all the way to the head – Humadi’s heart full of helpfulness, attention and generosity is an impressive example. We at the foundation call him Humadi, founded humanum, a people-to-people company that produces pioneering products for a better world with the following vision: “When everyone shares, no one is left empty-handed.” Today you'll get to know Humadi. On the day he got his commendation, he talked to us at the foundation and also played some songs. Yes he is also a musician. His speech and performance was in german. So i'm apologising to my non-german speaking listeners with a promise. Soon I'm recording a Podcast with Humadi and you will get the chance to get to know him better. In the meantime, I kindly invite you to enjoy this speech and performance. To reflect and, why not, to philosophize a little with us. So please, lean back and enjoy Grenzgängertum und die Verkürzung der Strecke.
58 minutes | Jan 18, 2022
Breaking out of binary concepts
As children, gender bombards us in more ways than one – the clothes we wear, the toys we buy, the way we express ourselves…From the moment we're born, our gender identity is no secret. We're either a boy or a girl. We are pink or blue. Today I'm talking to a recent kanthari alumni: Niwas Kumar. For some children, what's between their legs doesn't match what's between their ears -- they insist they were born into the wrong body. They are transgender children, diagnosed with gender identity disorder, and their parents insist this is not a phase. My guest today has founded anantmool, a Gender-Free Learning Centre for children who are experiencing gender dysphoria.
31 minutes | Jan 11, 2022
VitaNetz - Podcast in German
Giraffe Hero Katharina Lehmann, a psychologist with her own practice, had a permanent position on the police force in Zürich. She could truly have had a quiet life. However, Katharina was not willing to compromise on the truth, stepped out of her comfort zone and put her employment and public reputation on the line. She co-initiated the VitaNetz Foundation. VitaNetz is building an innovative society that places health and the harmonious coexistence of humans, animals and nature at the center of its activities. This includes pesticide- and antibiotic-free agriculture, animal husbandry, solidarity-based economic management with its own monetary system, and a lot more. But listen to it yourself, today I'm bringing to you Katharinas speech at the headquarters of the Giraffe Heroes Foundation as a podcast.
52 minutes | Dec 28, 2021
To hell and back
Violence against women in Zimbabwe is partly accepted as a fact of life, especially by elderly “counselors” that traditionally perceive women as the property of their husbands. My guest today Precious Kiwiti was known as a strong woman, running restaurants and catering services successfully, and starting a kindergarten for single mothers. But hardly anyone knew about her well-hidden tragedy. Precious recently completed the kanthari course in India and is now jumping into the practical part of her training. Now, she is about to head back to Zimbabwe to work with women and girls who have been affected by domestic violence. Her social venture “Precious Hearts Haven”, plans to work towards the elimination of gender-based violence. This is the last Podcast of this Year 2021, we at the Giraffe Heroes Foundation, are hoping for more Giraffe-Nominations in the New Year and are wishing you all Hope, Love and Faith. May this coming year bless you with love, peace, and empowerment.
46 minutes | Dec 21, 2021
Dear listeners, are you looking to come out of your comfort zone? Are you ready to challenge your fears, for an adventure? Then get ready for the great Indian treasure hunt. today in our Podcast we are hunting a treasure in Kerala with my guest, kanthari participant, Abhilash John. Locked in a cage of constraints and expectations, Abhilash was not able to dream and follow his personal path. A street child helped him to challenge his fears, to set him free to explore his strengths and passions. Through his social venture, Khoj, he offers “the great Indian treasure hunt”, An adventurous journey for Indian youngsters to break out of their parent’s dreams.
98 minutes | Dec 14, 2021
Life is too important to get stuck
„Life is what you’re happy for getting up for.“ - if not, there is something wrong in your life”. „Life is what you’re happy for getting up for.“ - if not, there is something wrong in your life”. Giraffe Hero Paul Kronenberg is cofounder of the kanthari program for social change makers in Kerala. About a year ago, we had the pleasure to listen to his partner Sabriye Tenberken on this podcast. Today we have Paul sharing his vast experiences and getting to know his attitude towards life. It's a delight to listen to his very practical advice, entertaining anecdotes and certainly - I'm sure we can also try to take it in as an enhancer to overcome our comfort zones and start doing something, while starting to look. He uses wit and humor to mirror the true shape of the world that makes one think and reflect about what can, or maybe, must be done differently to become part of solutions.
52 minutes | Dec 7, 2021
Stand up and speak!
Akhina Mohan from Kerala India, plans to start alarmo, a youth driven, Kerala based task force that nudges people to act immediately. Nothing makes her more furious than the mistreatment and irresponsibility towards the environment. But Akhina never had the courage to stand up and speak out. Participating in relief work during the 2018 Kerala floods, helped her to break out of her shell. Now, she knows, her actions can make a difference! The younger generation needs to realize that their planet is on fire, and together they have to start saving it.
29 minutes | Nov 9, 2021
When time runs out...
"Allowing for the book, after all, being a parody, something like 1984 could actually happen. This is the direction the world is going in at the present time. In our world, there will be no emotions except fear, rage, triumph, and self-abasement.” George Orwell. In today's Podcast you get to have a deep theoretical and philosophical insight of the Giraffe Heroes Foundation. In our latest event, Giraffe Heroes foundation founder Tom Amatt, read from four authors who tried to give their compatriots a wake-up call as long as there was still time. And this is what he and the Giraffe Heroes Foundation team wants. To make a wakeup call to the society in these times of unprecedented changes in our natural and societal environment. The question is: is there still time now? The texts are extracted from René Guénon, The Crisis of the Modern World and George Orwell’s postscript to 1984. He also read Brave New World Revisited from Aldous Huxley and the End of Belzebub’s Tales to his Grandson by George Gurdjeff. I kindly invite to enjoy these passages. To reflect and, why not, to philosophize a little with us. So please, lean back and enjoy the reading.
34 minutes | Oct 26, 2021
Sarita fights back
Please make the effort to follow our talk with Sarita Lamichhane who is talking about her experiences in Nepal being a daughter, and blind. What does it mean for the family? She shares with us how she grew up, through the quota got engaged in a government job, went for training at kanthari and founded her own project Prayatna Nepal. It also includes a fight back programme to increase confidence, especially for visually impaired women, who often suffer discrimination and sexual harassment.
57 minutes | Sep 21, 2021
Being widowed can be one of the most overwhelming traumatic experiences that women and also men face in their lives. Loneliness significantly affects those who’ve suffered the death of a husband. Widows can become some of the most marginalised groups in society. Yet they are often in greatest need, whether in terms of physical or mental, emotional or practical adjustments to their lives. Our Guest Gram Tinashe Makwarimba, better known as Carter Founded in 2014 , Yolk Africa. A non-profit entity that enriches people and communities on the margins of society to overcome social and economic discrimination with a primary focus on widows and single mothers.
10 minutes | Aug 3, 2021
Restoring faith in Humanity
28 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Today's podcast is not a Podcast, at least not as you, dear listener, are used to, every tuesday. Today, we´re bringing to you the latest event of the Giraffe Heroes Foundation as a Podcast. Let me tell you what you are about to hear. In today's Podcast event, Giraffe Heroes Foundation founder Tom Ammat, is going to welcome you, with a notion, his notion of what makes the work of this foundation. Afterwards, you are going to get an Idea, about the latest nominations, some insights about the people you'll get the chance to get to know better in this Podcast, in the weeks to come. As a key outcome of this event there was an exclusive concert offered by Oganes Arustamov, one of our latest commended Giraffe Heroes and Fuko Ishi. If you'd like to listen to this concert, I kindly invite you, after listening to this Podcast, to just go to our YouTube channel and watch it. To lean back and enjoy this special interpretation.
49 minutes | Jul 12, 2021
Kaanthi: Raising awereness
India has one of the world’s highest numbers of fatalities due to electrical accidents. Especially among farmers. kanthari alumni Satya Illa founded kaanthi wich means light, a social enterprise that addresses the lack of awareness , and response preparedness among villages in Telangana. Through practical training on safety, Satya has been able to save the lives of many farmers and prevent unnecessary accidents.
37 minutes | Jul 6, 2021
Kerlinda War finds joy and satisfaction in her years of work in rehabilitation for children with slow growth and physical impairment. Marveling roots in Meghalaya, India provides training on early identification for the rural population, referral services, and prepares children for schooling and socialisation.
44 minutes | Jun 28, 2021
Bashiro Adamu is the founder of the Dream Again Prison Academy. The 2013 kanthari alumni from Nigeria, aims to ensure that the very high recidivism rate is drastically reduced through qualitative education. His education program begins in prisons, and as soon as his students are released, he reintegrates them into the labor market. Bashiru Oyahkilome Adamu is a firing social change maker who has brought light and hope to many inmates across the correctional space in Nigeria and pushing through Africa. With almost a decade experience in building a non-profit from the scratch, beginning from a sub-rural community in Otukpo, Benue State, Nigeria. Today the organization Dream Again correctional and Youth Initiative is in full operation in some parts of the Western and Northern Nigerian.
36 minutes | Jun 15, 2021
Gateway to Elation
Robert Malunda is opening a gateway to the world for the blind with his organisation Gateway to Elation. he does this by providing training in computer literacy, daily living skills which include mobility and orientation, as well as social interaction. He was born in Makokoba, Bulawayo; in southwest Zimbabwe. At age 3 he was affected by glaucoma and became totally blind. In 2015 Robert joined the kanthari course. Upon return to Zimbabwe he started Gateway to Elation. Robert trains other blind people in the use of computers as well as daily living, orientation and social interaction skills so that they are able to become independent and are able to integrate themselves in society. If you´d like to support Robert or to know more about his experience, have a look at gatewaytoelation.org/
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