The Giraffe Heroes Foundation

Where there are Giraffes there is Hope, Ann Medlock

Giraffe-Heroes are people who have the courage to swim against the currents, where and when these currents are violating the rule of human being; they “stick their neck out” to uphold this very rule for the common good.

GHF has been established by Karl Amadé and a team of friends in November 2017 at Basel, Switzerland. Amadé, a Sinologist by education, has spent his life as an independent entrepreneur in Asia and Europe with a lasting interest in the issues of the mind as well as regeneration of a healthy environment. His encounter and friendship with John Graham and Ann Medlock (www.giraffe.org) has brought about the idea for a Giraffe Heroes Foundation. Amadé understands his role as that of a facilitator: those people attracted by the idea of the Giraffe Heroes Project have to be brought together, interactive platforms need to be formed and impact has to be created. Please join!


Wim Hof

... I don’t know what it is exactly, but I’m not going to accept all this disease and war, hungry children, cruelty to animals. I’m not going to accept any of it. Exploitation, insensitivity, is that the goal of humanity? Is this what we are teaching our children at school? ....

Oganes Arustamov

.... however the kid did not play along as the teachers or his mother wanted. He improvised and composed his own melodies, which were not met with much of an understanding; grudgingly ....

Aki Allahgholi

“…. It’s been a hell of a ride the last 4 years but I wouldn’t want to miss any moment of it.”

Sabriye Tenberken and Paul Kronenberg

… Paul got locked up by the Chinese authorities, but was released later. Next the pair proceeded with the establishment of Braille without Borders …

Hendrik Haers

Since human existence depends in no minor part on the presence of bees, Hendrik went all the way to create a more bee friendly environment.

André Wermelinger

André is of an inquisitive character. He wants to know what makes the difference, the difference between truth and fake and what it is what keeps things going – people, nature, the world at large.

Dimi Dumortier

Dimi Dumortier (born 1966 in Brecht, Belgium) has many 'hats': the artist, the activist, the film maker, the social worker/psychologist, the musician and, yes, the actor.

Mohammed el Gharani

He never could be forced to confess an alleged Al-Qaida membership, neither by the Pakistanis directly after imprisonment, nor by the Americans in Afghanistan where he was held for two months nor by the henchmen of Guantanamo over a period of seven years.

Pia Schmid

While looking for some exquisite silk in down town Bern we accidentally got attracted by a little shop. When we opened the door we were received by a small, tender woman with shining eyes.

Lucien (Chris) Malins

Chris develops his passion for natural craft teaching and developing sustainable education as an important resource for a healthier 21st century societies.

Emil Rustige

“Papa, I want to organize a demo against parent’s using their phones instead of talking to their kids. Against always using this gadget instead of talking to each other.”

Burkhart Veigel

With his foundation and website www.fluchthilfe.de Burkhart is engaged in order to understand and debunk the inhuman logic of totalitarian regimes to this day.

Cosco [Louis de Cordier]

Cosco is one of those people just everybody likes: outgoing, sensitive, supportive, laughing a lot and straight forward to the bottom.