#StickYourNeckOut

Yampier Duranona

Restoring faith in Humanity

One year ago today we started this adventure called “Stick your neck out!” – The podcast to restore your faith in humanity. It’s crazy to think that a year could have gone by so fast, but yet it seems like we’ve been together on this journey forever. Thanks for joining us every Tuesday! This time, I’m telling you my reasons why. Why I think this podcast is important. Why you should listen to this Podcast and how to restore faith in Humanity.

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.

www.kaanthi.org/

The Giraffing

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.

Kaanthi: Raising awareness

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.

www.kaanthi.org/

Marveling roots

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.

https://www.facebook.com/marvelling.org/
https://www.facebook.com/kerlinda.war

further information

Cerebral Palsy:
https://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com/
https://scholar.google.de/scholar?q=early+intervention+children+cerebral+palsy&hl=en&as_sdt=0&as_vis=1&oi=scholart
https://www.cerebralpalsy.org/
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4173665/
https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/dmcn.14855
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/323578029_Early_Intervention_for_Children_with_Cerebral_Palsy

living root bridges

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6x0I7x1YRq4
https://www.nationalgeographic.com/travel/article/living-root-bridges-clean-village-mwalynnong-india
https://edition.cnn.com/style/article/living-bridges-india-scn/index.html
http://www.bbc.com/travel/story/20150218-indias-amazing-living-root-bridges

Dreaming again

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.

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/

Transgender realities

When we use the word transgender, we are referring to an inclusive umbrella term, that consists of binary trans people (trans men and trans women), as well as non-binary people and people who cross dress. There are a lot of ways that transgender people can describe their identities. Understanding the words and labels people use encourages respect. Today’s Episode offers a wide view about several topics – each of them deserving plenty of space in today’s world. And you might feel like being in a roller coaster, imagining how Gumisayi Bonzo, my guest today, manages to engage herself in all of them. She’s fighting for equal laws and acknowledgement for transgender persons in Zimbabwe. Helping to get proper healthcare and establish support groups for transgender and intersex persons, but also for HIV-postivie persons. She’s also helping HIV-positive prisoners since from her own experience, she knows how tough that can be. With the organisation trans smart trust they’re fighting for inclusion, using HIV as an enter point – since usually there is no legal acceptance for trans topics at all. Be ready to listen how a person that really went through so much could become so cheerful, strong, powerful and passionate.

Homepage
transsmartzw.org
Donations
admin@transsmartzw.org
transsmaet16@gmail.com
Other Websites
https://grammar.yourdictionary.com/grammar/pronouns/using-they-them-pronouns-for-a-singular-person.html

https://www.un.org/en/gender-inclusive-language/guidelines.shtml

https://www.europarl.europa.eu/cmsdata/151780/GNL_Guidelines_EN.pdf

Sapphire Early Intervention Center

kanthari alumni Pynhoi Tang was brought up in the Khasi tribal community in North Eastern India. She went to a local school but was thrown out because she was visually impaired. That moment influenced the rest of her life. Pynhoi Tang, is empowering the persons with disability through her Sapphire Early Intervention Center and Community Based Inclusive/Inclusion Development program, as part of Bethany Society in Jaintia Hills, Meghalaya, India.

The Hummingbird

In Santa Cruz, Bolivia, Carolina Ortiz with her Centro Colibri supports people who suffer from domestic violence – to participate in programmes, to heal, to learn how to speak up, look for help and gain self esteem. Centro Colibri offers a support system for victims of sexual violence, and it also runs Advocacy campaigns in Bolivia, the most violent country in Latin America for women. In this Podcast she’s talking about her own story, about how everything changed once she was ready and found help and how she learned to speak up and identify these experiences in others. Thank you so much for the very important effort you’re taking – empowering women and especially girls to achieve a mindset change and be ready to leave the nest, speak up against the very patriarchal society.