#StickYourNeckOut

“STICK YOUR NECK OUT!”

The weekly Podcast of the Giraffe Heroes Foundation

In our podcast, commended Giraffes are talking with us about the issues that count most for them and which drive them “To Stick their Necks Out” for our common good. We offer our listeners a direct and often very personal “look” behind the scenes of their day to day activities. What made them start fighting for their local communities? How did they manage to cope with and overcome resistance? And yes, what concerns them and which dangers do they perceive as threatening the success of their struggle?

With this podcast we would like to give our supporters and our community the opportunity to get to know the Heroes behind the foundation better by gaining deeper insight into their work. Thus you will have an opportunity of a direct encounter with these personalities sticking their necks out for the common good, fighting for the social issues that matter: justice, freedom, our environment… Be inspired and have fun!

December 1, 2020

After Guantánamo…

Giraffe Hero Mohammed El-Gharani

We have great respect for today's giraffe - someone who literally sticked his neck out when being imprisoned, without having done nothing. We know these things happen - yet it seems so incredible at the same time. In today's talk we get an insight on what it's like, to bear this destiny and at the same time, what lessons it […]

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November 24, 2020

Waste is the future

Tony Joy, founder of Durian in Nigeria

Tony Joy is doing impressive work in Nigeria. With her organisation Durian, she's helping out the most marginalized people in rural areas, transforming the image and comprehension of rural equals poor and marginalized towards rural is creative and cool. How she's managing to do this, she explains in a very straight forward, precise way in today’s podcast. Tony Joy is […]

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November 17, 2020

Learning naturally

DEFY: challenging conventional mainstream education

In todays Podcast Abhijit Sinha is making a clear point: coming from a high education system doesn't automatically mean that it's teaching you how to make the right choices, regarding humanity. The kanthari alumni is introducing us to Project DEFY. Project DEFY is helping communities in India to create their own schools, using Nooks, learning spaces to enable the participants […]

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October 20, 2020

A new hope for corals

Restoring reefs: Giraffe Hero Aki Allagholi

“If we manage to get a stable ocean, there won’t be so many drastic climate changes and we will all look at a brighter future”.

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October 13, 2020

Challenging an unkind world

Ann Medlock - Founder of the Giraffe Heroes Project

Today's episode is sort of a special, since you get to listen personally to the one who started with the whole idea of nominating people sticking their necks out almost forty years ago. With Ann Medlock the Giraffe Heroes Project was born.

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October 6, 2020

The first bee reserve in Europe

Giraffe Hero Louis de Cordier - Cosco

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September 29, 2020

Not YOUR Bee

Giraffe Hero Dimi du Mortier

The Giraffe we want to introduce you to today is Dimi. Dimi is a filmmaker who has produced several documentaries on shoestring budgets. About his most recent one, which is still in the making Not your bee, he will give some fascinating insights in this talk. He’s asking the right questions, like who do insects belong to and what might […]

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September 22, 2020

Imaginal Cells

Giraffe Hero Chris Malins

Chris is an educator and researcher in sustainability issues with a special interest in how today’s separation of people from nature is affecting their ability to cope with conflict, this especially with a view to younger generations. And he has developed methods to remedy this situation by reengaging us with nature.

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September 15, 2020

Don´t stop till you drop

Giraffe Hero Hendrik Haers

Todays podcast is taken our look to a green desert– meaning an area without diversified culture – meaning no food for insects to survive. Hendrik Haers, my guest today, is living in the centre of a village built in such a green desert – where there’s hardly any ground left that the village autorities don’t sell for building.

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September 8, 2020

Free the bees!

André Wermelinger. A Giraffe Hero, a beekeeper

Did you know you can train a dog as a beekeeper? Did you know that the bees need your help? What is the connection between the Bees and COVID-19? In today’s Episode Tom Amatt is talking with André Wermelinger, founder and leader of the NGO Free the Bees, Fribourg, Switzerland. He’s also a Giraffe Hero and will be talking among […]

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September 2, 2020

Stick your neck out!

A direct encounter with NGO founder Tom Amatt

In this Episode you get insights from the founder Tom Amatt and get to know the particular vision this NGO has. We walk you through the process how to find and nominate people that stick their neck out and create a network among all of those, fighting for the common good, to make a difference.

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Kanthari: Empowering the marginalised

Giraffe Hero Sabriye Tenberken

A kanthari is a plant that grows wild in every backyard of Kerala, a small but very spicy chili with a number of medicinal values. A kanthari is also a symbol for those who have the guts to challenge harmful traditions and the status quo, who have fire in their belly and a lot of innovative ideas to make a […]

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