Many years ago I walked into a bookstore and by chance came across a book of the author Rüdiger Nehberg.
Once home, I literally devoured it.
It didn't take long and my collection has been extended to several of his books.
Some time later I met Rüdiger personally at one of his lectures.
His impressive speech immediately fascinated me.
Since then, I followed and supported his organization TARGET's work as a sustaining member.
Rüdiger Nehberg became known for his interesting survival books.
Today, he is a human rights activist and a remarkable man with his 80 years.
For 15 years, he and his wife Annette Nehberg are fighting for the abolition of female genital mutilation.
In 2000, he founded the human rights organization "TARGET".
Together with the Islamic authorities, they are fighting directly on-site to put an end to the custom of female genital mutilation.
"TARGET" operates a traveling ambulance and an obstetrics clinic in the Danakil desert to help and support the mutilated girls and women.
People like Rüdiger Nehberg are my everyday heroes.
People who stand up for fairness and equity in order to make our world a little more livable every day.
People who do not forget that not everyone has such a good life as we do.
People who do not let anyone get them down, but strongly go their way in order to give others a chance for a better and more peaceful life.
I am sure that TARGET's work will continue to help even more African girls to have a better future.
To do something good, help people and stand up for others also belongs to a healthy lifestyle.
Anyone wishing to support Rüdiger and his team in their work; can reach out to them by clicking on the TARGET's banner.
Love and health to all of you!
After ten years, I finally had the chance to listen to Rüdigers wonderful speech again.
Thank you Rüdiger and team for your continuous contribution to make the world a better place.