On Mother's Day, the New Chamber Choir Heidenheim and the Landesblasorchester in the CC provided a brute musical experience. All seats in the Congress Center on the Schlossberg were occupied when the Benefit Concert of the Rotary Club Heidenheim-Giengen began.
On the stage stood nearly 90 young singers, who presented the audience with a lot of fun and talent, a musical bouquet for Mother's Day.
With music from Namibia, human rights activist Waris Dirie was finally invited to come on stage. Anyone who had expected a shattering lecture on female genital mutilation, the donation theme of the evening, was wrong. Naturally, she joined in and sang and danced with the choir.
In a very good mood, Waris Dirie thanked all the contributors, the audience and also the Rotary Club Heidenheim-Giengen, without whose financial support a concert like this would not have been possible.
With her hearty laughter, she repeatedly took issues such as forced marriage or brutal violence against women. Dirie, who has written a world bestseller with her autobiographical story "Desert Flower" and thereby brought the female genital mutilation (FGM) in the consciousness of society, told enthusiastically about the projects and successes of the "Desert Flower Foundation", founded in 2002, international aid organization.
"As a young woman, I promised myself that something had to be done about this criminal act. I was smart enough to use the system for my concerns during my time as a top model. 27 years ago, the world knew nothing about FGM. Today, we work together to empower and educate the girls. Knowledge protects."
The Rotarians had convinced this approach. In search of a suitable donation theme for the concert on this year's Mother's Day, with mothers and women at the center, Waris Dirie was discovered and decided to raise money for a very specific purpose: the construction of a school in Somalia, 50,000 euros are needed. President Thomas Beck: "We have already reached half of that goal. We ask for more generous donations during the break."