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Intercultural Network For The Highly Gifted
Our mission and vision
The Intercultural Network For The Highly Gifted is a politically and religiously neutral worldwide network.
Enthusiasm is stronger than fear. Also, what unites is greater than what divides in the context of intercultural encounter, enlightenment, exchange, diversity of perspectives and the resulting acceptance of the other. We are approaching the claim that our intercultural exchange should be understood as peace work.
It is not a matter of self-evidence that a network in the highly gifted landscape gives a great deal of space to topics such as peace, human rights, minorities, war, genocide and refugees, just as our Intercultural Network For The Highly Gifted focuses on. One reason for this is that we basically look at the topics from the perspective of human rights. Furthermore, it is not enough for us to have a very high IQ and to be highly creative. We also want to bear responsibility. Responsibility for people in the world – but also for our worldwide members, visitors, interview partners, artists, experts and cooperation partners who are at home in the most diverse countries and cultures. I, founder Çiğdem Gül, am even in personal contact with indigenous people in Colombia and Pakistan.
In order to understand the self-evident and experiential values of the gifted, highly sensitive and synaesthetes, we need to be familiar with their culture(s), religion, values, social norms and mentality. We do not only want to present the beauty of the most diverse cultures, show their diversity and variety, but we also want to know in which circumstances gifted, highly gifted, highly sensitive and synaesthetes live and what the history of their culture(s) is like. We want to be in dialogue, ask questions, ask for clarification and also point out abuses. These are injustices in history, but also in the present, so that highly gifted and highly sensitive traumatised war children and war grandchildren are no longer a taboo subject.
We want to work with appreciation, dialogue, responsibility and commitment also for disadvantaged people worldwide – including the group of the highly gifted, highly sensitive and synaesthetes – especially ethnic and religious minorities, migrants and refugees, so that countless high potentials can be recognized and used.
Against the background of the anchor function of our Intercultural Network For The Highly Gifted, we would like to see tailor-made offers for the highly gifted from the educational policy. Our goal is to achieve equal conditions and opportunities in the economy, to reduce prejudices, to achieve more peace within human encounters, society, cultures and countries for our highly gifted, highly sensitive and synaesthetic target groups in the digitalised working world.
Çiğdem Gül and
the team of the Intercultural Network For The Highly Gifted
Wuppertal / Germany – May 1st, 2015 (last updated on July 6th, 2020)
Team member & cooperation partner Marta Gómez-Monedero Pérez
English translation by Marta Gómez-Monedero Pérez.
Marta Gómez-Monedero Pérez is a graduate translator and interpreter for the language combination German, English and Spanish. With Spanish as her mother tongue, Marta supports the Intercultural Network For The Highly Gifted and her customers with technical translations in the area of law and technology and accompanies them at trade fairs and negotiations. She has been living in Germany since 2015 and works as a self-employed person based in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Marta´s contact details:
E-Mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org