http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/mar/19/gifted-child-education-project-global-movement-says-the-world-needs-more-giftedchildren article Posted February 19, 2016 05:17:04Gifted children are not a problem that only affects the affluent, says a global movement of gifted children to raise awareness of the devastating impact of poverty on their development.
Gifted Children International (GCI), an international network of more than 1.4 million gifted children, launched its Global Movement in 2016 to raise global awareness of inequality, and the need for better child care.
The initiative was inspired by a report commissioned by the OECD to examine how poor children are raised, with its aim to help governments, schools and communities create programs that promote the social and emotional wellbeing of children.
The report, which was published last year, estimated that there are over 2.5 million children who live in poverty around the world, with over half of those in developing countries.
While some countries, such as India and Brazil, have made significant progress in their efforts to address child poverty, others, such a United States and Australia, remain in the dark.
GCI, which is based in New York, said it wanted to be a global voice for the children of the world who need a voice in the global debate about poverty.
The organisation said its aim was to “build a global community of dedicated activists, policy makers, and researchers dedicated to supporting the empowerment of gifted and talented children through education and the creation of an inclusive and equitable world”.
The Global Movement aims to “break down barriers to their empowerment and to provide them with the support they need to reach their full potential, both in school and in life”.
The initiative has also launched a new programme, Gifted Schools, which aims to provide gifted and gifted children with the skills they need so they can lead meaningful lives, and to build relationships between the schools and gifted and tutored children.
GRI is a global network of gifted students, parents, teachers and staff.
The group is currently raising awareness around child poverty through an initiative to introduce school assemblies and teach lessons to gifted children.
It is currently working with schools in India and Nepal, as well as the World Bank and the UN Development Programme to improve the quality of child care and schooling in India.
The Global Gifted Network, launched in 2013, aims to promote the global development of gifted people and the achievement of their dreams.
“GRI is committed to the goal of eradicating poverty by the end of this century,” said Joanna M. Moberg, GRI’s chief executive officer.
“We have the skills, resources and knowledge necessary to reach our goal.
As we work to make that happen, we also need to make sure that our efforts are matched by those of those who do not have the means to provide the same quality of education and child care that our gifted students have.”