Qultura is a charitable organization working to
support people affected by social exclusion and social
stigma. We've rejected the typical business model for a
charity or non-profit organization, we don't rent offices,
nobody gets paid, we work according to a number of
theories and common universal principles and achieve our
mission through the development of local community culture
because it brings people together and creates
What is social exclusion?
Remember being singled out for additional chores or punishment? Ever experienced people important to you forgetting your birthday or an important anniversary? Or not being invited to a party or event to which everyone else you know has been invited? These are mild examples of social exclusion.
Social exclusion is a complex social issue involving many aspects of other issues such as poverty, inequality, joblessness, and so on. This subject area has yielded numerous academic studies and lots of research, making it a subject area which is heavily politicized by both the left and right. This is not our focus, and we disregard research and studies for a reason.
This reason is because on an individual level social exclusion comes down to a perceived experience which is stressful, often distressing, and is a social process which has various effects on someone's life experience, many of which can be quite profound and devastating. Our focus is on supporting individual people to the point where they feel once again included, independent and valued for who they are as individual human beings.
Our general strategy for supporting people.
Our global strategy for supporting people affected by social exclusion and social stigma is based on accessibility, empowerment and inclusion. Respect for the individual affected and their life experience is of paramount importance as is the delivery of support through primary social interaction, which needs to be positive, pleasant and reaffirming in nature.
However rather than focus on the issues which only compounds the stigma we prefer to promote cultural development and community support in local communities and support the development of individual, participant-centred projects which provide sustainable opportunities for those affected to resolve their own feelings and perception of exclusion in their own way.