Appeals & community support


Appeals and community support projects are a completely different category of Qultura project because they are specifically designed to effectively remove of various barriers - practical, financial, social, emotional and psychological - which strip either an individual member or group of members of a community of their autonomy and ability to function as a member of a community or society. Unlike other projects such as creative projects or social projects which can be developed by Qultura volunteers and participants of the Qultura community, all appeals and community support projects are created and developed exclusively by reverse participants.

Dealing with personal trauma

The primary objective here is to enable members of a community to move beyond traumatic personal experiences through accessing support from the community in a way that promotes the sharing of individual, personal experiences to promote greater insight, awareness and understanding of such things as hardship, deprivation, social stigma, oppression, human rights abuses and so on. Unlike other projects in the community such as creative and social projects, appeals can only be created and developed by reverse participants and not by either volunteers or activists. This is so as to get the whole concept of poverty and inequality beyond the realms of ideology and belief systems. The fundamental basis for any appeal developed within the Qultura community is exclusively direct personal experience.

The role of community support

This means that all community support within the Qultura community is achieved by participants, activists and volunteers working together to provide the emotional support, assistance and practical support to reverse participants through the administration, support and promotion of Qultura appeals. All physical and spatial resources such as access to community space, financial and material support should come from outside the Qultura community from the existing government and local authority departments, e.g. welfare benefits departments, charities and similar organizations, including the business communities. The focus of the Qultura community needs to be on providing the social, community and emotional support needed by those who are affected, i.e. the reverse participants themselves who are struggling with the various issues in society and the local community.

Where we aren't seeking change

This means that while the organizations still have to deal with the practical and financial barriers caused by poverty, inequality and social issues - simply because Qultura is neither a government, a corporation or a charitable organization - our focus is on the deeper, far more complex issues of reversing the effects of the personal trauma - i.e. supporting reverse participants to be in a position to break down the various social, emotional and psychological barriers which have developed as a result of the prolonged processes of cultural decline.

Where we are seeking change

Appeals and community support are developed to promote solidarity within local communities, dissolve boundaries and social divisions, create realistic opportunities for social mobility, and create opportunities for individual people in the local community to come up with their own solutions without demanding change from any other organization, protests, causing disruptions but instead taking the initiative together as a local community. There is a tremendous need for pushback from people in a way which requires and even forces organizations to cooperate and give up control by rebalancing a greater degree of cooperation and equality between the organization and the individual human being who is the member of a community and society.

What we expect from other organizations

This means that as a community we ignore completely all authority, all organizations, all social movements, all politicial parties, all religious organizations and all charities. The only thing we expect from any other organization is that they back off completely, leave us alone, and let us develop as a community to focus on supporting the individual people affected by individualism, the left behind, the victims and developing opportunities for them to move beyond the trauma.

Too many people have died, too many people are struggling and suffering, and we want to be left alone to find the ways and develop the strategies to reverse the individual experiences of personal trauma as well as the process of cultural decline. We expect all other organizations to leave us alone to achieve the changes that they could have achieved themselves, should have achieved but didn't even bother to try.