#IYGC- The International Year of Giftedness and Creativity- World Council for Gifted and Talented Children’s President, Dr. Taisir Yamin, sends an invitation…


Dr. Taisir Yamin Phd
World Council for Gifted and Talented Children

Taisir Subhi Yamin– President of the World Council for Gifted and Talented Children– is a professor of gifted education. He has a B.Sc. in Physics, an M.A. in Special Education, and a Ph.D. in Gifted Education and Computer Assisted Learning from Lancaster University in England. He is the recipient of academic prizes and fellowships from Jordan, England, and the U.S.A. including a Fulbright Award (1996), and the British Council scholarship.  He is the Scientific Director
International Centre for Innovation in Education (ICIE-Paris)
Université Paris Descartes


Welcome to the IYGC Gifted Awareness Kite Site! A World Council for Gifted and Talented Children initiative.


Contributed and designed by members of the Thomas Family- N.C. USA

The Kite Site was initially developed in 2012.  It was used for the first time to run what became a very successful blog tour during the first inaugural International Week of the Gifted, lead by the WCGTC, during August of that year. Please feel free to explore some of these contributions by clicking on the links under ‘Recent Posts’ at the right. 

During this year – The International Year of Giftedness and Creativity  the Kite Site will be used to facilitate the sharing of information, and to showcase some of the activities taking place this year. A selection of this material may also be shared at the 20th World Conference, August 10th-14th, in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.  Please feel free to click on the pages in the main menu to see if you would like to contribute.  The purpose is to invite participation from the worldwide gifted, talented and creative communities, to share in the celebration.  

In our run up to the 20th World Conference we will be giving some of our outstanding conference presenters and contributors a voice, through a number of guest blog posts on this site, as well as some conference participants. During and after the conference, we also hope to share reflections from participants and contributors. These reflections may also form part of our Stories and Story Sharing Project, after the conference.   

If you know children or young people who would like to let their creativity soar and take part, why not explore Fly a Kite for Giftedness page and find out how they can participate by sending one in. We would like to share a number of these both on this site and in Kentucky.


Contributed and Designed by Susanne Thomas, N.C. USA

To join in your celebrations, we are hoping to collect any news and information about any Celebrations or Gifted Advocacy and Awareness Events during 2013. We will share a selection of these with the participants during the conference.  These events could include Gifted/Talent/Creativity Awareness Days/Weeks/Months, or they could be an advocacy event, a conference, planned celebrations such as a school gathering or celebration, an organised children’s event, or an organised family picnic.  What kind of kite did you fly?

If you would like to tell us, please use the contact details on the Celebrations and Advocacy Exchange page.

IYGC-Slide image

Produced for the WCGTC by Leslie Graves

We would like to begin by wishing you all a wonderful year,  and to thank all worldwide advocates,  wherever you live, for all that you do for our children. What are you or your organisation doing to Celebrate Giftedness and Creativity this year? Have you flown your Awareness Kite yet?  Come fly it with us at the 20th Anniversary WCGTC Conference in Kentucky, USA!

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