Unraveling gifted minds | Sameena Manasawala

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For gifted individuals the highest level of happiness is when they can contribute to the lives of others, to the society. Infact it is these very kids who have the potential to be our future leaders, innovators, social change agents. And for that to happen, we need to mine these diamonds out, give them that cut and polish so that the light within shines through. Her journey at the Kaveri Group of Institutes began as a School Counselor and culminated in designing programs to address needs of gifted children. Her passion to address this issue has furthered her education by being awarded a Fellowship to attend a five-day residential course in gifted education from Belin-Blank Center for Gifted Education at University of Iowa, USA. She has also been associated with Mensa India working with tribal gifted students.

Sameena has been working as a Facilitator specifically in the area of giftedness for about 10 years. She has a keen interest in supporting the socio-emotional needs of these children and does so through designing workshops, facilitating parent support groups, organizing mentorship opportunities for the children and counselling families of the gifted. She has presented research papers in both National and International conferences. She is currently pursuing her doctoral research on self-concept of underprivileged gifted children.