Welcome to the Global Centre

Upcoming Events

The informal World at Lunch discussion group continues every Thursday 1pm to 2pm when there is not a Special. 

To celebrate 20 years of DDE we have published a new brochure and have set ourselves a target to raise £100,000 to fund our work with schools and communities across Devon, Plymouth and Torbay over the next 3-5 years.

At last the hostel for blind and visually impaired pupils at Katente West Primary School in Mubende, Uganda, is almost finished!. There is an update in Sue Errington's report of the visit she made in September.But of course, now that the building itself is complete, the next focus is to complete building a block of latrines - and then furnish and equip it. To fund raise for this work, Tom Errington is running in the Great West Run on Sunday 15th October - please can you sponsor him. 

While in Kenya visiting Sireet Outgrowers Empowerment Producers Cooperative, Sue Errington discussed with the farmers Sainsbury's decision to cease selling Fairtrade tea. As a result a letter of concern was sent to MPs in Devon.


DDE has been awarded a grant for a project called “Building a Stronger Britain Together in Devon” and is now looking to appoint a Project Co-ordinator. The post is for 10 months, working 15 hours, over 2 or 3 days per week. The closing date for applications, by completed application form only,  is 5pm on Friday 3rd November and interviews will be held on Friday 10th November, at the Global Centre.

Job Description

Application Form - please email completed form to dde@globalcentredevon.org.uk


Devon Globe Trotters - Saturday 21st October 7pm to 10pm

Travels in China - Part 2, 2016 

Peter Wingfield-Digby’s earlier talk in 2014 covered his journey to China in 2013 in the footsteps of his great aunt. This time, in 2016, Peter makes a return journey to China, but faces unexpected challenges. 

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World at Lunch Special- Thursday 26th October 1pm to 2pm

Second Sight - Clearing the backlog of cataract blindness in Bihar (North-East India by 2020) 

Francisca van Holthoon will talk about Second Sight's way of working: focusing on India's poorest state, supporting small, local hospitals, sticking to a zero overheads policy. 

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Celebrate! Diver-City- Sunday 29th 3pm to 6pm

Italian Festa Afternoon!

Wine tasting, Quiz with prizes, Scopa card game, Share an Italian food feast, Dual language storytelling

Folk dance performance: music by TRIKKE BALLAKE

Venue: St Stephen's Church, High Street, EX4 3LN

Booking: as number are limited please contact the Global Centre to book a place - email dde@globalcentredevon.org.uk or 'phone 01392-438811. 



World at Lunch Special - Thursday 9th November 1pm to 2pm

Centocow - a rural village of KwaZulu-Natal - Revisiting a community's hopes and looking at the progress in education, training and the welfare of the region's young children. Jane Habermehl will talk about her recent visit to South Africa. 

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Devon Globe Trotters - Saturday 18th November 7pm to 10pm

Yaroslavl - Life in Exeter’s Russian Twin City. Peter Barker will share his experiences of twinning visits to Russia.

£10 to include a glass of wine and nibbles. This is one in a series of evening events to raise funds for DDE’s Food For Thought programme working in Uganda with rural school children and young people to improve their food-growing skills.

To reserve a place please email dde@globalcentredevon.org.uk or ‘phone 01392 438811


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Global Book Club - Monday 4th December 6:30pm to 8:00pm

The Good Immigrant edited by Nikesh Shukla.

Bringing together 21 exciting black, Asian and minority ethnic voices emerging in Britain today, The Good Immigrant explores why immigrants come to the UK, why they stay and what it means to be ‘other’ in a country that doesn’t seem to want you, doesn’t truly accept you – however many generations you’ve been here – but still needs you for its diversity monitoring forms.



Sainsbury's haved ditched Fairtrade tea and replaced it with their own 'Fairly traded' brand.  A leaflet explains more on their plans, a link to a petition DON’T ALLOW SAINSBURY’S TO DITCH FAIRTRADE - and details of an Early Day Motion 142 SAINSBURY'S AND THE FAIRTRADE MARK


Fund raising opportunity to complete the hostel building for blind and partiallly sighted children at Katente School, Uganda. The roof is on, but plastering, windows, doors, electrical wiring will cost £3,500, plus a latrine block £3,000. Now, one of our good friends, has offered to match, £ for £, all new donations for this work, up to a maximum of £1000. This is in addition to the £1,000 donated through the Douglas Martin Trust! Please will you consider making a donation - cheques payable to 'Devon Development Education' and send to us at 17 St David's Hill, Exeter, EX4 3RG, or give online at bit.ly/2qp2B9j


Hola Perú and Take Mali - helping you deliver the National Curriculum 2014

DDE’s innovative multi-media resources Hola Perú and Take Mali (developing intercultural understanding at KS2  and 3 through Spanish or French, Geography and Global Citizenship) can help you deliver the National Curriculum 2014 in new and inspiring ways. Read how one school in Torbay has been using Hola Perú... 

Order your copies of Hola Perú and Take Mali here... 

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Can you hold a fundraising event or take part in a fundraising activity for DDE in the next 12 months?  





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‘This is one of the most innovative and exciting community projects to be found in the South West… Through its activities, it is a key player in Devon in celebrating cultural diversity and challenging injustice, both of which it does energetically and enthusiastically.’  Martyn Goss, Exeter Diocese


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Tom Errington completed the Great West Run in aid of the hostel for visually impaired children at Katente West Primary School - please donate at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/TomErrington1

Food for Thought - English Phonic Teaching Manual.


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Booking for Upcoming Events

Devon Globe Trotters
Oct 21, 2017
World at Lunch
Oct 26, 2017
Celebrate! Diver-City - Italian Final Celebration
Oct 29, 2017

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Devon Development Education

The Global Centre

Exeter Community Centre

17 St David's Hill

Exeter EX4 3RG

01392 438811
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