For over 20 years Devon Development Education has been working with schools and communities, aiming to help children and people of all ages understand the big issues in the world and their involvement in them; make links with the ‘global village’ within and outside Devon; and work together for a more just and sustainable world.

We work in schools across Devon, Torbay and Plymouth with many different projects, including Cultural Champions, Food For Thought School Linking and many more, at the same time providing resources and training for teachers.

In the community, our ‘Celebrate! Exeter Divercity’, brings together different communities for celebrations. This is proving very successful, especially in the current difficult times.

Since 2007 we have partnered with Devon County Council to promote Devon as a Fairtrade County and support Fairtrade towns. We also have a termly programme of activities.

Through DDE’s overseas contacts, we offer a window on the world, from rural Devon! During the last 20 years, our work has been funded by grants from the government (DFID), aid agencies, EU, lottery and others. Schools have paid directly for our services.

But these sources of funding have vanished or are much reduced. So, now we are launching a major effort to raise £100,000 over the next 3 years to enable DDE to continue and develop.

Following the AGM and Summer Party here is a brief report on DDE's activities for 2018/19 

Welcome!

...to Exeter's Global Centre, the home of Devon Development Education.

01392 438811
dde@globalcentredevon.org.uk

Announcements

Our next event will be on Wednesday 21st April at 6pm - Travelling to Tibet an illustrated talk by Dr Eirene Williams.

Volcano in St Vincent Update: We have news from our colleague Veronica in St Vincent where the volcano has been erupting since 9th April. This PowerPoint (28MB) has photographs from Veronica and some information on the current situation. 

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Children’s Story Books - Appeal for Uganda: During lockdown DDE has been supporting a project in Uganda training teachers to teach reading using phonics. We are now appealing for assistance to provide story books for the children so that they can begin to enjoy reading. There are two ways you could help either with a donation to buy books from a supplier in Uganda or by donating suitable books which will be shipped to Uganda. 

You only have until Sunday afternoon to watch Queen of Katwe the true story of a young girl living in a very impoverished situation in an informal settlement in Kampala. But she has a genius for chess! A really hopeful film. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/m000b1zs/queen-of-katwe

DDE's weekly Newsletter has links to current news items, videos and events.

Our fortnightly Teaching Resources provide links for resources for KS2 and KS3

We have put the Zoom recordings of our events on YouTube.

You can find details of our work in the DDE Brochure and the Food for Thought programme.

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