Local support

  • African Initiatives

    African Initiatives is a social justice organisation that promotes the rights of all people to fully participate in the decision-making processes that affect their lives. Its education programmes are dedicated to raising awareness of development issues, interdependence, sustainability and promoting positive images of the developing world.

    African Initiatives delivers development education projects with schools and education providers which address global issues and feed into national initiatives, policies and whole school awards. African Initiatives also coordinates the Bristol & South Gloucestershire Global Education Network (GLEN). The GLEN links schools universities, local authorities, global education providers and individuals with an interest in global educatio and supports its integration into statutory and voluntary education through conferences, training and other projects. In 2009 it published the Global Education Directory for the South West available for free from African Initiatives.

    African Initiatives runs interactive workshops and staff training sessions around all aspects of global education. There is also a Global Resource Centre with a diverse range of resources, a teachers forum and regular Global education E Bulletin.

    Working with local partners in Africa means that African Initiatives can bring a unique insight into global education and partner needs and experiences directly influence education work.

    Email: info@african-initiatives.org.ukWebsite: http://www.african-initiatives.org.uk
  • Cornwall Association for Development Education (CADE)

    Cornwall Association for Development Education is a resource centre on development education for all of Cornwall, especially schools and organisations. Activities include workshops and training on sustainable development and global citizenship. Current projects developing schemes of work and resources to integrate the poverty-reduction agenda into nine subject areas of the school curriculum. It is also running a global citizenship education support programme for secondary schools. Our beneficiaries include schools and educational estblishmnt, youth and adult groups, private and public organisations and other educational practitioners.


    Email: coordinator@cade.org.ukWebsite: http://www.cade.org.uk
  • DEED (DEC)

    DEED is a development education centre serving the county of Dorset. It has an extensive resource centre comprising books, country based and themed collections, world music collections, home corner boxes and a Ghanaian crafts exhibition entitled Sankofa. DEED works with teaching staff, children, Early Years providers and community groups to promote global citizenship and race equality. Current projects include ‘Rights Respecting Global Citizens’, embedding global dimension through a training course for schools on the Rights Respecting Journey; ‘It’s My World Too!’, supporting Teaching Assistants and Higher Level Teaching Assistants to embed development awareness; ‘Future Stars’, working with schools to provide better educational resources for Black and Ethnic pupils and families; and running events, conferences and training for teachers on Sustainability, Community Cohesion, Fairtrade Schools, Global School Partnerships and Multicultural Britain. Also have exhibition and book on ‘Dorset’s Hidden Histories’ available for use in school and community venues.

    Email: info@deed.org.ukWebsite: http://www.deed.org.uk
  • Devon Development Education

    Devon Development Education, based at the Global Centre in Exeter, provides a range of programmes and projects which aim to bring an understanding of global citizenship to the young people and communities of Devon, Plymouth and Torbay. Our initiatives include the development of a trainign package for primary schools teaching French which focuses on Mali in West Africa; early years work to introduce culture and diversity to very young children and those who work with them; support for special needs pupils and their teachers in mainstream schools in engaging with the global citizenship curriculum; and the bringing together of students from various parts of the world to learn how other young people cope with conflict.

    Members of the community, university and college students can enjoy a packed programme of events at the Global Centre with information and discussion on issues from local sustainability to world conflict. we also offer a collection of global resources from books and films to artefacts for use by local education providers.

    Email: dde@globalcentredevon.org.ukWebsite: http://www.globalcentredevon.org.uk
  • GLADE – Global Learning And Development Education Centre

    GLADE supports global learning and development education in schools, early years, youth and community settings by providing:

    • training courses & workshops on global learning & development education, eg: human rights and social justice, sustainable development, interdependence, equality and diversity, global citizenship
    • linking and partnership support and advice including school partnerships and community linking, community cohesion
    • workshops & activities with young people on global issues such as child rights, trade justice, action for change
    • resource loans of Country Collections & Literacy Collections, Global Topic Boxes, Big Books, simulation games for global learning
    • innovative projects that promote global understanding and local action.

    Email: glade@glade.orgWebsite: http://www.glade.org
  • Wiltshire Global Education Centre

    The educational wing of Marlborough Brandt Group, which has maintained a link with Gunjur, a village in the Gambia, for over 20 years.

    • to explore opportunities presented by the link and TARUD development programmes to see issues first hand and enable interaction between people of different cultures;
    • to enable young people in Wiltshire and Swindon schools to understand issues such as poverty, sustainable development, basic rights, what is meant by global citizenship and use that knowledge to bring about change;
    • and to continue to make development education resources available by running a resource centre.

    Email: info@mbg.orgWebsite: http://www.mbg.org
  • World Class Citizens Ltd

    Global education consultancy supporting schools to help their pupils learn more about their global neighbours. We run INSET courses on internationalising your curriculum, as well as providing presentations and lessons in classrooms. We also give support to schools with their international school partnership work and advice on obtaining grants for exchanges.

    Email: iain@worldclasscitizens.co.ukWebsite: http://www.worldclasscitizens.co.uk