Who are we?
CDEC is a small, Cumbria-based charity with a big heart, an established track record and big ambitions to influence and promote global citizenship throughout Cumbria, nationally and internationally.
We are well known for providing excellent training for teachers and opportunities for schools and communities to be involved with P4C and the wide-ranging projects that we deliver.
We believe that Cumbria is a beacon for global citizenship.
Latest CDEC News
Dear Human, Why you must look after water, Respectfully yours, Earth
Posted Mar 12, 2019
Over two billion people are now living without safe water at home and marginalised groups including women, children, refugees and disabled people are often overlooked as they try to access the water they need. The theme of World Water Day 2019 on 22nd March is ‘Leaving no one behind’ and links to the Sustainable Development Goal 6: Water and Sanitation for all by 2030. To mark the day Meryl Batchelder has written a letter from planet Earth.
What Fairtrade does for farmers and their communities?
Posted Mar 4, 2019
In his last article, Joe Human looked at how highly volatile and low global coffee prices can devastate the lives of farmers selling their coffee into the global market. For Fairtrade Fortnight (25th February to 10th March), Joe's latest article examines how livelihoods can be transformed through Fairtrade.
Some of our Teacher CPD Courses
British Values, Migration and Global Learning
Develop ways in which you can offer your pupils a range of different perspectives and question the assumptions behind them, including what it is to be 'British', and the issues around migration, refugees and community.
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Become a Member
Whether you are an individual, school or organisation that wishes to get the most out of our global learning and citizenship expertise, joining CDEC will open the doors to expert support and resources.
- 10% off our CPD courses
- free use of our resource library
- the opportunity to take part in our unique projects
By volunteering with us, fundraising for us, or working for us, you too can help shape the breadth of our influence within Cumbria’s communities, as well as with our national and international partners!
Through donating your time and expertise, whether as volunteers or through fundraising, you are helping Cumbria to continue to be a beacon of global citizenship.