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
Why is Fairtrade necessary? Farming coffee without Fairtrade
Posted Feb 14, 2019
As the Fairtrade Foundation and all its local groups, including those here in Cumbria, gear up for Fairtrade Fortnight, fair trade expert Joe Human explains to us the value of Fairtrade. In this first of a series of two articles, he focuses on those making a living from coffee without Fairtrade. His next article will focus on how their livelihoods can be transformed through Fairtrade.
'Fairtrade' and 'Fair Trade' - What is the difference?
Posted Feb 4, 2019
Fairtrade Fortnight is coming up at the end of February (from 25 Feb to 10 March), but is it 'Fairtrade' or 'Fair Trade' (or 'fair trade', 'fairtrade', 'Fair trade' or 'FairTrade')... it’s a mine-field! CDEC volunteer and fair trade expert Joe Human sheds some light on what each term means, not just to us but to those striving for a better and fairer income, and how these terms are used and often misused, sometimes deliberately.
Some of our Teacher CPD Courses
Philosophy for Children
Philosophy for Children (P4C) is a teaching methodology that helps develop pupils' critical thinking and enables them to engage with complex and controversial global issues.
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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.