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Upcoming Events

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

Global Book Club - Monday 16th May 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Brexit - How Britain will leave Europe by Denis Macshane.

In this book, former Europe Minister Denis MacShane looks at the history of Britain’s fraught relationship with Europe and shows how the possibility of Brexit is increasingly more likely.

Come and join our discussion of this topical issue.


Denis Macshane

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

Fairtrade in Ghana - Wendy Spratling will talk about her recent trip to Ghana and the local palm oil production for Fairtrade


WaL - Wendy Spratling 

Devon Globe Trotters - Friday 17th June 7pm to 10pm 

Sorting Bricks in Uganda - Carolyn Hallett will talk about her adventures, with other volunteers, at Katente West Primary School, rural Mubende, helping to build the Residential Hostel for Visually Impaired Pupils, meeting with the District Education Officer and coping with rain.

Cost £10 to include a glass of wine and nibbles with all proceeds for the Food for Thought project. Please contact DDE to book a place. 


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Respect Festival Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th June in Belmint Park - DDE will have a stall - do come and see us

Refugee Week Monay 26th June to Sunday 26th June - there will be various activities in Exeter. Look out for details. 



Cycle Fundraiser for Residential Hostel for Visually Impaired Pupils at Katente West Primary School, rural Mubende.

Many thanks to all who took part in the Cycle Ride on 19th March and to those who sponsored them. The amount collected so far exceeds our target of £1,000. 

Best wishes to Carolyn and friends on their trip to Uganda and good luck with bricklaying.

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lightning conductor has now been installed at Kabyuma Primary School, Mubende, Uganda. The enrollment in the school, which had dropped by 70% after the lightning strike, has now returned to 100% (714 pupils). 

The Headmaster John Basaliza has commented ... When it was installed on the 22 February 2016, they jumped, sang and jubilated in happiness as seen in the photo. Thank you very much for that initiative. 


The community of Kasambya DAS, would like to express their gratitude to the staff of Food For Thought UK, well wishers the UK for donating a lightning conductor to us. We received a lightning conductor from Food For Thought UK. This lightning conductor was installed on primary one block near the play ground. Children, staff and parents witnessed the processe of it's installation on the 26th February 2016. We're all grateful for the support given to our school. With this support, we hope children and teachers are assured of their safety at school. As they will not be scared of any dangers from lightning, lessons will smoothly run even if it rains! The Food For Thought UK paid one million Uganda shillings(1,000,000) and the school only contributed fifty thousand shillings for transportation.

Lydia Kandha (Lead Teacher)

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Ugandan Recipe Book Food For Thought Young Farmers Network have researched widely in cook books and on the web and selected these 10 traditional recipes. Authentic, traditional - but not original! (2MB file)

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?  


<!--[if !vml]--><!--[endif]-->Elena Isayev, Exeter University, will explore these issues through stories of ancient journeys and a reflection on recent experiences of working together with Refugees in the West Bank


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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


Read Jill Allen's report on the What’s happening in Black British History conference.  


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Booking for Upcoming Events

World at Lunch Special
Jun 09, 2016
Devon Globe Trotters
Jun 17, 2016
Global Book Club
Jul 04, 2016

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