Welcome to the Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC) website. MDEC is an Aberdeen based organisation, covering the whole of the North-East of Scotland. We are the education section of Aberdeen for a Fairer World (formerly the Third World Centre). The Centre is part of the International Development Education Association of Scotland (IDEAS). This is a network of over 40 organisations and individuals involved in Development Education and Education for Global Citizenship/Sustainable Development Education across Scotland.

Send My Friend to School 2009

75 million children worldwide are missing out on school and we need to remind our leaders of the promise they made to get every child in school by 2015.  As part of this years Comic Relief, Send my Friend to School 2009 are organising a global BIG READ with millions taking part in 100 countries around the world.

Granite City Fairtrade

Interested in promoting Fairtrade in and around Aberdeen as well as throughout Scotland? The Granite City Fairtrade group aims to bring together like-minded folk through their ning social networking site. There are competitions for Fairtrade fortnight, 'banana phone' video clips and blogs from members.

UNCRC Twilight Course 18th March

We have rearranged our course on the United Nations Convention for the Rights of the Child (UNCRC) to Wednesday 18th March 4.15-6pm. The course will consider the need to integrate rights and responsibilities across the curriculum and whole school; give an opportunity to try out classroom activities linked to the UNCRC and browse resources linked to the UNCRC.

Get ready for Fairtrade Fortnight 23rd Feb - 8th Mar 2009

We've got plenty of ideas for you to use in the classroom and as whole school projects. Order free promotional materials from the Fairtrade Foundation to help publicise your events. The Fairtrade Foundation is also organising a banana eating record breaking attempt on 6th March - so join in if you can! Read on for more useful weblinks...

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