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|Us in a nutshell
Set up in 2004, the One World Centre is a registered Manx Charity supported by the H&S Davidson Trust and other funding agencies and corporate and individual donors. As a Development Education Centre it’s our mission to encourage understanding and respect for the lives and cultures of all people – so that we can help to share a fair society that celebrates our global differences and interdependence. This sees us highlighting the links between our lives in the Island and those of people in developing countries; raising awareness of global economic, social, political and environmental issues; challenging stereotypes; fostering a positive attitude that embraces human rights and responsibilities and creating opportunities for people to become active global citizens.
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So what is Development Education? It’s about asking the question “Why?” – and then becoming part of the answer.
Development education empowers people right here in the Island to look at the global picture, and to realise they have an important part to play in it. It’s not about aspiring to have more, but to be more. It creates global citizens; people who live and work in their own communites and yet, by their actions and lifestyles, bring about justice and equality globally.
Through workshops, craft activities, assemblies, storytelling and a whole range of other projects, we work in all the Island’s schools with teachers and students to bring global issues to life – from climate change to sustainability, fair trade to modern slavery.
Thanks to our high profile public events like the interschools Charity Challenge, community projects and awareness raising we enjoy a lot of coverage in the local media.
We also promote the work of many different Manx charities working overseas, helping them to find support with things like grant applications, accounting and volunteers.
- Registered IoM Charity No. 911
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