As one of 23 DECs in England the Development Education Centre South Yorkshire (DECSY), has been running for over 30 years. Established in 1984 (Charitable Incorporated Organisation no.: 1153377), we work with teachers and many others involved in education to promote a development and global perspective in the curriculum. Passionate about global learning, we aim to inspire and inform so that you can confidently bring the global perspective into your teaching.
DECSY is organised by its members. These include aid and development agencies, campaign groups, community and religious organisations, educational bodies and individuals.
DECSY is run by education workers, resources and advice worker, administrator, project workers and volunteers. An executive committee of volunteer members has overall responsibility for the Centre.
Funders and supporting bodies have included: Christian Aid, Oxfam, European Union, DFID, Sheffield City Council, Barnsley MBC, Rotherham MBC, Trusts, local organisations, churches and individual donors.
Go to http://www.globalclassrooms.org.uk/ for further information on Development Education.
In June 2014 DECSY were very pleased to be awarded the PQASSO Quality Mark at Level 1.
The PQASSO mark (Practical Quality Assurance System for Small Organisations), created by Charities Evaluation Services, helps charities assess their own performance and run more effectively.