Good teachers everywhere understand that the best future for their pupils lies in a good education.

Teachers are juggling the demands of changing curricula with the welfare of children in their care.


The following organisations offer information and resources for teachers with a global interest in education.


Devon Development Education

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The Global Centre Exeter


Persona Dolls UK small logo  Using Persona Dolls is a great way method  of getting over difficult and emotional subject matter find out more from Persona Doll Training UK

Jane offers training in using Persona Dolls throughout Devon.


As part of the Global Learning Program Jane also offers training for teachers in Philosophy for Children

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Hands around the World

This is the organization through which Jane went to Centocow as a Volunteer on her initial 3 month trip in 2001.



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The Family Literacy Project

The Family Literacy Project – KwaZulu-Natal

– read about Jane’s visit to the Mpumlwane library near Centocow in 2005 here. It’s just one of many small libraries in Rural KwaZulu-Natal that they run.

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Training & Resources in Early Education. Provides Training in ECD ( Early Child Development) for Carer’s, Teachers, Pre-School Workers and others throughout KwaZulu-Natal.

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Nal’ibali, isiXhosa for “here’s the story” is a reading-for-enjoyment campaign in South Africa. It encourages children through storytelling & reading. You can get and read African stories from its website

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Find out about how Persona Dolls are used in South Africa.



We are developing links with more organisations as time goes on.

Check back here frequently.

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    Devon Centocow Link

    Jane Habermehl an early years specialist teacher made links with a group of schools in Rurual Kwa-Zulu-Natal in September 2001. The Exmouth Centocow Linking Assoc. was formed on her return and over the years she has shared her knowledge of pre-schools in South Africa and revisited the teachers on several occasions.
    Devon Centocow Link
    Devon Centocow Link
    Rural Pre-school teachers of the Centocow area need your support.

    The aim of my original trip to Centocow in 2001 was to work alongside pre-school teachers, helping them to set up an association which would unite them and give them mutual support and become a force for group training. Each time I visit I learn more about the country and its culture and feel privileged to work alongside these dedicated teachers. The teachers here work on a voluntary basis in very inadequately resources buildings.

    In 2001 there were eighteen pre-schools and now their number has swelled to sixty. Working with Zimbili Dlamini, the co-ordinator of the Family Literacy Project we have divided the schools into six clusters by area. Each cluster chose a co-ordinator who would arrange a meeting every six to eight weeks to share resources and support each other, helping each other with funding applications. They would have a smaller transport bill and Zimbili would be a nominal co-ordinator distributing funds for transport and refreshment costs but twice a year calling whole Association meetings for training purposes. The first of these will be in December when a social worker will visit them to advise them on the lengthy and complex bureaucratic process of registration.

    Registration does not give the teachers other than a nominal quarterly payment but it does ensure that their provision is adequate in a basic sense and the big bonus is that they receive good food for the children they care for on a daily basis.

    By Jane Habermehl.

    Devon Centocow Link is committed to pay the teachers’ travel costs to their meetings and for maintaining a few essential resources such as scissors crayons and glue. See the whole article at
    for more information about our work with the pre-schools.

    Please consider a monthly donation, however small, in order for us to continue this basic support
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    Pre-schools in Centocow KZN
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    Devon Centocow Link is with Sibongile Mtungwa.
    Girl Power

    18 teenage girls from four rural schools in the Centocow area are working towards becoming Authentic African Women for the 21st Century.

    Check in for more information on our website
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    Zimbile and the Family Literacy Project

    One of the exciting developments for Devon Centocow Link since becoming a registered charity is the potential for learning from and engaging with our partner non-profit organisations. This opportunity gives us further scope for assisting in new ventures as well as benefiting our current projects.

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    How to Support Devon Centocow link

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    Support Devon Centocow Link

    We are based in EXMOUTH Devon, UK

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