New online exhibition, “Multiculturalism, Aberdeen and You”, needs your stories!

Our friends at Aberdeen City Libraries and the Ethnic Minority Forum Aberdeen (EMF Aberdeen) have just launched an online exhibition, called “Multiculturalism, Aberdeen and You” (, as part of a joint project exploring multiculturalism and ethnic diversity in Aberdeen.

The exhibit explores ethnicity within the city, comparing 1911 to the present day and also viewpoints of local people on what multiculturalism means to them (what they associate with that word/concept) and whether they feel Aberdeen embraces multiculturalism, among other things. It has interactive sections, seeking to gather more information, stats and view points which will be added to the online exhibit at regular intervals.

There is also an opportunity to submit personal stories about experiences of living and working in a multi ethnic and cultural Aberdeen. In addition the organisers are seeking the stories locals would like to see in the papers that represent what goes on in Aberdeen to support and promote a culturally inclusive society.

Stories will feature in a specially created eBook and all entries are anonymous.


Vacancy at Scotdec, Edinburgh – part-time Global Education Adviser

Our friends and colleagues at Scotdec in Edinburgh are seeking a qualified Secondary teacher, with recent experience in the Scottish education system, to support the implementation of their Global Citizenship project Global Issues, Global Subjects (GIGS) and delivery of professional learning in Global Citizenship.

You can find out more about this part-time post (21 hours per week), how to apply for it and all about Scotdec on their website: 

Montgomery DEC Summer Opening Arrangements 2018

After another very busy year, we aren’t closed for the full school holidays, but will be taking leave ourselves, so opening days and times will vary throughout the summer.

If you’d like to pop in to the centre for educational resources or to discuss support for your global learning work in school, you’ll be very welcome, but please drop us an email at or telephone us on 01224 620111 to check someone will be here.

Emails will be picked up and responded to periodically.

We look forward to working with you again during the  2018-19 school session!


Volunteers needed for our Friday Fair Trade stalls in Seaton Park this summer!

Aberdeen for a Fairer World is keen to find volunteers to help with our stalls in Seaton Park – they will take place every Friday from 10 am – 2pm, until the end of August.

Shifts would be from 9:30am – 12 noon or 12 noon – 2:30pm, with breaks as needed.

We also desperately need assistance with the transport of stock between our Victoria Street office and Seaton Park, so please get in touch if you would be able to take a few boxes and a member of staff to and/or from any of the stalls.

Volunteers would assist an AFW staff member with running the stall: moving stock, informing customers about our products, handling payments, etc. Volunteers would be expected to supply their own food/drink, but will be given a snack and coffee/tea during their shift and can arrange breaks with the staff member.

If you are free and interested in helping promote Fair Trade and learning more about the subject, please get in contact with our Fair Trade Officer, Nicholas Care, at

And even if you can’t help with these roles, come and visit the stall to buy some fantastic Fair Trade goodies!


Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 runs from 26 February – 11 March, with the theme ‘Come on In’.

Please find below details of events being held in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Please contact the named organiser if you require further info about an individual event.

You can see all the events below or link to the list here: Fairtrade Fortnight 2018 – List of events


The University of Aberdeen has a wide range of activities, events, sales and promotions throughout the fortnight – some are mentioned below, for full details see their poster here UOA-FT-Fortnight-2018










































































GREC’s Anne Frank Awards 2018 are now open!

Our friends at GREC are inviting entries for their 2018 awards, which we are proud to support.

The awards recognise young people across North East Scotland who promote equality & human rights.

Projects can take many forms – please visit GREC’s website for more information:

The deadline for entries is 18 May 2018 and the Awards Ceremony will take place on 15 June 2018 at Cineworld, Union Square, Aberdeen.

For more information contact Dave at or phone 01224 595505

What are the Anne Frank Awards?

Anne Frank is representative of millions who suffered the horrific, depraved consequences of prejudice and genocide during the Nazi era.

The GREC Anne Frank Awards aims to promote equality, Children’s Rights and positive relations between all people.

All schools submitting an entry will be awarded a certificate of recognition, and all those who attend the ceremony will be sent a framed photo standing beside the bronze statue of Anne Frank. We feel this is an excellent way to highlight commitment to the principles of Equality, Diversity, and Huma Rights.

How to take part:

Entries to the scheme are invited from schools and youth groups throughout Aberdeen City, Aberdeenshire and Moray.  Please submit evidence of work or activities around the themes of Equality, Diversity and Human Rights in order to receive recognition and your GREC Anne Frank Award Certificate 2018.

There are many ways for schools to take part, some examples would be: Celebration of appropriate events and anniversaries; Artwork; Poems; Drama; Movies; Project/ Topic work; PowerPoint presentations; Comic strips; Songs; Short films. Schools may also look for inspiration from the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

All participating schools will be invited to present their work at the awards ceremony on 15 June – though attendance at the event is not a requirement.


In partnership with: 


Vacancy at AFW MDEC – STEM Global Learning Adviser

Global Learning Adviser

Global Citizenship Education related to STEM subjects

Part-time – 14 hours per week

£16.00 per hour

Fixed term, until 31 July 2018 (continuation dependent on further funding)

Aberdeen for a Fairer World wishes to appoint a Global Learning Adviser to develop educational resources for secondary school teachers in STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), to be based at the Montgomery Development Education Centre (MDEC) in Aberdeen.

Main duties will include:

  • Developing a STEM-focused continuing professional development (CPD) resource for secondary school teachers, linking global learning and global citizenship to the Learning for Sustainability agenda.
  • Preparing a teacher resource pack to accompany the CPD session, with suggestions for links to the Curriculum for Excellence.
  • Piloting the delivery of the CPD session among secondary school teachers in Aberdeen at after-school ‘twilight’ sessions or other training events.
  • Evaluating the CPD sessions and resources, revising as required and preparing reports

The post-holder will be supported by and liaise with a network of experts in STEM-based global citizenship education, which has already been identified by MDEC.

Applicants should ideally have:

  • Experience and an active interest in one or more STEM subjects.
  • Familiarity with and commitment to global justice issues such as the Sustainable Development Goals, human rights and Fair Trade.
  • Experience of delivering educational sessions to teachers and/or young people.
  • Knowledge of the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence.
  • Excellent communication, organisational and IT skills.
  • Experience in project evaluation and writing reports.
  • A clean driving licence and access to a car.

This post is funded by the Department for International Development (DfID) as part of the Global Learning Programme – Scotland. It is offered on a part time basis of 14 hours per week, with flexibility of working hours and location possible, within the requirements of the post.

To apply, please email your detailed CV with a covering letter to:

For further information, including a more detailed job specification, please call the Montgomery Development Education Centre on 01224 620111 or email

Closing date for applications: Tuesday 6 February 2018 at 5pm.

Interviews are planned for the afternoon of Wednesday 14 February 2018.

Aberdeen for a Fairer World is an Equal Opportunities employer. 

 Applicants should be prepared to provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK.


Montgomery Development Education Centre is the education section of Aberdeen for a Fairer World Scottish Charity Number SC014585.

45 Victoria Street, Aberdeen AB10 1UX 

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MDEC CPD twilight programme January – March 2018 – book now!

CPD Sessions 2017 – 2018 Term 3

Our free twilight CPD sessions this year will begin in term 3 due to our exciting move to 45 Victoria Road AB10 1UX.

There will be 5 sessions exploring a range of issues related to the Global Goals and you are welcome to attend as many as you like.

All sessions are free of charge and will run on Wednesdays from 4.30–6pm at Montgomery DEC, at our new address, as above.

24 January – Global Goals: Two Years On

7 February – Miniature Earth Learning Project

21 February – Fair Trade Fortnight

14 March – Water and Sanitation (22 March is World Water Day)

28 March – Teaching About Refugee Issues

Register on Eventbrite

For more information, contact our Global Learning Adviser Charlie Barrow:












FREE Twilight CPD: Global Goals: Two Years On – Wednesday 24 January 2018 4.30pm – 6.00pm at MDEC

This session will introduce the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and discuss how these can be used to support the teaching of global citizenship as part of Learning for Sustainability. The session will involve an introduction to the SDGs and explore ways for teachers to communicate them to varying ages by using both paper and film resources. Attendees will be given the opportunity to look at a broad range of material and discuss how these have been used in the classroom to create a base for pupils in understanding the SDGs as a spring board for future Global Learning.

Venue: Montgomery Development Education Centre – please note our new address: 45 Victoria Street, AB10 1UX (the Girlguiding Aberdeen building – map here).

Reserve your free place via Eventbrite

For more information, please contact Charlie Barrow: