"Before you give up, think how far you will be next year if you don't. Never quit!"
To create a safe space for people within their local community to connect, be inspired, grow and to learn.
On a late summer evening walk in 2020, a small group of friends had a conversation that sparked an idea. A vision. A desire to harness their passion for learning with the beauty of nature surrounding them.
In the rolling hills of East Devon, DBET provides a sanctuary. Not only a physical space to quieten the mind and re-focus. A space that enables people to come together. To talk. To ask great questions. To collaborate. To ask for help.
We are a network of local people who have one thing in common. To use our combined gifts to help people in the East Devon community reach their potential. We know the world is a tough place right now. And that to move forward and thrive, we are better off together.
DBET provides a powerful combination. Expert educationalists and thinkers, with the natural surroundings at DBEC. A unique offering to cultivate and inspire the minds and souls of people within our community.
As parents, coaches and students, we understand the power of education. As daughters and sons, we appreciate the wisdom of those who came before us. As human beings in the modern world, we value nature as one of our greatest mentors.
As daughters and sons, we appreciate the wisdom of those who came before us. As human beings in the modern world, we value nature as one of our greatest mentors.
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Read about the experiences from some of the people we have supported.
boosted his confidence in his abilities and helped to reduce a lots of gaps
I would just to like to thank the trust for the funding we have received which enabled our son to have one to one tutoring each week with Mary Lorimer Tutoring. These sessions have really boosted his confidence in his abilities and helped to reduce a lots of gaps in areas which our son has been previously struggling with in class. In a busy class of thirty children, our son is sometimes lost and relies heavily on the smaller group work to bring his learning together. It’s been very reassuring for him to have Angela to help strengthen these areas by re-capping and explaining the subject in different learning styles which suit our son the most. Thank you again for giving our son this learning opportunity.
with your support he surpassed these expectations!
I would like to take this opportunity to personally thank all the DBEC trustees for the huge part they played in my son achieving amazing GCSE results. As you are probably aware he really struggled at mainstream school...however with your support he surpassed these expectations! He will be doing a year long apprenticeship on the farm with us before hopefully heading to University to complete a course which will enable him to fulfil a lifelong ambition and become a livestock auctioneer.
grow in confidence in his own abilities which is fantastic
We are so grateful for this extra bit of help. Our Child is making great progress and his teachers have also acknowledged the great improvements he’s made which I believe is down to this extra hour of tutoring he’s receiving each week. We’ve also seen him grow in confidence in his own abilities which is fantastic.
The Career Mentoring Programme has been fantastic!
It has been invaluable to have access to my Mentor, Susi, who has a wealth of knowledge, skills and expertise. I am gaining the confidence to start my new business. I look forward to our meetings immensely and very grateful of the time and help developing my new business.
… as you said, and it paid off!
Wanted to thank you for your tips with LinkedIn and the interviews – in the interview I made sure to show my passion… as you said, and it paid off!
confidence has increased immensely
In a really stressful time the support that the charity has provided for my daughter has been wonderful. Her confidence has increased immensely. We are very grateful.
Increase in confidence
After Jack attended his awarded tutoring sessions, there was a huge improvement to his progress at school which also meant an increase in his confidence and social abilities amongst his peers.
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