Development Education Centre (DEC) is a non-profit, non-governmental organisation focused on women education, empowerment and microcredit.
DEC was established in March 1988 by a group of concerned individuals through the facilitation of Cecilia U. Asogwa. The vision of forming the organisation is, “helping women to help themselves”, starting with those resident in the rural areas.
DEC is ecumenical in nature and is affiliated to the Association of Christian Lay Centres in Africa (ACLCA), a member of the Collaboration Committee of World Lay Centres and Movements of Social Concern in the World Council of Churches in Geneva, Switzerland. DEC is currently one of the leading NGOs and a model as far as is concerned in the South-East geographical zone of Nigeria, with branch offices in most of the towns in the zone.