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 Tyuume Valley School committee

TVS is a registered charity (no:1103909). Details can be found on the Charity Commission website.

TVS funds a UK volunteer in Tyume Valley. Vicky Riley oversees all TVS's activities and expenditure on a day to day basis and maintains close relationships with Tyume Schools and other local stakeholders. TVS also employs two local IT trainers, Vuvu Tomi and Nontombi Siyanga.

TVS Trustees and Committee members are all experienced professionals who have spent a lifetime working in education or children's services. Trustees are all actively involved with TVS and regularly visit Tyume Valley at their own expense. TVS's administration and overhead costs are therefore extremely low.
Margaret Kiloh
Margaret Kiloh
was formerly Dean of Social Sciences at the Open University. She has a degree in African Studies and in addition to her publications for the Open University she co-authored A Fighting Union, the History of the South African Railway and Harbour Workers Union, with Archie Sibeko.
Susan Richards
Susan Richards
was formerly Director of Children and Family Services for Northamptonshire. After retiring from local government, she worked for Together for Children, helping to set up Sure Start Children's Centres, and chaired a Northamptonshire secondary school board of governors.
Elizabeth Hanks
Elizabeth Hanks
is a retired teacher. She worked with students with Special Educational Needs and taught Government and Politics at Carshalton High School for Girls. She is a trained mediator and works with the NUT and the neighbourhood mediation service.
Stephanie Gallier
Stephanie Gallier
is a primary school teacher at St Peter's Catholic Primary School in Waterlooville, Hampshire. Her school is partnered with Ncera Zantsi Primary School in the Tyume Valley.
Geraldine Palmer
Geraldine Palmer
is a secondary school teacher, currently working at a Secure Training Centre in Kent. She is a keen netballer and has organised coaching for the schools in the Tyume Valley.
Liz button
Liz Button
is a retired secondary school teacher. She now teaches English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), provides support for the production and distribution of educational DVDs on health issues and works as a volunteer Adult Basic Education Tutor.
Caroline glendinning
Caroline Glendinning
is a retired Professor of Social Policy, with expertise in the areas of disability, family care and care services for adults and older people. She is a Trustee of the UK Thalidomide Trust and involved with a number of Manchester refugee and anti-poverty organisations.
Jim Lewis
Jim Lewis
is a retired Primary Teacher from the UK with over 35 years' experience in education, including 10 years as a primary school headteacher in two different parts of England. He also served for a year as a School Governor Coordinator, planning and delivery Governor Training across a large rural county. Much of his teaching experience was in multicultural schools, where English was not the students' home language. His involvement with TVS began in 2007 when, with their support and that of the British Council, his school established a link with Ntulikazi School. Staff were exchanged between schools on three occasions and work was done together on professional development. Pupils exchanged letters and worked on joint learning projects. Since retirement, he has kept up his links with TVS and Tyume. He has visited the Valley five times and has been involved in the English language project from its beginning.
Guy Lancaster
Guy Lancaster
is a Web Systems Engineer, based in Manchester. He has worked and volunteered for many NGOs, including War on Want.
Registered Charity Number 1103909