What’s Happening

What’s Happening


Each TVS Learning Support Assistant has a working, four day, in-school timetable, matching their respective school’s timetable, supporting daily English & Maths lessons along with delivering weekly, extra lessons in Maths, English & reading. The LSAs meet each Friday at the Learning Centre to assess and report on the week’s work, create resources and undergo […]

ICT Lessons

Regular, weekly ICT & English lessons are led by two University of Fort Harepost-graduate students, at the TVS Learning Centre every Tuesday andFriday for Amabhele High School, Grade 8 and 9 Learners, as well as forMabandla Primary intermediate learners. This term, Amabhele HighSchool Grade 12, learners enjoyed the use of the TVS projectors andclassrooms for […]

A Fresh Start for schools

he beginning of the first, academic term and new year of 2024 marked a significant milestone for Tyume Valley Schools as our dedicated team of Learning Assistants eagerly stepped into their roles to support Grade 4 teachers across four primary schools. Equipped with projectors, whiteboards, laptops, and essential resources, TVS ensured that each LSA was […]

TVS Reading Campaign

With TVS help our schools are now creating reading corners with colourful cushions where children can relax and read for pleasure. The five village Reading Clubs which were set up some time ago survived the Covid pandemic and are now well established. Three of these also double-up as homework clubs, assisting the children with their […]

June Newsletter

Our June newsletter is out now. If you would like to sponsor Woodie and Nellie (with their owners and friends!) on the 60 mile walk, you can do so here.

Twentieth Anniversary for TVS

August 2023 will mark the twentieth anniversary of the first ever Study Camp held at the Hobbiton Outdoor Education Centre in Hogsback. In 2003, just nine years after the first non-racial democratic elections in South Africa, a group of UK teachers gave up their summer holiday to participate in an experiment in sharing teaching experiences […]

A Fresh Start for Schools

The educational impact of the Covid pandemic has not gone away. If anything, it is now worse. During the pandemic many rural children received little or no education. When they returned to school their teachers were overwhelmed by the backlog. Learners are now presenting for TVS programmes who are unable to read and write even […]

Developing a Reading Culture

South African literacy experts believe that poor performance in reading is deeply entangled with the glaring social and political inequalities in South Africa where the daily lives of most children are fraught with poverty, hunger and uncertainty. Reading is often taught in schools in a highly technical way with no attention paid to the need […]

A visit from SOLON

On Friday the 7th May 2021, TVS enjoyed a site visit from one of our major partners, Mrs. Cecily Salmon of SOLON. Mrs. Cecily Salmon has been involved with TVS for several years and has met and visited with TVS chair members and staff on several occasions.

TVS Covid-19 Roadshow

2020 has been a really challenging year for everyone. Due to the corona virus, schools were closed and volunteers could not go to South Africa. TVS has been unable to run its usual programme of English and IT classes, teacher training and study camps.