Tyume Valley Schools, Eastern Cape, South Africa 


Tyume Valley Schools

Registered Charity Number 1103909


British Council
The British Council supports educators in the UK and worldwide to work together to enrich the quality of education in schools and equip young people to live and work successfully in a global society.
British Council
Consortium of Development Education Centres (CODEC)
Development Education Centres (DECs) are locally based dynamic and innovative centres of global learning. These independent, not-for-profit organisations support and deliver global learning in schools and communities.

Consortium of Development Education Centres (Codec)
Hilltop Empowerment Centre
An Education Centre, that runs projects all over the Eastern Cape province.
Hobbiton Outdoor Education Centre
An Outdoor Activity Centre in the nearby village of Hogsback in the Amatola Mountains.  TVS organises at least one Study Camp a year at Hobbiton for children and teachers from schools in the Tyume Valley. The study camps provide a unique opportunity for children to learn personal development and life skills such as Team Building.  The study camps are also an opportunity to consolidate TVS' regular local school programmes, though additional IT and English activities.  As a core philosophy, all activities offered at Hobbiton must be voluntary and fun! 
TVS works closely with Jikani, a community organisation in Hogsback. Jikani aims to increase employment and other opportunities for local people. It currently provides an employment bureau, training, marketing of local crafts and a second-hand clothes shop. During 2014, TVS' IT trainer Vuvu has been delivering weekly adult IT classes in Hogsback.
A network of Presbyterian churches in the north eastern US state of Maine. MATE has a South African Partnership, working with a number of Tyume Valley villages to encourage and support 'home gardens'. The project has grown from the initial training of 17 families in 4 villages in February 2007, to 273 families in 10 villages. Most of the home gardens are maintained by elderly grannies who are not only supporting themselves, but also their AIDS-orphaned grandchildren and other family members afflicted with AIDS.

Newcastle City Council
A loyal supporter of TVS. In 2013 it organised a Trade seminar to improve trade links between South Africa and North East England. Funds raised at the seminar were donated to TVS. More recently TVS has partnered with Newcastle City Council in an exciting bid for an EU-funded project aimed at encouraging young people's engagement in civic and political activities.

Oxfam Schools partnerships
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