Meet the Team

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.


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Paul Bloomfield

Paul Bloomfield became involved in the Anti-Apartheid Movement while still at school and continued to organise Anti-Apartheid activity as a student politician. In 1976 he travelled to South Africa at the request of the ANC to meet campaigners and build solidarity following the student protests that year. Paul went on to serve on the National Executive Committee of the Anti-Apartheid Movement from 1979 until 1994, when free elections were held in South Africa. Speaking of his new role, Paul said: "24 years after the end of apartheid, South Africa still faces many challenges in tackling its legacy. I'm delighted to be backing a charity which is providing practical support to schools in rising to the challenge in education."


Margaret Kiloh

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.
Stephanie Gallier

Stephanie Gallier

Stephanie Gallier is a retired Primary School teacher now living in Kent. She spent many years as a class teacher and SENCO in a large school in Hampshire and forged links with a school in Tyume Valley. She has been involved as a volunteer teacher for TVS in South Africa, visiting and running a variety of study camps over the years. She is a trustee of the charity and currently serves as Secretary.

Claire Davies



Maxwell A. Ayamb

Maxwell A. Ayamba

Maxwell A. Ayamba is an Environmental Journalist/academic and has published a number of academic papers/journals in relation to Black & Minority Ethnic Communities and the environment in the UK. He is the Projects Co-ordinator of the Sheffield Environmental Movement (SEM), formerly an Associate Lecturer/Research Associate at Sheffield Hallam University (SHU). Maxwell was a Board Member of the Imperial College's Open Air Laboratories (OPAL) Explore Nature project 2009 - 2013. Member of the Regional Environment Protection Advisory Committee (REPAC) of the Environment Agency for Yorkshire & Humber 2005 - 2010. Board Member of Sheffield Groundwork Trust 2005 - 2009. Board Member of the Ramblers Association of the UK 2005 - 2009. Committee Member, Peak District National Park Equality Standard Audit Group 2004 - 2006. Board Member of the International Environment Forum (IEF) 1999 - 2000.
Gaynor Cobb

Gaynor Cobb

Wendy Fox

Wendy Fox

Wendy joined TVS as a volunteer English teacher. Subsequently, she visited South Africa for 3 years with the TVS teaching team. The aim was to develop teachers skills in teaching maths and English. Wendy also joined the TVS committee but eventually had to resign due to workload in her Head teacher role. When Wendy retired from this role 8 years later, she volunteered to work for the British Council and VSO as a Teacher and Leadership Advisor in Rwanda. Upon her return, she once again joined the committee to use her experience of working in Rwanda to contribute to the aims of TVS. Wendy has 2 grown up sons and 2 granddaughters and lives in Heathfield, Sussex. She enjoys running, reading and culture.

John Hagestadt

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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.
JIm Lewis

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.

Margaret Woodward


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Wendy Maples

Learning Consultant

Ian Roscow


Kai- Nneka Townsend

Project Management

Team SA - Staff

Lydene Naylor

Lydene Naylor

Vuvu Tomi

Vuvu Tomi

IT Facilitator and Reading Club Coordinator

Team SA - Regular Volunteers

Winnie Maneli

Project Adviser

Francois Rautenbach

IT support

Nontombi Siyanga

IT facilitator and Reading Club volunteer