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.
Improving Life Chances through Education
We are an independent charity working to improve the quality of education and life chances of children and young people in the remote Tyume Valley, South Africa.
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.
Stephanie and Geraldine are walking from London to Canterbury Cathedral, in the footsteps of pilgrims. The two retired teachers who love books and storytelling want to share this love with the children of Tyume Valley, Eastern Cape, South Africa.
TVS has long run study camps for primary school learners from Tyume Valley schools. Over a week two groups of children plus their teachers stay at Hobbiton Outdoor Activity Centre in nearby Hogsback for two and a half days each, enabling us to involve up to 100 children.
It may be surprising these days to come across teenagers who know less about computers than the older generation. But that's the situation in Tyume Valley. Few families can afford computers or tablets and wifi/broadband connectivity is very poor.
IT Study Camp for school leavers December 2017 It’s about how to conquer your fears and try something new Confidence, team work, thinking outside the box. Although TVS has an extensive IT programme for primary school children (more on this in a future blog), we are unable to work with many secondary school students.… Read More »IT Study Camp for school leavers December 2017