What’s Happening

What’s Happening

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.